Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Sewing Addiction….

   I have been away from the blogs lately because I have been trying to finish a crazy quilt….folk art pillow I started weeks ago. I am now putting the finishing touches on it. It started with some research I did online about crazy quilts and I looked at lots of photos I found on craft sites. I never seem to do things the conventional way, so it is completely different than any I saw! I will share it with you when I am done. In the past, I would start a project and then it got tucked away in some closet for a few years never finished. I still have a few of those items around! Today I try to finish what I have started. I try to be a little more disciplined about my crafting but I struggle with it. I guess it is all part of growing up. It is about getting rid of that terrible character defect we can all have called procrastination! So, I am getting closer to finishing this pillow….maybe a couple more days. As I get to the end of it, I become more and more critical of my work. I think….oh I should have done this or that….I drive myself crazy! Just before Christmas I was busy making pincushions for all the women in my family. I made quite a few of them and I monogrammed names on them all. Everyone loved them….but inside I felt like I did not do my best! Sewing for me is very calming. I just started doing this about 6 months ago and it has become quite addicting already. The last time I sewed anything was about 40 years ago. I thought I would share some of my pincushions with you. Here are some photos….

appliquecushions      birdcushions1

birdcushions2     cushions

mousecushions   pincushions

pinkcushions1 pinkcushions2

   You see what I mean about being addicted!…Ha Ha

10 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yes...I think you're addicted...but what a nice addiction. How I love pincushions. The mouse pincushions are adorable...they all are but I most especially love those. I ...ahem...love mice. Always have. Not sure why...and I know that is odd probably..but those are the cutest pincushions. I have seen many for sale on ebay and on etsy.
I cannot wait to see your quilt pillow. I used to love to sew but have gotten away from it. I would love to do it again..but the computer has gotten in my way. :)

Thank you so much for the comments you make on my blog, Debbie. You are most kind and honest with me. When you wrote today that you agreed with most of what I wrote..the "people pleaser" in me gasped!! "WHAT?!!" it shouted. Debbie, my beloved Debbie did not totally agree with me?!! LOL :) See? I just shake my head at myself. To not always agree is a good thing..or so they say.. sigh.
I just want everyone to shout .."yes! Yes!" and that is NOT going to happen.
Hugs to you, sweet friend. I'll see you again soon.
Mona

senior Bean said...

So you are addicted to sewing thats a new one to me.I wanted to sew but my mother said I couldn't mend straight that's only for women. Very nice pictures though I like them.

Margaret.islandparadise said...

GREAT, GREAT job, Debbie I’m proud of you and your sewing talents, really everything looks wonderful. We both love the mice, and the pillows are very colorful and well done, keep at it and you will be able to take them to a place where crafters sell their goods. There is a woman over here that does this and she goes up two or three time a month with all the things she makes and they sell them and she give them a percentage. She was telling me that she had a part time job teaching school and gave it up for doing crafts, I thing mostly sewing and making note papers and cards with pressed flowers and bits of ferns, she also sells at fairs in the summer. She said she’s never been happier it allows her to work at home at her own pace. Really you should keep at it, built up and inventory, give it a try. She has been after me to do this but I don’t have the time, I have all I can do just to keep my shop going.
LoveYa’

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Debbie, Nice to meet you! Thanks for the comment over on my blog! I have been reading a bit here! I loved your Albert S quote a few posts back! Your pincushions are adorable..I really like the mice! I have lots of those projects half finished tucked away..isn't that like a right of passage for older women? :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself.

I love the little mice too. I have always love mice and yes, even rats. I'm a big animal lover and love almost anything that is furry.

I read your profile and boy do we have a lot in common. I love to go to yard sales, bake, garden and entertain. I also try to figure out all mystery movies before they give the ending away. I also love 40's music. Well, I love anything to do with the 40's.

Sadly I don't sew. Sure wish I did though. Never really learned. I made a few things but was never good at it.

Looking foward to getting to know you better.

Hugs,
Joanne

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