When we moved to our 'smaller' house, the area for my crafting and sewing shrunk considerably. That's okay as I kept talking of downsizing and making life simpler by owning less things. And you know, I have to walk the talk. One day while passing by our south facing living room window, I noticed the beautiful sunshine coming through. Perfect place to set up my machine and get to work.
Handyman carried a table up from the basement for me and I moved my sewing machine into the light. I'm working on my Batik raggedy quilt. All squares are 9" X 9", seven squares across and nine down, two squares "thick". 126 squares, total. These 'simple' quilts are more work than they first appear. I've sewn from one side of each square across in a wavy pattern, now going back and sewing from the other side across... resulting in a drunken-patterned 'X'. No batting inside this one. I'm using whatever color thread I want, no rules here. I also read about a special pair of scissors used for snipping the seams, they have a sort of spring-like action. I'm going to look into getting a pair.
|Just a little bit of editing to achieve this 'fun effect'.|
Batiks are my most fave fabric ever. I'll be sure to show off the finished product.
I've also just received two books, "Thrush Green" and "Winter in Thrush Green" by Miss Read, an English author that died just this past year. I had previously read, "Christmas At Fairacre" and just fell in love with her writing. So calm, so peaceful, such a simple life depicted. I wanted to go and live in Miss Read's world. These books are perfect to settle down with during a cold winter day or actually any day. The local librarian knew nothing of these books nor their author, I had to order mine from Amazon. Anyway, sewing and reading is what I'll be doing.