Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Look at the super fun book that was a surprise gift from my stepmother this year! You may remember my post on my stepmother, Sally, because she is the one that has insprired to me to take up sewing this year (read about it here)! Anyways, along with a few new cutting mats (one that is really cool it rotates!), Sally gifted me the Quilter's Travel Companion for 2010-2012! Do you have one of these books? Do you use it? She and my dad takes a lot of weekend road trips through the Midwest and she thought I might like it to for as much as I travel for work. I immediately suggested she and my dad road-tripped on down to Texas and we could take a quilt shop "tour" of the DFW area.
I was thinking it might be fun to either write notes or specially mark the shops I have visited in the book...what do you think? Do you ever do anything like that?
I will be back in a day or two to share another book, this one of patterns, gifted to me by Sally this year. I am still working my way through it to pick out the first project I am going to try!