A few years ago a friend of mine asked me when I found time to sew. I told her I tried to do a little bit every day. Even if that meant only five minutes. Sewing is one of the things that keeps me connected to myself. I need to sew. Something happened when we moved to the new house a year ago. My sewing room got bigger, I got to storage-ize it to my own specifications. It is not quite finished, but it is mine and I. Love. It. Then, why do I find myself avoiding that room? Why do I stand and stare at everything, but never touch it? This has gone on for a long time. I don't have the answer. Another friend asked me the same thing and I had to figure it out. I guess this last year has been difficult with my health, the new schools, the new ward, the split-ward-into-the-branch scenario and I guess I've felt a little like I don't know where I belong. I even lost my desire to BUY fabric. Yeah. Scary. Anyhoo, I worked with a friend to make curtains for the new home, but things changed in her life and she had to go back to REAL work, so I have three rooms left in the house with no curtains. I had to take ownership and get to work on the dining room. It has been very slow, but I found some great ideas online and decided to try the drop cloth curtain thing. I found a beautiful rose ribbon to embellish with, so I took the first step. Not yet finished, but I got started.
I also knew I needed to make a gift. I forced myself to spend an hour in "the room" and found some fabrics that I love and began the project.
I actually felt excited about these two projects and am nearly finished with them, and I want to do more! Wow, I must have had a break through and I didn't even have to pay for therapy.
I will show you the full projects soon.