Lately my hands have been giving me a lot of trouble. Much pain and stiffness. Some of it is part of the normal aging process I suspect and a bit of over usage...but some of it is probably arthritis..(agghhh).
I have set down my knitting for just a little bit to give my hands a rest and in turn, I have turned to my sewing machine. As I was wandering around Keepsake Quilting the other day, which is in my neck of the woods, I felt as though I were in a sea of color and instantly felt overwhelmed. Have you ever felt that way in a fabric or yarn store?
It's really been such a long time since I have taken much interest in sewing. For years I had to sew due to necessity and finances, so unfortunately when I did not have to sew....I no longer did.
As I moved away from sewing, I found that the few times I would sew, I was a lot more careless and sloppy. As I look at my sewing machine again, I am looking at it with a renewed interest and a desire to take the time to do things the right way again, so when I opened my little book and read the above passage, on this day, it held much meaning.
Now I am shutting off the sewing machine and the computer and moving behind the stove to get the snacks ready for that one game a year we, here always look forward to and especially this year.......GO PATS!!!