Thursday, November 25, 2010


We often take our family for granted until they are no longer there.  I would love to be able to pick up the phone and talk to my mum again.  Just to say hello and talk about the weather and what everyone is doing.  Nothing world shattering - just the trivial things from everyday life.  I miss her.

The world seems to be in such a state of turmoil and change and doom and gloom. 

Sewing helps me cope with whatever life throws at me.  As long as I can find some time each day to do some stitching, I feel more positive about the future.  I look at the handmade quilt I have pulled over my knees to warm my toes and adjust the cushion behind my back that was a gift from a friend.  I pick up the needlecase I made and get out my favourite scissors with the silk ribbon scissorkeep I stitched, hanging from them.  I look to see if there are some pins in the pin cushion of my couch clutter controller that sits on the arm of my chair and I am ready to sew for a while.

What gets you into the sewing groove?

Till next time



  1. Hi Therese...I agree with your comments above..I miss my Mum so much too,and it is not just because it is Christmas..My Mum was my best friend.
    I popped into the shop last Friday with a visitor from Perth..and I was able to get some lovely fabric to add to my stash for my Grandmothers Flower Quilt..A Dresden Ruler was also among my purchases..just what i have been wanting,,,will come and visit you again soon.
    Kate :)

  2. Sooo beautiful!!!!
    Emanuela from Italy