It’s been weeks it seems, since I did any of what I call, “proper” sewing. Wanna know why? Well, yes, the baby. He’s adorable. But I’m not over at my daughter’s house 24-7, so I ought to have had a bit of time to sew. Unfortunately, I really haven’t.
On Sunday 15th, my Mum had a shocking accident. Yes, recognise the date? This was around 1:15pm on the day Austin was born, about nine hours later. Mum apparently blacked out, and most likely drove into the curb before her car rolled over on its side, slid along the road a little, and smashed into the parked red car you can see in the picture.
Her seat belt was on, thank god! but on impact, it left her with a fractured sternum. Other than that, the angels must have been on guard, because she doesn’t have anything else wrong with her. Well, apart from suffering from shock, and a bruised brain. So, after a ride to the Alfred, she was admitted, and spent the rest of the week there, undergoing all manner of tests. I took her home last Friday, and have spent virtually every night sleeping at her house – that is after my brother and sister-in-law finally got to go on their holiday. And she spends every day with me too. The medics don’t want her on her own just yet, and I wouldn’t actually leave her on her own, because as you can imagine, apart from the physical healing she needs, she’s also lost a fair bit of confidence, and is experiencing some anxiety, and being really unsettled.
Today, Australia Day, I’m home. Not working, Moshe’s gone on a bike ride, Mum’s in the other room reading, resting. And I’m in my sewing room, thinking about what I could possibly do in a really short time. A couple of weeks ago, I bought some wool felt from Amitié, and cut out the templates to make a spectacles pouch from my You Sew, Girl! book.
I even began to embellish the front, but I’m just not sure I like it.
You know when you love what someone else has done – in this case, Nikki’s versions in the book – and yet you don’t want to copy that, you want to give it you own imprint. I looked through a couple of books on my shelf, Scandinavian Stitches, and Quilts, BABY! as well as scouring the internet, and my hard drive for ideas, and finally came up with the above little number. It’s not bad, it’s just not really doing it for me. You know what I mean?
What do you think? Any suggestions of where I can find either some great appliqué ideas, or embroidery designs will be truly greatly appreciated!
OMG!!! Just this second I had the BEST idea! I’ve been wanting to make another little earphones pod, and I just now thought, what about felt??? Perfect! OK, there’s today’s little project. I’ll post as soon as it’s done, assuming I actually do get to sit at the machine for a minute or ten!