I still haven’t gotten back to the sewing machine. I still haven’t fixed the sewing machine. I still haven’t moved everything blocking the sewing machine, so I can access the sewing machine, so I can FIX the sewing machine so I can sew.
But I have been playing with fabric, and I honestly think that’s the best part of making things.
Last year I culled my compulsive fabric scrap stash from one (or two, ahem) bin liners down to half a carrier bag. I kept only the things that made my heart sing, and pieces big enough to actually use, as well as a few stitched up things that had no real purpose but were too pretty to throw. I’ve been playing with colour combinations and ideas.
I’ve also taken the Heather Ross fabric I have slowly accrued and been playing with quilt ideas with this too. I’m not going to rush this – I want it to look just right and I’m in no hurry. I think Kona cotton is going to play a major part.
Surrounding myself with colour, and potential, is quite invigorating, even if I don’t get to make anything at the end of the day. There’s always tomorrow.