Sometimes when I am sewing my mind wanders off to other subjects. That's when I usually stick myself and wake up.
Today I stuck myself more than a few times as I was working on a quilted book cover.
Now, I can't show it to you because I don't want to spoil the surprise.
When the mail delivers it to my friend, then I can show you guys. Suffice it to say that I have been sewing up a storm this week and as the rain has stopped briefly, I might be able to go on a field trip to the new Tampa Ikea! Maybe this weekend- I can't stand the suspense a moment longer ! (It opened May 6th and I have been patiently waiting for it to be "not so crowded!" and no, I have never been to one!)
In all the years that I have been writing this Blog, I rarely post without a photo.
This is one of those times.
Unless maybe I show you the chicken I drew and scanned and printed on fabric to add to the quilted book cover- huh? wanna see?
here it is:
She's kinda cute- right?
Can you help me name her?
It's late and I'm getting ready to shut this down for the night but I just wanted to say thanks, to all of you who stop by to see if I have anything new.
It's nice to know that you are out there and that you care about what I might be making or want to make!
Thank you very much.
I have slowed down a bit lately with writing here, mostly because I have been trying to really "work" and get some things made to sell, and give and use my time more efficiently.
There is nothing fast about hand sewing or embroidery but as I sat and put stitches in the cloth, I admired the texture that each new stitch added and it gave me comfort.
Maybe that's weird, I don't know, but I am so grateful for this time in my life, to be able to sit and sew.
It's lonely without children in the house and the cartoons or music makes noise so it's not so bad. But it's nice to also work without interruptions. I can concentrate and focus.
Learning to crochet flowers gives me the same feeling- satisfaction in making something with my own two hands ( and exercising my brain by forcing in new knowledge). Now I am going to be spinning wool into yarn and that will be a challenge and an adventure.
I have begun searching for websites with funky art yarns and am really having fun making lists of things to spin with- glow in the dark bugs and stars with glow in the dark embroidery threads and yarns- felted flowers and leaves and butterflies.
I only wish that it were cooler here so that I could knit and wear some articles like gloves and scarves. Recently at the knitting retreat the chicks were knitting flip flops to felt- now that's knitting in Florida!
Anyway, it's time to get some rest and tomorrow is another day.
I will take some pictures as long as the sun is shining and maybe update you on the progress of a few of my almost finished projects- we'll see what Friday brings.
dream a little dream,