Sunday, 9 March 2014

Time passes ....

I hope you have not tired of my sewing enthusiasm & efforts. Yesterday I was joined by a good friend for a day of hand sewing & on the way over, we chatted about what we thought we would make. Each of us chose something personal. I shared that mine was leaning towards making a letter holder / folder to store my precious letters from my late Mother.

It was a conscious thought because today marks 2 years & it has been on my mind more this past week.  Many shared the journey of the strong women in my family  & the closing chapter, then last year I blogged that I was remembering-to-celebrate-life and again I am thankful for the time spent & memories shared.

Over tea, a favourite past time of my Mom's,


I selected what she would have liked - lots of lace, pretty pink crochet flowers that reminded me of the flowers we placed as a final tribute. I used fabrics that were pretty but not dated as Mom was always stylish.



I used to embroider with my Mom so I reached into the recesses of my mind to recall some of the stitches from so far back - running, blanket, stem, slip stitch to attach the embellishments of buttons, beads, lace, & quilted pieces. I added typed texts ...


It did not turn out to be a letter holder but more of a small panel; however, it was lovely to find  reflection time by making something with someone special in mind.  I loved the fellowship & easy chatter as I wondered around taking photos of the beautiful work; in Afrikaans we call it 'gesellig' - comfortable, sociable ….


My next project will be that letter bag but for now ... 'The Parting' is my tribute!

Dee ~♥~

6 comments:

  1. Hello ,
    Amanda here , we met on the workshop , as above . I have read your words ; memories of your very much loved mum . I just wanted to send you my dearest , best , happy wishes . Xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amanda - thank you very much for stopping by & for leaving a kind comment. It was a fun day & I hope you will look back in as I have photos of everyone's beautiful work to share. Thanks xx

      Delete
  2. Lovely job done there Dee! Proud of your sewing! Quaint choice of colours & fabrics! Thankyou for sharing! Love your blog! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My dear Rix - I am such a novice compared to you who quilts the most amazing stuff but … I am very much inspired to break out of my comfort zone & do more hand sewing. Ellie & I are on a mission to find some beautiful fabrics & bits to inspire us …. xxx

      Delete
  3. Lovely post Dee, I'm glad you enjoyed some gentle stitching time and made something so special and meaningful xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your inspiration & patience - especially when I needed help with the blanket stitch ... I know I will be making some of those lovely papier mache type boxes too x

      Delete

♥ Thank you for visiting my blog & taking the time to leave a comment♥.