Thursday, 12 August 2010
A sewing hiatus
I am finding the balance of being able to sew and not turning into a strange night owl creature so difficult this summer holidays. My mind is overflowing with things I want to make...but I feel suddenly quite exhausted ,which is most unusual for me as normally I seem to have unlimited amounts of stitching energy to expend....a reserve, if you will, as deep as the piles of fabric in my stash (and possibly the bolts of fabric in several online sewing shops). Our days are full of seeing friends and grandparents, lovely bike rides, playing in the park, baking, story-writing, reading and milkshake-drinking...but there's an undercurrent of tiredness for me, as though I'm wading through thick treacle (as we made ginger bread the other day, Zebra-girl did comment on how much she'd like to live in a room filled with black treacle...I am finding just the feeling of being knee-deep in it slightly unpleasant).
I am familiar with the sewing brick wall that often comes in January, after over-stitching myself in a glut of pre-Christmas-rush makery, where one's mind is suddenly empty of stitching things, few things inspire and one is generally all-sewn-out. But to feel too tired to sew the things one desperately wants to make feels like a new, and most hideous, thing indeed. A point has been reached where I must decide between sewing handbags and having a few, less attractive and more darkly-hued, bags permanently attached beneath my eyes.
I shall be back on Monday after an unwanted, but hopefully beneficial, sewing hiatus.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
NB. It's not actually handbags that I'm yearning to sew at all, but that worked conveniently with the whole under-eye bags analogy. It's clothes: clothes for me, clothes for Zebra-girl, clothes for Dinosaur-boy...I'm even wanting to have a go at making a shirt for Mr Teacakes. I also have ideas for several new patterns that I'd like to write and several new things that I'd like to learn...not enough hours.
Posted by Florence (Flossie Teacakes)