Last night I finished sewing a toddler size jumper in Liberty of London kingly cord. (Love the weight and texture of this fabric!) I’m also close to binding off on a matching sweater. It feels great to be making things again! Over the summer days and months went by without the click of needles. Piles of fabric went untouched. Weaving shuttles gathered dust. It made me realize that I simply cannot go without making something for very long. My aunt recently told me that my grandmother was always working on a project. Always had knitting or needlework in a basket by her chair. She would know how I feel today. A sense of balance returned through handwork.
10/03/2010 at 4:50 pm
so, so good to see you back in this space with productivity! 🙂
and also a comfort that your creativity provides a connection to your grandmother. wonderful to find modern enjoyment in older traditions.
10/03/2010 at 8:04 pm
It is a beautiful feeling. I need to pick up my needles.
10/04/2010 at 6:02 am
10/05/2010 at 9:12 am
I understand too! I am finishing things here and absolutely need to dreamm about a new, new project 🙂
10/06/2010 at 4:48 pm
10/06/2010 at 6:32 pm
The cord fabric is so pretty! Yay for fidning the mojo again. Every once in a while a long pauze for breath is refreshing!