recent work

Work has been a struggle, lately. Depression and anxiety are kind of the worst! Ha. I am fighting it though. I bought a new sewing machine today, with encouragement from everyone important in my life. I immediately finished two bags, so I actually feel good about the dumb amount of money I spent.  

 hand quilting eff yeah  

hand quilting eff yeah  

My new machine is the Janome Skyline S3. I'll write more about it when I've gotten a real handle on it. So far, it is my favorite thing. 

 pink pink pink also white and accidentally reminiscent of the square logo, woops  

pink pink pink also white and accidentally reminiscent of the square logo, woops  

It's really overwhelming how much depression and anxiety has influenced and continues to influence my life. I don't really know how to fully explain it to myself. I don't know that I even trust the understanding that I've reached so far. And it feels so self-indulgent and ridiculous to even talk about, but it's so strongly influencing my ability to make Chapman Handmade a real thing that it seems dishonest to not address it. 

That's all I've got, I guess.