Saturday, March 06, 2010


Having fun...

One day, a month or so ago, I spent the afternoon with Sandy. Just hanging out and talking. Things all of us quilters seem more than capable of doing. Anyway, when we were trying to decide what to do, Sandy pulls out a box of little squares of scrap fabric. So we just started sewing them together with no agenda in mind. Sandy sewed the big ones and I sewed the smaller ones. Just feeding one sqaure in after another. Chatting some and enjoying the day. There were a lot of red blocks in my scraps. She had a lot of rust. Anyway, this is what I ended up with to memoralize my afternoon of mindless, agendaless sewing. It is crib size and I will probably donate it to the local hospital. What fun. Sometimes you just need a day like that. And it was so enjoyable that I've been making sure I do that a bit more of that these days. You should try it. Just sewing for the fun of it with no goals but to have fun. It seems like that is so easy to forget and before you know it, you're working away and feeling pressured to accomplish something. Where's the joy in that? I know I have said all of this before, but I need constant reminding of things I already know! Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Karen said...

I like the addition of the applique fabric to your quilt of squares.

julieQ said...

How cute, and how fun to spend the day sewing with friends, not planned, just for fun. I have a whole bin of pieces cut and I could easily do this!

teelduo said...

BEAUTIFUL!

P. said...

Oh, how right you are to remind us about sewing just for the fun of it. Maybe I'll start that string quilt I've been thinking about soon, for that very reason.

Peni said...

Good advice....maybe I'll start taking it come Monday :) Miss you too, sweetheart.

Isobel said...

Sounds like a plan to me.

Darcie said...

How fun! I even love that word: Agendaless. Cool.

Agendaless love and hugs. ;-)