firstly, as anyone may have noticed, my pregnancy-induced sewing slump has not improved one bit. in fact, some days the thought of sewing makes me want to puke. strange, i know. i've also stopped blogging about or reading other blogs about sewing, fabric, etc. i know there are tons of new fabrics on the market in the wake of quilt market, fabrics i was hotly anticipating just a month or so ago. right now i could care less. completely, creatively apathetic. whether this will stay or go is hard to say. this blog may be dying a slow death. i have no false notions that anyone will miss it particularly much, but i thank all who have participated along the way. i'll leave it up in case anyone wants to reference my four sq tute and so i can keep my sewing links organized, should i ever want to look at them again.
for now, this little life growing inside me is taking up all my energy, creative or otherwise. i am okay with that.
BUT . . .
somebodies besides me have been sewing. today my girls had their first sewing class with kelly hendrickson (create your own joy). i was very impressed. i only took a few photos with my phone while at her house/studio, but i intend on taking some more next week at their next class.
kelly's entryway to her home is a boutique of items she's made to sell and her entire front room is a huge sewing classroom, with lots of fun fabrics and pretty touches everywhere. my sister, marcee, told me kelly had sewing machines for her students to use. she didn't tell me they were viking sapphires (really nice, expensive machines probably ten times more costly than my sweet little project runway). obviously kelly likes nice stuff and is serious about sewing. she must also be a very patient teacher to entrust her machines to 8 year olds.
i dropped the girls off knowing they would start with making a pillowcase, everyone's first time project. when i returned two hours later, they were done with the cases and working on headbands. i arrived a bit early, so i sat in the corner and watched everyone bustling about. sitting there listening to the hum or the machines and eyeing all kelly's wonderful projects made me want to go home and sew something for the first time in weeks. alas, the desire did not last.
here's a look at my 8 year old's two projects, completed today:
yay for sewing class!