If you get some lovely fabrics together and see if they are pleasing to your eye and blend and stitch them together, either in squares or in a crazy pattern and then stitch some thing on there such as little flowers, a saying, some buttons or applique then you have a beautiful wall hanging or something to
frame. It does not have to represent anything at all, just pleasing to you. You could even buy some vintage pieces of patchwork and add to those with a little stitchery ...
I have found another beautiful vintage book to cover and this is a embroidery book so at some point I will be doing that, probably at the weekend. It does get very sticky though I have to worn you. I am going to write down how I do it as I go along to get some firm instructions going .... It is like when I cook most of the Italian meals that I do, I just cook them and have from a child being that my gorgeous Dad's mum was partly Italian so I am a little washed out in that department but I do look like her very much. I learnt well and just cook things. When asked how do you make that I can not tell exact amounts as I do it until it tastes right! Not helpful to pass down the family I know, so have started writing it down as I add and then from that I can make a proper recipe... Its the same for the books as it is slightly book binding in a tiny wee way. Everything has to be neat and correct in my head.
When I am either sketching, cooking or stitching it is a calm thing for me to do and I enjoy it. That is the important thing I believe is to enjoy... If your thing is crochet or knitting, painting or gardening it does not matter as long as you get enjoyment from the task in hand.
Myself I have often said to you that what I do daily does not, somehow, seem like work at all most of the time. It is only deadlines that turn the heat up slightly but if you start in plenty of time to get something finished with a time attached to it then it, then you can enjoy each stitch. Do not get me wrong there are things in life that we have to do but are not the things we get up looking forward to but has to be done .. like cleaning the toilets but mostly we need to get enjoyment or feel fulfillment out of what we do.
I can stitch and think as well so I am lucky in that way and I am able to think about other projects or how to sketch this or that.. and the whole process for me is relaxed and creative. I need to be creative daily because it is part of me. It can be stitching or picking flowers and arranging them to go in the house or making banana loaf or butter ... something and anything creative.
So on that note I must be away to my stitching! I am eager to get started this morning as I am loving what I am doing ... always with two projects on the go so that I can step back and ponder over my
Have a wonderful day and of course Happy Stitching! XX