Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Stitch in Time and a First For Me





There is history in every stitch. I can't help but think of my Nana and my mother when I am sewing with this machine. I feel a connection to them—maybe the excitement over a new project, the monotony of an ordinary mend, the feeling of accomplishment over a job well done or just plain finishing another item on the to-do list. I wonder about the things on their minds as they worked away—foot to pedal, hand to fabric—maybe we shared some common thoughts. It gives me a feeling of past meets present meets future,

I finished the apron with a large front pocket perfect for hiding the collections gathered by young children. Photo number two is of snack bags I made, inspired by A Friend to Knit With, though I made a pillow fold as a closure instead of a zipper. Truth be told I have already ripped them out and re-sewn them since this picture was taken but they aren't nearly as nice now as they were before my adjustments "to make them better."

The idea of a collection has got me inspired to hold my first-ever contest. Anyone game can post an image of their special collection, or the collection of someone near and dear to them. My example is a collection my daughter put together of found objects near the cottage we stayed at last fall. I will assemble a "collection" of items as a surprise and draw names for the winner. Please post your images on your blogs and let me know in my comment box that you have participated by midnight Friday, February 29, I will post the outcome of the draw Saturday, March 1 (not February 29). I can't wait to see them.

10 comments:

Lydee said...

Your FO's are beautiful! I love the fabric!

Ooo, collection pictures, I'll have to dig my camera out, sounds like fun!

sophanne said...

I haven't taken a picture yet- but what a great contest- I wanted to leave a comment so I could see where the other entries are!

Kristin said...

I'll play! Just need to think of a collection.

So Much Fun said...

Fun Fun Fun! I am game, I'll let you know when I post! I love your daughters collection, and the sewing seems to be going really well!

Lydee said...

woo hoo, I did it! I posted a collection!

sophanne said...

All righty then- consider me entered- (though I didn't want Lydee to think that i was taking her great idea.)

Lord-0-mercy girl, I sure hope you meant Satuday March 1- I don't think this weary body can take any more February!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'd like to play... my entry is up on my blog!
Thanks!

Romi said...

Fun contest. :) But all I collect is dust! ;)

clara said...

Thanks for sharing your collection.

I've got a small gathering of leaf-shaped plates, big and small, right
here

May said...

My collection entry is up on my blog.
http://blog.mayyan.net/2008/02/29/the-sheep/