Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sewing, not sowing

Even though--or perhaps because--winter limits my outdoor activities, I have been pleasantly laboring in a different type of garden. Not among living things, but surrounded by yards of printed fabric. At last, a place where the lilies, dahlias, and flowers more fantastic are always in bloom.

Over the past month, I've made this apples and ladybugs grocery tote for my daughter . . .



then, a flouncy sundress for my niece . . . .



a tissue holder . . .



and laid out strips for the first of many log cabin blocks . . .



As the days eek by, gray and gloomy, I seem to be turning towards increasingly vibrant and color-saturated designs. By March, I'll be incorporating LEDs into my stitching projects! Not the greatest grow-lights, but then, I'm sewing, not sowing.

4 comments:

Linda Lunda said...

Weery NICE!!!
Love the bag.. and the piiiow.. and...
Linda

Doctor Mom said...

Thanks on this--yet another!--snowy winter morning.

Puffincentral said...

I am IMPRESSED. I'd no idea you could sew. Is there no end to this woman's talents?

One Woman's Journey said...

How beautiful. My mother always quilted and it just seems I am fortunate to sew a button on or hem something easy.