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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Sewing for the soul


I've embroidered a frock
And I've sewn the long seams,
While I stitched up a heartache
And mended my dreams

Don't you just love those words?  Taken from one of my vintage needlework books, I think they sum up so wisely how sewing and stitchery can ease our troubled minds

And looking through these needlework books, I have had a bit of a "eureka" moment.  I was never sure how to classify my interests, not quite crafts, not quite dressmaking - I love stitching hats, bags, gifts, tops, toys, corsages, jewellery, cuffs (like the beaded and ribbon flowered one above) etc etc - of course, it was needlework all along!

I am sitting here in needlework heaven, looking through my recently acquired books.  When I go to the great hereafter, wherever that may be, you'll find me sitting in the corner, surrounded by scraps of felt and textiles, needle and thread in hand ...