I don't have anything new today. But I wanted to share with you a frustration I'm experiencing at the moment. Maybe putting it down on words will help me focus on it...
It's about hand sewing. I love hand sewing. It's where I started - with cross stitch.
My first quilt was made entirely to show off some embroidery.
This time last year I discovered and fell in love with English paper piecing.
I have so many ideas for things I would like to make that involve hand sewing.
My frustration is that I always seem to put it off. It's something I seem to do when I can't use my sewing machine like when I'm on holiday or visiting my parents. But then I'm there to have a holiday or spend time with my parents so I don't actually get as much higher stitching done as I planned.
The relative instant gratification of things made on the machine often wins out over hand sewing which takes longer. But do I do this hobby for finished items or do I do it for the process? I've always thought it was the process I enjoyed and getting pretty things at the end was a bonus. If that is still the case then slowing down and doing some hand sewing this summer should be easy. Right?