Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I found this fabric at Ann's Fabrics where I go each Thursday to sew with a group of beautiful ladies. We range in age from fifty-five to eighty. I am learning so much from them. We share ideas, techniques, fabric, books and other resources.
I made these two purses while I was there today. I have one more in the works.
For many, koi fish represent strength, courage and determination. That happens to be what I find when I'm sewing. I feel so peaceful and focused every Thursday evening for having been sewing there during the day. It's like meditating in a very sacred space. Whenever I'm at loose ends, if I take it to my machine, I can always pull it back together.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This room has had many lives. It has served as my daughter's bedroom, my study, my bedroom, a den and our dining room.
It is now where I sew. I enjoy the morning light. Outside of one of my windows is the Japanese Maple that my mother, daughter and I planted twenty-two years ago. Its leaves provide a brilliant red curtain during the summer and early fall months.