You know you have the right job when you do it while you are on vacation.
I did a lot of sewing in Hawaii.
First, I made the Uncooperative Skirt cooperate. I added pictures of my mom in it to the post. She looks really cute!
Second, I mended a huge pile of stuff that my parents set aside for me. They know me well!
Then I went to a friends house and did a quick ‘rescue the over-cleaned chairs/add some pizazz job’. I got to work with beautiful South American textiles.
I also worked on a quilt. I do it every time I’m home – turn my fabric scrap boxes into quilts, with old blankets as the batting. I don’t finish one every time, but it doesn’t matter – I can always do the last bits next time. This time I got everything but the edge bindings done on my quilt.
I like the quilts I make for the farm in Hawaii. They are real quilts, made of leftover bits and fashioned out of necessity. They aren’t as fun as a hobby quilt, but they feel far more authentic. They get used in the two little cabins on the farm, where visitors and apprentices stay.
Finally, I hemmed some curtains that I made 6 years ago. They are finally getting hung in the room for which they were intended. Not exciting, but it makes me feel good.