On Evelina’s first birthday, I proudly presented her with the quilt that I had lovingly made for over a year (so started when she was not even yet born). I had chosen gorgeous Tilda fabrics and roughly followed a pattern. My inexperience did not matter because the end result was lovely and special. When I had Austin, I wanted to do the same for him. And I did. It just took a little longer.Continue reading “A Quilt Made with Love”
With all that I have on my plate at the moment, something has had to give. It makes me sad that this something is crafting. The last thing I crafted was the embroidery I sewed for our sew make believe lucky dip present and that was only because I had to (although I was so glad to have an actual deadline to make something).
At our first sew make believe sit ‘n’ sew of the new year, I didn’t have anything to bring with no hand sewing projects on the go. I brought a few books along to try to get inspired. Everything Alice is a book I have had a while but I had not actually read properly. It certainly helped to pique my interest but there is not getting away from the fact that at the moment, the thought of getting my sewing (or crochet) out feels like a chore rather than the relaxing past-time that it actually is. I am not sure if I need to just wait for my teaching course to be over or whether I can try to get back some crafting time. I am sure I could use some of my (admittedly limited) relaxation/TV time to do some sewing or crochet but I just need to get past the lack of enthusiasm.
It is at times like this that I am so pleased that I have sew make believe to go to – and I want to try to make it to more meetings this term since it will give me at least two hours a fortnight when I can concentrate on my King Size sampler quilt or my huge granny square crochet blanket and hopefully I will find my crafting mojo somewhere along the way.