Saturday, February 27, 2010

baby steps....................

Okay before that startles anyone thinking we might be expecting the patter of tiny feet - stop right now
As a woman teetering on the brink of her 50th birthday at the end of April I'm not referring to human babies but to my re-entry into the world of stitching

I've barely picked up a needle since before Christmas when it was under duress to complete Christmassy things that I felt obliged to bring to fruition like this wallhanging for the Secret Santa at work

The most inspiring thing I've stitched since Christmas has been Cashes Name Tapes on the kids clothes - not particularly creative, just on of those jobs we have to do

But in the same way that Mother Nature is starting to waken with crocuses on the roundabouts in town and buds are just starting to appear on the dormant shrubs I have started to feel the slightest twinge of a desire to sew

My sewing room is shoulder deep in detritus - when you're not working somewhere regularly it's amazing how easily those items of mine from around the house that the other family members see fit to dump on my table can mount up.
So a new project wasn't even coming close to dream status never mind reality

But tucked away amongst the piles and PILES of jumbled up sewing stuff - fabric, threads, baskets of half assembled block components, clothes that need mending/altering, haberdashery, sewing notions, etc, etc, - are you getting a handle on the size and magnitude of this mess here? - I found something I could just pick up and add to........... (scroll down to the first picture)

As luck would have it I'd already cut out a large quantity of red circles ready for gathering stitches around the edge in preparation for pressing over a metal washer to set the shape for appliqueing onto the vines

So off we go......................................

I wouldn't say I'm up to my usual productivity rate - not by a long way, but at least I now feel like picking up a needle and doing something stitchy
As I said at the beginning..................

baby steps............................

10 comments:

Screen Door said...

I'm so glad you're back. Believe me, I completely understand how you are too busy having a life to write about it. Hope your kids are well. Can't wait for spring to come here... I'm jealous...

loulee said...

Can't wait to see what you're doing. Always something inspiring happening at Chez Bebbs.

Jeanne said...

Glad you're beginning to get your head above water. A needle in hand is a good sign. It'll soothe you to settle back into familiar routine -- whatever that is :)
Jeanne

Rosalind said...

Great to see you back :o)
We've missed you!

sewkalico said...

So pleased to read that you (my applique hero) are stitching again!! I have the same problem with my sewing room. Because I can't actually sew at the moment, my sewing table is covered with cr*p: washing, DIY stuff, you name it!! It does not make me happy to know 'they' feel they can dump stuff like that on my special space!! (It's like they are walking on my grave!!)

BTW, I love the holly leaf quilting on your wallhanging!

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see you back.............hope the stitching bug continues to grow........

julieQ said...

I know what you mean...life gets in the way of my stitching time!

AnnieO said...

Glad to see a needle and thread have found their way into your hands---and they are portable so you don't have to perch amid your detritus!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Welcome back!! Glad to see a needle and thread are back in business in your house.

I think this winter has been a very difficult one for many...for lots of different reasons...but the weather is a BIG factor! I must admit that for the first time in many weeks it is wonderful to see the sun and the first signs of spring and actually feel like my get up and go are returning.

Look forward to seeing further pictures...

Meggie said...

Nice to see someone is having some rebirthing of sewing! haha!
My stagnant hands just seem unable to begin, & then the way you described your sewing room... I thought you had sneaked a look at mine!