Well, I am usually a people person but all that family togetherness over the holidays were somewhat stressful….so on Saturday and some of Sunday I took a ‘people ‘break’. I sat at my sewing machine, and dyed some more fabrics, and made a couple of thins. Nothing fancy, and I did not want to start cutting out a bigger project, so instead I made a couple of more landscapes and finished the five pouches I wanted to make as Christmas gifts.
What I love is the peacefulness of sewing…making straight lines, hand-sewing beads and buttons, putting colors together and coming up with a unique project. Sometimes I like starting a big project, like a quilt, and sometimes when I want to relax I prefer to make small things. These past few days were definitely about making small things.
I sat and as I sewed, making a mess of my sewing area (see photo below), it just felt all was right in the world. I didn’t need to make art, or anything big and creative, I just had to keep going with what I was doing.
And can you see the little ribbon of leave at the top right? Well, I used a slightly different color of leaves for the following project:
And so I spent a very satisfying day. Went out that night with my husband to see, “Lincoln”, the movie, and fell asleep calm and contented.
This is one of the things I love about sewing.