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.

5 comments:

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".