Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First stitches






 September! I am so hoping that it brings cooler weather because the heat and humidity this summer have been the worst I've ever experienced. It has been hard to be motivated to work on projects since the humidity leaves us all feeling so sticky and weak. But yesterday a burst of energy possessed me and I was able to finish the appliqu√©, make my quilt sandwich, and baste everything together. And this morning the quilting has started on my Hawaiian quilting project! Destined to be a cushion for our living room. The first of a pair. These cushions were actually intended to be a present for the house for our second year anniversary and now there are a few weeks until we mark our third. Having a new baby kind of pushed this project to the back burner. There were so many other baby related projects that just took priority.  But now it feels good to be working on it again.  The slow pace of it allows me to really reflect back on our marriage, the laughs we have shared, and the home we've been making, and Liam. So much wonderfulness. I think that is my favorite part about hand sewing. The pace. The time to sit and reflect and wonder. It makes me feel connected and a part of a past where women sat and did the same, perhaps as their own little babies were taking naps. September. One of my favorite months. Here's to hopefully days cooling down and stitches being made!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

6 comments:

  1. I really agree with you on two points - baby and baby sewing take over everything! And the pace of hand sewing allows for peaceful reflection. Your cushions will be beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Jenny! I agree, the pace for hand sewing definitely allows for so much peaceful reflection. Thank you so much for the visit and the encouraging words! Mahalo!

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  2. I really agree with you on two points - baby and baby sewing take over everything! And the pace of hand sewing allows for peaceful reflection. Your cushions will be beautiful!

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  3. It looks beautiful and you store it in such a cute basket! Enjoy your stitching!

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  4. Your quilting is so beautiful and the cushions will be gorgeous!! xx

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