I keep hunting for a sewing machine emoji, and it is not there! We have scissors, a spool of thread, and even a hand sewing needle, but the sewing machine is not represented. I would use it every day if it were available! Luckily, there is a group trying to do something about that….but we will have to wait a while longer. Check it out on their website, https://sewingmachineemoji.com/.
So what are Emojis and why do people use them? I read this article from Psychology today:
“Emojis are those small icons—smiley faces, winking eyes, hearts of all shapes, sizes and colors—that we use in text messages, emails and social media. They are everywhere these days because they increase the precision and nuance of our often super-brief and open-to-misunderstanding communications. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Emojis are not labeled, so their meaning is up to those who use them. But because they often telegraph an easily identified thought or feeling, they are mostly understood in context. They help us to add tone and clarity to our communication.
Emojis can be used in an infinite number of ways, but in my experience, these are some of the most common”.
🤣To lighten the mood by introducing sarcasm or humor.
😉To soften a blow.
🤬To find a more comfortable way to express ourselves.
🙏💔🍀To communicate when words fail us.
You can read more about the psychology of emojis HERE.
I love using emojis in my e-mails, in texts and on my social media posts. They help to paint a picture by illustrating the feelings that are hard to convey in words, or to make a post or e-mail more memorable.
Are you a fan of emojis or do you find them distracting or unnecessary?
I’d love to hear your comments about the sewing machine emoji.
Will you use it when and if it is approved?
Please leave a comment and share your thoughts on the Sewing Machine Emoji!
As for me, I can’t wait for an image that depicts me as a quilter much more so than a spool of thread, a needle and thread or a pair of scissors. Next up, let’s get the rotary cutter approved!!
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