Mama, come KWILTING!
I know I am very blessed to be able to share creative space with my young boys. It is one of the everyday joys of my life. Yes, it's messy, with loads of interruptions... But we blast our music and share laughs and silliness... I love that we can play 'together', talk and be physically close.
And yes, I do my share of refereeing from behind my sewing machine...
But I also get sweet visits 'through the tunnel' and we love to make that old office chair spin in swirly hugs!
Even this week which was mostly misery due to my allergies. I had a patch over my swollen right eye and so I promptly became the Pirate Mama... I felt strangely 'manic' and found it intensely satisfying to stitch anyway: Because my boys were watching...
It was absolutely CRAZY, I know...
but one stitch at the time... I made one Klosje, then two...
and thanks to your encouragement and wise words:
So how do I do Quilting with young kids?!
One stitch at the time
at home- in the car -with McQueen, Diego and Wonder Pets...
and knowing all of you will be coming by!
...and adjusting the rules! That's why we can post a Saturday Klosjes post on Friday!
I have been overwhelmed how 'real' Blogging can be. Your words and e-mails are very real to me. Sweet, powerful, hilariously funny and Life-giving words revealing their authors as REAL women reaching out to me.
Your encouragement finding its way to my mailbox at the right time.
We are all trying to cope with our days balancing the mundane with the sublime...
and I find myself moved by your comments and by the fact that you take the time to come and see what is going on in this little corner of the world.
and how do your words impact my little world?
They are the words I share with my Beloved and I hear echoed back to my boys...
With a grateful heart,
(whose eyes are doing very well, Thank you!)
On assignment for Karendianne's Blogging to Learn Feature: How do you hand-piece?
I found that putting my stuff in a square tray, on a pillow, on my lap very efficient. ( I found this 'tray' at an art supply store, maybe intended for decoupage or a 'hard-surface' canvas?)
I use the empty tissue box for my scraps of fabric and leftover threads. The empty white box collects my finished Klosjes for the week, and the other box is my tag-along kit.