Monday, September 23, 2013

I am often selfish about sewing


Rachel from imagine gnats and Jill from Made with Moxie have declared this week selfish sewing week. This concept intrigues me, as I consider all of my sewing rather selfish. It is time spent doing just what I want to do. And I often make things for me - I even have two different king size quilts for my own bed.

But I like the concept of focusing on making exactly what you want to make for you, not something that is expected or that you promised or that you are somehow otherwise obliged to be working on.

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Since I cannot imagine a post without a picture, there is my recovered ironing board. I did it last week, another selfish project. The only person who irons here is me, and I love seeing this bright Echino cheater print on the board. I should have done it ages ago.

People are making lists and lists seem to be working for me right now. I am going to make a tiny list - it is, after all, just one week - just two things:

1. I am going to start an improv or Cycles inspired quilt for me, aiming for 45 - 60" square. Just for fun, not for anything else. Maybe I will finish it this week or maybe not.

2. I am going to pick a knitting pattern, maybe a shawl or scarf or sweater, and start a new knitting project. I am not sure if it will be big or small, but it will be nice and it will be for me.

There you have it, I have other projects to do too, but these two will be new and they will be the selfish ones for this week. Oh and I have a cold/flu too, but I am hoping that it will not get in the way much. Are you going to play along with selfish sewing week too?

Best,

Leanne