Sewing for me holds the thousand joys and the thousand sorrows of the old Korean proverb.
My bathmat from last week is finished and in high rotation - it makes me very proud to have a finished project, and one with flannel on the feet is an extra bonus as the weather turns cool.
So then I started working on a 'budget system' wallet; the pattern for which I bought through the clever peoples at wienerdogtricks.
I like to think of it as a marital aid.
Folks, I measured, and pinned, and did all sorts of other bits of business that go against my essential nature. Here are my little pockets, all sewn up, labelled, and ready to roll.
My proudest moment- my thousand joys- was when I attached the zipper foot to the sewing machine and sewed on a zipper. Oh, wonder of wonders! I was so het up I could have used a cold hose-down.
But my sewing high ended, as sewing high must, when I realised I had sewn the zipper on inside out. In-fricken-side-farkin-out. I poked at it a bit and the tooth bit flew off and dropped on my foot.
Here's my wallet, looking oh-so-nearly-finished.
And here's the gaping zipper hole, laughing at me with it's evil, metallic grin.
I'm over for today. Pre-school pickup beckons, and then all the housework left neglected while I experinced the emotional roller-coaster of a quiet afternoons sewing.
Better creative spaces over here.