There has not been much sewing with anything but clothesline of late, and even that, nothing at all this week. I'm feeling the very strong and timely pull out of doors, and into the garden. Tomorrow, we pick up this year's fruit tree additions and after that, it's full-on garden for a while.
But, with a little girl like the one above, frequently opening my fabric closet door (excuse the state of it....I do so love that closets have doors, don't you?) and asking "what about this one? or this one? Oooh....this would make me a nice dress!" - it sure is hard to stay from the sewing machine.
And so, I've snuck in just a little bit of stitching. I put these prayer flag panels together, that I made in Bali, and hung it up over our bed. I keep that room relatively clutter free and quite empty on the walls - I love the little pop of color this adds. It inspired my girls to make some of their own, and they've been crafting up a storm making a banner for Ani's garden cottage. Sweet, sweet.
And....I did dive on into a new quilt project! I've been looking at this lovely pile of vintage sarongs that I brought home from Bali, pondering what to do with them. Dresses for the girls? Pillows? A new quilt for MY bed? That's what I landed on. A king sized (eek!) patchwork quilt. I've never made anything this big;. I'm pretty sure the quilting at the end is going to need to be outsourced to save both my machine and my sanity. But in the meantime, I'm enjoying stitching the pieces together, remembering my time in Bali, and looking forward to wrapping up in bed with it soon enough.
And? there's just enough leftover fabric for a dress or two. Someone is very happy about that.