July 22, 2014

Applique respite

I am probably the only person crazy enough to stop mid-packing for our upcoming move to another house, lock herself in the quilt room and, to the relaxing tunes of instrumental music, start machine appliqueing flowers with many curves...

I left enough stuff in my quilt room, not knowing if I would have time to do anything. I am glad I did. Machine appliqueing slowly due to the curves has allowed me to breathe, pace myself, re-energize.

Yesterday, I searched high and low for matching threads for this project. I did not want to order them via the Internet as there was no time (in my mind only) to wait for shipping. I finally found the threads I wanted albeit of a different brand (Sulky, when I was looking for Aurifil). Again, I am glad I went on that wild goose chase, even as I know I won't be able to finish all the applique today.

It is all right. It has already worked its magic and I am ready to continue packing. Thus it is with crafts in general: they provide respite from tribulations. People like to say they are cheaper than therapy. Well, check out all my supplies and you will immediately know it isn't true. However, it is a much more pleasant alternative...

What craft or project do you work on when you need relaxation? Drop me a line...


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