It often happens that I don't feel like crafting, or don't have the energy, or am overwhelmed by other things I need to do, or any number of other reasons and I really shouldn't fret, but I do feel a bit lost when my hands aren't busy doing something.
I've been waiting to get all excited again by a particular project or other. Well, here I am, back in the saddle again! I decided to ignore all those pesky unfinished projects and embark on something brand, spanking new. Oh yes I did!! Just something small to get me started again. Something fun and colourful.
This is a gorgeous stitching kit by UK designer Nancy Nicholson which I simply Could Not Resist. I needed to have a bit of that beautiful design in my life and in our home.
This afternoon, after starting my day with a piano lesson and then sharing lunch with a dear friend who has a new house that needed exploring, there was a lovely half hour sitting outside in the most glorious warm sun, stitching while I waited for my girls to come home. This is what I have been missing, the gentle art of stitching, the slowing down of time, the concentration needed to put needle into fabric and pull thread through.
When I'm done stitching I think I'll make this into a cushion, with the bird as the central piece. I've already been flinging out pieces of fabric to find the perfect one to go with it, but of course I never seem to have just the right thing. More digging needed.
And I love the fabric panel that came with the kit, detailing each stitch, that can be made into a little book. What a cute idea.
Hope you find time for a little stitching in the sun.
I'm off to catch up on some favourite blogs!