bask in my own admiration for a moment?
I've blogged about my (lack of) sewing skills before. Self taught and impatience do not go well together when sewing anything at all. But that is changing. I finally have the sewing love. So it hasn't hit as hard as the crochet love did when I finally got "it", but it has hit none the less. And what caused this change? This urge to pull out the machine before the hooks or yarns?
Why, this little cushion:
See, straight lines. Right angles. Neat edges. Amazing. Not like my usual sewing technique at all. Usually it's just dash the pieces together and keep sewing and trimming, sewing and trimming, until the thing is at best functional if not the neatest or prettiest of things. But this lovely cushion has changed all that. I made the cushion and then was inspired to cover my whole lovely old rocking chair, blogged about here after I found it in a car boot sale for £2.91!
With a few scraps from the remnants box in the local fabric store and a Rosali Cath Kidston at Ikea duvet set. The greatest compliment was when each and every person who has seen it so far has asked where I bought it and how much I paid! See, I sewed something that doesn't look like I sewed it. A true reflection of how well I did. And no loose ends, or mis-shaped seams. Now let's just hope I can remember that patience is a virtue when it comes to sewing. And I won't tell how I unpicked the first line of squares when the right angles went astray......
More to show on this theme but for now I hear my Suzie (sewing machine) calling. Oh and I have a hooky WIP to share soon too........ And I've not forgotten that I was going to show you the other crafty thing I have been learning......
Busy, busy, busy, oh why do I have to work all weekend?
See you soon.