Please pardon the prolonged pause in my updates. To say it has been a busy few months would be an understatement!
In September, I attended Quilt Expo in Madison, we traveled to Door County (have you been? you must!), remodeled our basement, enrolled Henry in school, celebrated both of my boys birthdays(ages 1 and 3), and celebrated my own birthday!
More importantly, on my birthday– I celebrated the arrival of my new nephew! Birthday buddies for life!
And my creative to-do list can only be put off for so long!
In my hiatus I have yet to do any sewing– with a machine that is!!!
I am starting to feel like a total fraud– proclaiming my desire to learn to quilt but never actually doing it.
BIG PURCHASE REQUIRES BIG COMMITMENT?
But that is about to change–thanks to an investment that made my husband’s head spin! (More on that soon!) I’ve made a promise of total and utter commitment to my sewing endeavors to justify the purchase! Fiduciary responsibility is a reasonable motivator? No?
HAND SEWING: RELAXING AND PORTABLE!
Like Faye, I have taken up hand sewing which has been such a lovely addition to my days. I look forward to picking it up at the end of a busy day with my boys. I can drink wine, relax on the couch, watch TV with my husband, and my brain empties of all the worries and tasks coming up. My brain runs on the anxious side, and embroidery has proven to be rather therapeutic. As a result, I have found that I am more process over project, at least for now.
So far, I have completed a couple of small embellished embroidery items and even an initial attempt at a free-hand appliqué cityscape.
Applique just means sewing fabric on fabric, right? If so, then yes, appliqué has also been on my list of recent creative endeavors.
And a close up:
and another close up:
This counts as appliqué, right?
Please tell me the above looks like the start of a line of (colorful) brownstones?
Also how cute is that needle minder. Find it and more “FUNctional” notions from Needlegoods here.
WEDDING PROJECT–For the Pies….
Oh! I can also claim that I’ve helped my sister with a fun little project for her upcoming wedding. No sewing involved but still! I worked my left brain.
BOYS, BOYS, BOYS!
The truth is, my boys keep me busy.
My little Henry started preschool two days a week and Farm School one day a week! (Side note: my mom aka “Meemaw” takes Henry to Farm School where he has learned to feed the different animals, collect and wash eggs, sow wheat seeds, grind wheat berries for flour, brush a horse, use a wheelbarrow, and so much more! It is a beautiful place with the most fun lessons like “How to climb a fence.” How cool is that! A place that teaches kids to get dirty! I love it, but more importantly Henry loves it).
KIDS AND QUILTING…
Ok enough about my kid (sorry! I can’t help myself) my question for all of you is-
Do you enjoy hand sewing?
Do you find it calming, almost therapeutic?
Do you think about projects all day–even when you’re busy?
Do you think I’ll ever have time to quilt?