Another year begins and I have a little piece to show that sums up a philosophy I truly believe in.....
Sewing mends the soul! At least it mends mine! I am so grateful that as a young girl I was taught how to sew and crochet which lead to making quilts, clothes, cross stitch, knitting and lots of other crafty things. When I'm involved in a creative project it makes me feel good inside and out.
This is the Blackbird Design, Ann's Sewing Tray, from their book A Schoolgirl's Work. I used the recommended overdyed flosses and a piece of linen from my stash. There are several small pieces in this book that I want to stitch. I already have a couple kitted up and waiting to be started.
I like this frame for this piece. It has a bit of a patina to it that complements the stitching - IMHO.
As a young child I was told that the way you spend New Year's Day is how you'll spend the rest of the year, so today I ate lunch at a restaurant and I'm having carryout for dinner. I've knitted, I've cross stitched, I sewed up a quilt block and I took a little nap. Notice I didn't cook or clean. I would like this day to repeat itself on many many many occasions throughout 2012.
Thank you to all who read this crazy little blog. I appreciate you stopping by and love reading your comments. I hope that 2012 brings the best of everything to all our lives!