Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone! I have been a busy bee all around my house. There are simply things that need to be done...no more ignoring it or I'll end up on Hoarders! Yesterday, I was a cleaning fool. But at least I ended the busy day at one of my favorite places: my sewing corner. It needed a cleanout too. After I tidied up, I started stitching a couple of mixed media projects.
If my sewing corner still looks messy to you, remember, it's all perspective. I did have a stack of fabric piled up, and everything needed dusting. When you sew a lot, a sewing table gets dusty. Plus, my machine was acting up. Turns out that a little tightening of the bobbin case was all it needed. But still, my machine is pretty basic. Since my birthday is in November, I'm asking Santa for a birthday-Christmas combo gift: a fancy new sewing machine that embroiders. How fun would that be!
In the meantime, I'll never give up hand embroidery. It's just so easy, fun, and fast. Believe me, I'm a cross-stitcher. No I'm a cross-stitch-aholic. But embroidery is so much faster.
So, here are a few closeups of what's on the sewing table.
|Mixed media project w. pic of my /Aunt Sis, and an owl embroidery for my daughter.|
|My favorite pin cushion!|
|I keep a lot of storage on my tiny sewing table!|
I love to stitch on pretty much everything. I don't think a day goes by that I don't pick up a needle. One of my mixed-media projects is going to be a fabric wall hanging with a very old photo of my Great Aunt Sis who looked a lot like Kate Hepburn in her day. Aunt Sis and I shared the very same November birthday. She was twenty years older than her sister, my grandma, and so she was in her eighties when I was born. But I remember her very well. She was a beautiful, wealthy woman at that, and dearly loved by her family. So I wanted to create a beautiful little wall hanging with her photo in fabric. It will be special.