When summer comes I set aside my knitting. Wool and warm summer days simply don't mesh. But I miss the repetition. The soothing knit purl repeat. Knit purl repeat. Instead I turn to embroidery. My latest obsession is vintage transfer patterns. Oh my there is much fun to be had! I can't wait to show you my latest tea towel -- soon I promise. The theme is Bee Clean. Quite appropriate in this household. Here's a sneak peak:
When mama pulls out needle and thread undoubtedly the children want to join in. My child friendly medium of choice? Felt. What a forgiving fabric. It doesn't fray or wander or go awry. Perfect for little ones just making their way. Our favorite creation is a blanket stitch heart; ideal for hanging, attaching to gifts or as bookmarks.
I never thought I'd find solace in sewing (or knitting, or cooking or baking). But it seems homemaking is in my blood, in my soul. I can not deny that I am a woman. A woman who works yet truly enjoys making a home.
And part of homemaking is sewing. So, whether it's pants that need a new button or you are feeling ambitious and create a new dress ... don't forget the needle and thread this summer. You may just find a little bit of yourself you thought you never knew existed.
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