The time had come to finally tackle my messy sewing room, perhaps I have been slightly influenced by all the Marie Kondo talk on social media these days. I didn’t quite ask each item if it “sparked joy”, I just knew what had to stay and what had to go! I have a lot still to do but I am still trying to find a happy medium of being on my feet or sitting. I feel fine then it hits me, sit down!
That looks a bit better but I still have a way to go. I did get three pillowcases cut out for my 2 grandkids who have just moved from Calgary to Grand Cayman in the Caribbean! And one pillowcase for my Harry Potter loving great nephew. I still have three more to cut out and then I’ll get busy sewing.
I do like lots of “stuff around me! Time to really tackle my sewing table, there isnt much room there. I need a good way/place to hold my “WIPs” instead of in piles on the table.
I taught a Stab Stitch quilting workshop last weekend and I needed something to quilt so I quickly basted this top. I hand sewed all the Nine Patch blocks when my Dad was in the hospital and then at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital about 15 years ago. He never wanted me visiting and just sitting, he wanted me to do something, he was quite pleased when I brought in this project to work on. I had sewn the top together years ago. I must say I am enjoying the simplicity of this quilt. I think I will call it “Pat’s Pieces”. My Dad’s last name was Paterson and as a young man during the war he was always known as Pat. Seems fitting.