…….and then I don’t feel so bad. No wait, please don’t run away! Come back! I promise I’m not going to subject you to my singing!! We have decided as a family that I don’t need a sore throat or a head cold to sound like Lee Marvin singing ‘I was born under a wandering star’!! I’m sure Correne would be happy to elaborate if you asked her. My lips are sealed!
I would chase after you to stop you running away but I’m afraid my walking stick would trip me up. It has a tendency to do that even when I’m walking. I do use a stick you know, I even have a photo to prove it.
See? I’m the one on the right in pink in case you wondered. Don’t ask me how I walked in those shoes I have no idea. I can only say that it must have been a gift from God to allow me to look a little glamorous for my dear son’s wedding to his soul mate. I’m very thankful too. 🙂 And Correne’s shoes were even higher believe me.
Anyway, I digress. For those of you who haven’t run away. As I was sitting sewing this morning I was thinking how therapeutic I find hand sewing. Somehow, the regular rhythm of the needle soothes me and I can feel my shoulders moving down from somewhere near my ears to their rightful place.
I love to hand quilt and a little hand embroidery or beading and such like. I even started hand sewing my Farmers Wife Quilt blocks. Unfortunately, they have been relegated to the WIP/UFO box but that’s a whole other story!
Far and away my most favourite hand sewing of choice would have to be the hexie. Was that a cheer I heard? 🙂 I have spent many happy hours these last couple of years sewing little hexagons and making them into various items and I don’t seem to get bored with them. I do need a change occasionally but am always happy to go back to them after a little break.
So, I thought that, now I seem to have cracked the – photograph in the right place nonsense – (generally), I’d inflict a few more pictures on you of the ‘things wot I have made’. you know, in the spirit of friendship and all that? 🙂
Ok, so the birdie isn’t a made of hexies but, in my defence, he was made by hand! Pretty Liberty lawn hexie wreaths given as presentsfor Christmas tree decorations.
Sorry, I love it so much I had to put it in twice. I think it looks fab on the green leather chair. And no, I’m not usually in the habit of putting flower vases on the floor to get knocked over by the next numpty who walks by. It’s my attempt at an ‘arty’ photo!! No?
Talking of being a numpty, we were viewing a pretty old cottage the other weekend and I was so busy looking out of the window at the garden I put my foot in the dog’s water bowl and turned it upside down. I tell you, I shouldn’t be let out! They were very nice about it, even when I used up all of their kitchen towel mopping the water up off the floor. 🙂
Last one. Hey, who said hooray, put the flags out? This is my current project using Brenda Riddle’s Pastel Floral Collection of fabrics for Lecien and my interpretation of a pattern by Dorothy Kinsley Wray. I haven’t decided on the background fabrics yet. Definitely not white. The white you can see is my ‘design wall’. Yes, it’s ok you can snort, it’s allowed, I did too as I wrote it – it’s just a white flannel sheet. Effective though and saves me scrabbling round on the floor when I need to see a project laid out. It’s too far down for me now and makes me totally inelegant when I try to get back up again.
Well folks, if you’ve stayed with me so far you deserve a medal. Thank you so much for putting up with me I really do appreciate it. I’d love to know which part of sewing is therapeutic and relaxing for you. Hope you had a great weekend. Happy sewing. Yvonne Xxx