And the last few years, my sewing has taken me lots of good places.
Sewing even just a few minutes a day got me through my last (and most stressful) year of teaching before I could retire. I'm thankful for that!
I've made lots of new friends through my quilt blog, and I'm enjoying meeting them, one at a time!
I like a challenge in my sewing now and then. Here's one I've been participating in - the Temecula Quilt Company's Marvelous Monday Mini blocks. These blocks are 4 inches square, so the center part is tiny! 1/2 inch HSTs can be very fiddly! But I am sticking with it. This week's block:
And a peek at my pile of pretty and scrappy tiny blocks!
I like my current Work in Progress, too - Improv Stripes, part of a quilt along with Debbie from A Quilter's Table. I've posted about it a couple of times - it started with these simple stripey blocks.
Because it is an improv project, it looks different to me everyday, and every time I try a different layout! It is also challenging me because the blocks are all different sizes and require lots of thinking to figure out how they will go together! I'm still working on that one hole you can see there in the photo below (where the carpet shows through), and then I think I will be ready to make these blocks into a quilt top.
I also wanted to do some embroidery this year, so I started working on this little sampler in April, and have made some progress! I'm really liking it, and enjoying the slow-stitching process. One day, it will turn into something, but I'm not in any hurry!
I hope you are finding things that soothe your soul this week (or mend it, if it needs mending)! Join us at Not Afraid of Color for our Thursday celebration of things we like!