Wednesday, 10 September 2008

My soul is fed with needle and thread



Even 15 minutes of hand stitching at the end of lunchtime at work can calm me. I am so glad that I had this wonderful little project to do. Not too big (about 10 hours), fun (the fabrics are beautiful) and dedicated (for Ro).

I am not the quickest hand stitcher. An arm's length of thread on a needle, stitching down the back side of a binding takes 15 minutes, 20 If I am also watching TV. For me that is, however, one of the best "feel-good" steps in the whole quilting process.

Very Therapeutic. At the planning stage before machine quilting I was doodling so many images, none felt right to me. I kept on wanting to make paper airplanes and fly them around the quilt. Finally I doodled them enough that I knew it would be exactly what this little quilt was calling for. And Ro would either love it or hate it. I loved it.

And so I sent the planes soaring all across the quilt. (click on the photo for a better look)




You can visit the quilt at the "bespoke uprising" booth at the Circle Craft Christmas Market in Vancouver (November 11 - 16).

2 comments :

  1. I was thinking this very same thing last night. I am starting a big stressful project at work that will take months to implement. Yesterday was particulary trying. I did some sewing for about 2 hours last night and was a new, refreshed person for the little time investment. I'm going to get a lot of sewing done this year I think. It beats therapy!

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  2. i love it!!!

    so does my mom.

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