Remember back when I talked about my love of Redwork and my desire to give it a try?
This past weekend I found the time to start a project.
A nice and simple design to ease me in and get me started.
I have to say I'm totally hook.
My mind is swirling around with dozens of project I can't wait to start. When I was finished stitching the design, I sewed it onto a simple linen pillow cover and it looks perfect on my living room chair.
As much as I loved the process of working on this piece it surprised me to realize it wasn't my favorite part of the project.
My favorite part surprises me even now as I look back at it.
I'm amazed how the simple act of sitting down to work with a humble piece of fabric and some thread had the ability to gather my family together.
As I sat on the living room sofa with my feet up and fingers stitching away, one by one my girls appeared and joined me for a chat. Sometimes one child at a time or more often than not, all three of them would stop by for a while.
It was a time to connect, to catch up and share some time together. Something that we sadly don't always have the time to do in our busy schedules.
Simple words, some laughs - - a pure moment of togetherness that I will cherish.
On a side note, while I was working on sewing the pillow cover together my youngest decided she wanted to sew also. She cut out a heart shape from felt and sewed together her first pillow. I'm so very proud of her . . . didn't it turn out cute!
Her pillow looks great with mine don't you think?
Talk to you soon,