Monday, January 16, 2017

A Surprise That Made Me Smile

Ya just never know when something will arrive in your e-mail that will tickle you.  This morning I took the time to open an e-mail from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  I have lost contact with Edyta and her husband Mike over the past few years.  That's what happens for me when life bangs on my hood, I retreat.

This is what I discovered inside the e-mail:



What a delight it was to see Edyta again and tickled to see she is making videos.  I'm a visual learner so videos work wonders for me. 

Given my distress over recent events in my life, I have had little desire to create or sew.  I have done some hand stitching on my little hexies however.
I was working on this piece while Mr. McSteamy drove.  Hexies make a wonderful car project, or so I was told by Mary Jane...that's who got me started.  I'm so glad she didn't encourage me to do base jumping....ya know I would have done it...LOL.

Speaking of Mr. McSteamy, he has taken pity on me and spent several hours putting things away in my sewing area.  I know he wants to see me  get back to sewing so he cleared a path for me.  I'm guilty of just setting things down and walking away when I'm "retreating." 

On Saturday afternoon McSteamy was in his woodworking shop and he caught a glimpse of me sitting down to a sewing machine.  I'm sure he thought he was hallucinating...but nope...it is true...I turned on a sewing machine. 


Now sure if you recall how crazy I am about fleece socks.  Yes, during the cold winter months I'm a huge fan of wildly colorful fleece socks.   I've had this pair sitting on a pile in my sewing area for 2 years just because the side seam had come out.  Your eyes have not failed you, they sat for TWO years because of a simple side seam!  One seam is perhaps not worthy of accolades, however each journey begins by taking the first step, right?

Occasional Smiles,
Kelly

10 comments:

  1. Fleece socks are a wonderful thing to make, both because they let our minds heal while we sew the simple projects, and because they are a comfort to wear. I hope you continue to find more peace.

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  2. Gotta start somewhere, and how appropriate. God speed on your journey, you know I'll be right alongside for the good times and bad! Hugs!!

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  3. I completely understand, I am still having a hard time getting back into my normal routine so I just do what motivates me at the time and enjoy that, the sewing machine will still be there. I love fleece socks too, never tried making them.

    Debbie

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  4. I have her die set for the QUBE sets from Accuquilt :)

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  5. I have to say that I prefer a video most of the time also. I may want the written instruction also, but the video can get me past a "say what?" moment.

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  6. I just don't have the time to sit and watch a video.... although I get whatever it is I want to learn by watching.... faster and with fewer errors.... Glad to see a couple of stitches!!! Find a NEW small project, working on something old often takes lots of work!!!! even if it hasn't even been started yet. Baggage!

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  7. I've never heard of fleece socks, I'll have to look it up on the internet. I'm with you, I'd take a video anytime.

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  8. I never heard of making fleece socks...hmmmm another project...Still trying to get a grip here. !!! the socks are the first step for you. Potholders saved me when I could not quilt...crazy life of ours.

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  9. I'm absolutely thrilled to see you back creating. I had totally forgotten about your fleece socks. Mentally, I'm thinking you shared a tutorial ages ago. I need to go back thru your blog to find it as I think this is the year I need to make such socks. Total #CreativeGoodness. Maybe we need a fleece sock QAL?

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  10. McSteamy is a keeper, for sure!!! I love Edyta, took one of her classes on Craftsy.

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