Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Modern Sewer

Anyone else have an Android phone and not an iPhone? I got an issue of my sewing magazine the other day, and one of the features was ten sewing apps. Before I even turned to the page, I said to myself, "I bet most of them will be for the iPhone." Well, I wasn't *entirely* right. In actual fact, 9 out of 10 were iPhone exclusive. Mr. BTEG tells me that there as many apps out there for the Android as there are for the iPhone, but not for the stuff that I'm interested in. I have found one knitting app, called County, which helps you keep track of which row you're on. I can't even find a grocery list app that I like.

Another problem I have with sewing magazines is that too many of the projects assume you have an embroidery machine. And the embroidery is a big part of what makes the project. It just makes me feel poor and out of the loop, and I hate that.

On the other hand, there was a "survey" about how much fabric people have in their stashes. I'm a total piker compared to a lot of these women, but that, I'm totally cool with. I feel guilty about how much of a stash I have as it is. Although I'm getting to a point where more and more of it is leftover bits that are big enough that I don't like to throw them away.


Elephantschild said...

I have liked browsing Threads, but anything else sorta leaves me cold, for same the reasons. I sew clothes to save money, and using an $800 machine to put an image on clothing sort of defeats the purpose!

My stash is getting down to too-small bits, too. I sorted thru some of the boxes the other week, and realised that I really don't have much that's over 3/4 of a yard, other than pieces that are designated for home-dec projects.

Scottius Maximus said...


I just now figured out the title of your post. I kept wondering what the title had to do with the rest of the post, thinking maybe there was recently some new waste management engineering feat. But you never revealed it.

And then the light went on.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Scottius, there are people that prefer the term "sewist" for that very reason. Not sure I like it better, myself. :)