I sit here, staring at my blog and am amazed at how much time has passed since I have posted anything. Sometimes it becomes almost an embarrassment and that makes me stay away even longer. But I have been watching all you ladies that I follow, slipping peeks at all the garments that you have been creating. I still have a white bombshell swimsuit laying across the top of my dress form, much to my youngest daughter’s unhappiness. I was so close to finishing it when I realized that I had sewn the front piece on inside out. It is white I said, both sides are white, you can’t tell but when she tried it on I could tell. One side has a sheen to it, the other is more on the dull side. She didn’t notice but I did. So it sat there, undone, mocking me. Hours turned into days, the summer quietly ticking away until I realized that it was officially fall, the leaves has begun to change colors, a chill is in the air as the morning sun rises. At this point I accept defeat. I shall pack it away, stashed deep in my ‘unfinished’ projects box, thus hiding my shame.
I created nothing for a while after that, I was in such a dark place. I hated that a simple swimsuit defeated me. Depression set in, time passed and the lack of enthusiasm was great. Finally fate delivered a message. It came in the form of a Facebook group. It is about machine embroidery. The creations were amazing, from embroidered towels, appliques on blankets and free standing lace purses. I knew I had found my new muse.
I have never used my Brother Sewing/Embroidery machine at its full capability. Sure, I have sewn seams, put in zippers, buttonholes and had even stitched a few initials here and there. I see now that this entry level embroidery machine has so much more to offer. Below are a few things I have made.
So there it is! A new creative outlet that brings me back into the hobby that I enjoy so much! My head has filled with ideas as the holidays approach. What is your creative outlet? Does your change from time to time? Until the next time….
May your needles always be sharp,
Your bobbins always be full
And your stitches always be straight.