A month or so ago, I asked the owner of my favorite little sewing shop to order a copy of Amy Karol’s book “Bend The Rules Sewing ” for me. (Amy Karol is aka Angry Chicken.) She ordered one for me and one for herself. It was on back order and finally arrived a couple days ago. Last night I curled up in my favorite spot on the couch and read it. Ladies, it was a pleasant read and has lots of easy to understand and accomplish projects for any skill-level sewer. If the ticky, ticky sewer this describes me in you wants to loosen up and bend the rules a little while creating something sensational, this book might be for you. If you are just learning to sew or want to learn to sew, you can’t go wrong by buying a copy. Amy’s directions are some of the clearest I’ve read and the projects will make great gifts for others or yourself.
Moving on to…a finished project. During the last leg of the presidental campaign my creative juices came to a screeching halt and dried up completely. For weeks I felt too bogged down by reality to even attempt to work on anything creative. My dear cyber-friend Tammy sent a few encouraging words my way and after letting them sink in, I picked up a crochet hook and resumed work on a shawl I started a while back. Thank you, Tammy…(We never know just how much our words affect someone else.) I felt so much more creative I even crocheted a free-style brooch to adorn my shawl. I’m thinking about lining this one…which would render it unfinished…but I haven’t decided. Last night I moved on to a baby quilt I hand quilt in the evening.
Until next time…
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. ~ Blaise Pascal ~