Monday, December 17, 2012

Therapy sewing

As I may have mentioned last week, I haven't spent much time in the sewing room lately. 

And now what little time I do have will have to be devoted to the Guild's challenge.  I NEVER wait this long to start mine, but here it is, only 33 days before I have to present it and I haven't put one stitch into fabric yet.  Some of my fellow members will laugh at me, because they wait until after the First of the year ( so they say) but to me, this is the very last minute!

Just a hint...

 Anyway, the point of  all this rambling is that I can't share what I'll be working on very much. 

Yesterday I had a bit of time for sewing, but didn't want to come out of the sewing room with nothing to show but some shapes on wonder under.  So I got out my "therapy sewing" box.  I started this last year after reading Rayna Gilman's book.

 I have a nice pile of bits I've randomly sewn.  I may have a plan for them, but who knows for sure.

 So I found some pieces of a block I abandoned at some point in there and decided to play with them and see what I could accomplish in an hour or so.Here's what I ended up with.  Pretty "normal" compared to the rest of the bits.  But I think it will be ok.  My color choices are being determined by the fabric framing this block.

Thinking Green this time, consider the durability of a product before you buy it as a gift. Cheaper, less durable items often wear out quickly, creating waste and costing you money. Look for items that embody the concept of reuse. For example: swings made from used tires, wooden toys made from scrap wood, craft kits that take advantage of used goods and discards, and drawing boards that can be erased and reused.
This is just one of the earth friendly tips for you to consider over the holidays

I am grateful for:
Not having to scrape the car on frosty mornings.
Time well spent helping unwanted pets find homes.
The break between semesters.
a visit from our soldier over the holidays!
I've given away a lot of the Christmas cookies. (less for me to eat)

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