So, sewing and quilting have consumed me once again. I have creative drive again! I didn't realize how unfulfilled I was without my form of expression.
Quilting, in all of its stages, makes me happy.
I love selecting the fabrics and deciding how to use them. I love the crisp feel of making a slice into a beloved piece of fabric. I love sewing it all together and seeing my vision come to life. Quilting the sandwich is a whole new joy for me - with my frame and Janome 1600P, I tend to 'zen' out. It's so relaxing. Perhaps even more disturbing, I even enjoy the process of ironing all the fabrics when they come out of the dryer.
Having come back in touch with my quilt-y side again, I've got the itch to create other things and stretch my wings in other ways. So, I joined a Creating By The Lake's pincushion swap. I spent a day looking at pincushion patterns and getting ideas. Once I get assigned my partner, I'll determine what materials I'll actually use.
In the process of taking a look at Creating By The Lake's blog, I came across this giveaway. I just have to throw my hat in the ring, because that fabric is just beyond delicious. Even if I don't win, I'll probably have to order some online when I get a little extra money. Just yummy!
The buttons for both the swap and the giveaway are in my sidebar. If pincushions are your thing, there might still be slots open in the swap.