Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Freedom to Create
Getting lost on Pinterest is easy, but I had chosen a small project with fat quarters that I could sew by hand. My artsy daughter and I headed for the table with the fat quarters. A knack for color and what fabrics may work together, she offered set after set of possibilities. Soon I was headed out of the store with a pair of scissors (I immediately marked them with a Sharpie: FABRIC), straight pins, a pin cushion and a floral fabric with coordinating colors. You can tell I am not an avid "fabric-ator."
With a cup of tea nearby, and Netflix I sewed and sewed without expectations for a timeline or quality. I thought of my grandmother, sewing throughout the day tackling one by one the items in her mending basket. This was out of necessity and probably satisfaction, but not pleasure. Fortunately, I am free to create and have fun. These days I am working hard enjoying the process and not stressing about an end product. Perfectionism gone. My origami bag/lunch bag will be a work of art.