It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any sewing. I think I’ve mentioned that before. Can’t quite put my finger on why that is, but what once used to be an evening’s entertainment is now an unusual occurrence. Down in the cabinet the machine has slept for longer than I care to remember – the space above used as a desk, for writing and planning and a new kind of work.
So I have no idea what prompted the sew fest that ensued last Friday. Before I knew it I was cutting all manner of fabric, and was thoroughly enjoying myself. Snipping here, stitching there, and everything came together most fortuitously in ways that make sewing a pleasure (the diametric opposite to those days when you’ve found yourself sewing wrong sides to right sides and arms to legs and that kind of thing…) – a real breeze.
And I was rewarded with this – a crazy, organic, totally unplanned throw top in an insane collection of colour and zing – not my usual palette at all. And it sits patiently waiting for me to decide whether I want to back it with an old vintage sheet or buy new blanket material to give a little bit more warmth for my money…
Will do a final ‘show and tell’ if I ever finish it off.