One of the things about making a resolution to finish projects that have been hidden in the unfinished object basket is that you get to say hello to old “friends”.
Hello, strange pink colored fabric that I have moved/touched (feeling a bit guilty) every single time I flip through my extra pieces of stitching fabric…..since 2005. I ask you (as I said aloud to the dog), what was so vital in my life that I didn’t have time to complete 8 stitches and then sew together into a pin keep? Yes, 8 stitches. The good news, it didn’t take but a few stitches, a bit of sewing and a little charm. All of a sudden, a bit of goodness to sit on a table.
Hello, quilted wall hanging I began years ago to always remember my sister-in-law. When I saw this pattern, it reminded me of the first time I had dinner on their farm. They passed around a Polaroid picture of the chicken (one of 80,000) they raised, and all that went on that morning .…so that we could eat fresh chicken for dinner. YIKES! That was a first for this girl. Janice got a good giggle out of that. She was a creative & kind sister. She always treated me so well. She baked like I have never seen before. She was the best example of a mom. She was the first person to ever tell us we were raising our boys well. I will never forget her. I don’t need to sew a quilt to remember. It is just a nice piece to work on. It affords me the time to remember so many bits of goodness about Janice. I’m guessing that she would be belly laughing that I now have 5 chickens.
Oh, hello sweet thing. That little coin purse hardware has sat on my sewing machine table for way too long. I sat down one evening and in less than 2 hours had this adorable little bit of limey green goodness finished.
Three hidden projects brought out into the light of day and it is only January. Every time I spy a completed item, it feels like I am bathing myself in grace & goodness.
I would love to hear what projects you are creating or finishing. Maybe we can inspire each other?
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelo
In this together friends,