Do you find that sometimes you did something that you enjoyed a lot, then for some reason, you notice you are no longer doing that 'thing'? Maybe it's taking walks, or relaxing on your porch after dinner. Maybe it's taking time to sew 10 minutes a day and recharge your creative batteries.
What I noticed is that somehow I seemed to have stopped having a handwork project 'at the ready'. I used to needleturn or embroider all the time. Did some EPP work too. But somehow those projects got moved or put away or are not in a 'ready state' and I've not been doing much hand work.
And I miss it. I miss the gentle ebb and flow of a handwork project. Finishing a section, starting a new one. The nice slow pace of stitching to let my mind relax.
After chatting with Diane Gilleland on my podcast July 13, 2015, I decided to get out my Thimble's project. I love the colors, the anticipation of having a ring done and being able to applique it to the yummy chocolate and aqua dot background.
The fabrics are ones I saved to use for a quilt for me, they are scraps from other projects. The thimble unit is excellent for this!
On this trip I've brought Diane's book. She has a ton of great tips, ideas for EPP and I really want to dive into this topic!
Plus I have thimble papers, scissors, needles, my Aurifil Thread, and my new state of mind. ... one to get back to hand work to relax and enjoy!
You can find my thread kits HERE
What is YOUR current handwork Project?
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