Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sewing Again

 It has been awhile since I have played in my sewing room and I have missed it.  I have to remember that I am the type of person who has to have fun doing what my heart loves once in awhile.  When I put "me time" on the back burner for to long   ....well....  it bothers me.  So today, I broke out some fabric and began to make something.

 While attaching the binding, my middle finger was getting so sore.  I remembered the sewing kit my mother gave me that had been my grandma's when she was alive.  I quickly pulled it out of the cabinet and slipped it onto my finger.  This September, my grandma has been gone from us for a whole year.  It does not seem possible.  While sewing on the binding, memories of my sweet and precious Grandma began to wash over me.  I remember her hands and imagined her with this very same thimble on her finger working away at one of her many projects.  Goodness I miss her.
I had a couple little strips left of fabric from my project so I put together a little ruffled kitchen towel for the oven door.  It is amazing what some fabric and thread can do to lift ones spirit.


Ali said...

You need to feed that inner spirit and make your favorite sister a kitchen towel. :) Well, if you want to that is.

Sewn With Grace said...

I agree, there's nothing like a little pretty fabric to make the day better! :)

notes of sincerity said...

What a special way to sew something lovely. With your grandma very near to your heart. :o) Your little quilt is adorable and I love your sewing space. It is so charming! I can not wait for the weather to cool off, and I will be able to get a little furniture stripping and painting done. :o) I love white with everything. :o)
hugs. Trish

Kathy said...

Your sewing space is so cute; not to mention your cute quilt! So agree with finding what nourishes your soul!

Joyah said...

Oh my dear, how wonderful. I just talked to a dear Mom about "me time", we creative souls must have that or we dry up. :) I call it taking "Iris's for my soul".