November 9, 2014
One of the reasons I like working with fabric is I can make mistakes and nobody needs to go to counseling. When you work with people, make one mistake, slip up on how something is said, you can watch the domino effect of problems begin.
Just before I took the picture below, I messed up. I tried to sew a thicker piece of the back ground fabric around the four middle star section to see what it would look like. I didn’t like how it looked. Using a seam ripper, I took it off and put this thin green piece on before adding more of the background fabric.
I was thinking about how working on projects compares to life. I have made mistakes in life. At times, it’s hard to see there are more options in situations than I realize. It is good to know life provides options. what I need to do is forgive myself and move on with life. Life provides many redo’s, new opportunities to make changes and try things in a totally different way.
There are times where all I can see is one side of a situation, and it looks messy.
It takes time to play with fabric to get it to come together.
Problems take time to work out.
I believe we all need a place to create, to try new things, to learn to accept how things turn out, to forgive, to be forgiven, and to see things come together.
Working with fabric has been a peaceful outlet for me to try new designs of sewing projects.
This is how the Christmas Table Runner is coming together. It will be 40.5″ x 13.5″ when it is finished.
Have a good day!