This week I have mostly been sewing straight lines: it provides both thinking time and a distraction.
Depending on my mood, I either have an hour of cutting out and matching pieces into families of three or...
I sew straight lines. I don't have the resilience to make a garment at the moment, this is just what I want from my crafting right now.
When I have a little pile of them, I sort them into groups so that there are four blocks but no repeating fabrics. Then I make another set of four and pin them together. My big girl likes doing this with me.
So far I have nine sets of eight making 72. I encourage her to do the maths as we make them. I need 252 so plenty of playing to go.
Then I pack it all away in a huge cake tin until the next time.
I did trust myself with this. My Mathilde blouse has been in the sin bin for a long time. The sleeves were too billowy to wear a cardigan on top of it and I found that when the weather was warmer I didn't want to wear long sleeves: I need the vitamin D here in the UK! So I chopped the sleeves off and it is much better. I can wear a cardigan over it for now and if the sun comes out in a few months time so can my elbows.
Furthermore, two more gorgeous liberty scraps went into the cake tin for quilt cutting. Win, Win.
Helping to look after my dad at the moment is really hard but sewing straight lines helps a lot. Thanks for dropping by. This post is inspired by this one.