I think there comes a time in a person’s life where they begin to question their reason for doing something, e.g. a career, following a movement, purpose of life. Sewing and I have had this relationship for a long time. I know where I want to go with it, but trying to work out the time for it all is a challenge. It’s slow work! For me, it’s a frustratingly long process for every stage in the project: the deciding, the cutting, the fitting, the washing and ironing, and the actual construction. I regularly visit other sewing blogs and it seems they are cranking out these projects like a factory. I just want to get something done and I want it done NOW. Yes, friends, I am a product of my generation!
I want it now.
I need it now.
I gotta have it.
Umm, why is this taking so long?
This isn’t done already?
Well, I had to (have to) take a step back from that, ignore the blogs, re-learn, and constantly remind myself that in my world sewing (and everything else in life) takes time. I also have responsibilities and other interests that bring me pleasure, Really, what’s my hurry anyway? It’s not a competition.
Despite the slow work of sewing, I managed to finish a couple of projects: a skirt (will be posted later) and two craft baskets to organize my out of control pattern collection. I’m working on a third that you can see in the background.
Colorful fabric from the stash is put to use in Kwik Sew #107. I’ll be making them until each of those patterns has a basket home.
Of course, I could buy boxes or baskets and it would certainly speed up the organization process, but what would be the fun in that?