As you may have noticed, I have been pretty missing in action both on my blog and social media accounts. I honestly didn’t really know what I was doing, I just knew I needed to take a break for a little bit. I used the excuse of working on some dresses for a wedding, then there were holidays, and before I knew it, March rolled around. Through this break, which I thought was just going to be a break, I realized something. I realized that yes, God has placed dreams on my heart, but it may not be my time right this instant to act out on those dreams. I feel like I was so frustrated with trying to figure out exactly where I wanted The Ruffled Stitch to be, I wasn’t listening fully to God. He told me to do The Ruffled Stitch many different times, so I was full force trying to make it happen. But I am beginning to realize, yes I really believe God has something big for The Ruffled Stitch, it just may not be right now. All my fighting and pushing and stressing won’t change HIS time.
What this break has shown me, is I am a much happier person when I am off social media. It has made me realize how much my heart has grown into being more a wife and mom than a business owner. I really feel like God is calling me, in this moment, to be content in the small things and not necessarily shoot for the moon right now. I wrote a post about being faithful in the small things on my personal blog if you are interested.
I wanted to write this blog post to update all my readers, that I am taking a break. A break in the fact that I don’t know when I will start blogging regularly again or even instagram regularly. I have decided that sewing bridal wear is the direction I do want to go with The Ruffled Stitch, so I will take custom orders as they come, but I have decided not to heavily pursue it at this moment. It’s been a hard choice for me to just step away for an undetermined amount of time. Step away from something I have worked on growing, but I feel so peaceful that this is what God wants me to do, I can hardly not do it. I am completely at peace with being a mom and wife first, and slowly working on the business as God allows second. I really feel in my heart someday I will be doing something big with The Ruffled Stitch, but today isn’t that day.
A few things I am planning on working on in the time I find:
-Taking more classes on Craftsy and online to better my skills for sewing formal wear
-Sew some maternity clothing for me
-Sew some clothes and bedding for baby girl’s room
-Work on some spring sewing for Kina
-Sew a sample wedding dress and take pictures of it for the blog
-Sew a suit for Loren
I will try my hardest to post them to instagram if you want to follow along @theruffledstitch. I may or may not post them to the blog. I know the blog is a mess, there are updates I don’t think I did that managed to make my blog go crazy. I plan on trying to fix that as well….maybe ;). I also will probably be posting more frequently on topics like faith and family over on my personal blog The Ruffled Life if you want to follow along there.
Thank you all for the kind words I have received on my blog in the past, I hope you have gleaned something from it, and stay tuned for the future. It may be a couple months or a couple years, but The Ruffled Stitch will be back more frequently someday :).