I am in this for the fun – so simple and yet so complicated, sometimes.
I am in this for creativity, the good feel of fabrics, the joy of colours, for inspiration, for friendships, for laughter, for blogging.
Over the last 12+ months I have been doing paid sewing work in the quilt corner, sewing for a designer who publishes in magazines.
I have had deadlines every 2 months, and I have had to keep secrets. When the magazines are published I have not felt like sharing here on the blog, as the projects are done months ago, and I have been done with them.
My own projects, like the ones above, have been so on the back burner, and the blogging has not been up to full speed lately either.
If you know me in person or if you have paid close attention to some photos here on the blog, you know that I have physical challenges, and lately I have really hit the wall, hard, nose first, when it comes to doing work for others. It is physically draining for me, and not a source of energy.
I am so ready to go back to doing my own projects, which gives me energy, hanging with friends, which gives me energy and just do “nothing”, like hand piecing and stitchery in my own tempo, without deadlines, which also gives me energy.
I also enjoy teaching, and will do that every now and then :-)
The table runner and pin cushion on the top photo will travel with me tomorrow, and I am so looking forward to teach hand piecing!
May Britt is coming here today, and we will both be teaching at the same place tomorrow.
I am doing a happy dance here – it will be a lot of fun :-)
The paid work has been machine work, and it is taking a high toll on my neck. Even if I do workouts twice a week + physiotherapy, it does not balance at the end of the day.
I have therefore handed in my resignation, even if it was not easy, as me and the designer have had fun times together too.
My body is not just set to do deadline work regularly, and I have to get my priorities right, right?
I am inspired by my books too!
I am inspired to do more blocks, more my own creations, more Dear Jane, more applique, more hand piecing, more stitchery, in my own tempo.
I am looking forward to travel, meet friends near and far, share my crazy ideas with you, in real life and on the blog.
Sewing for someone else was like taking a step into the big unknown.
It did not work for me, but it might work ever so well for someone else. I took a chance and I now take a 90 degree turn, to find my way back to my own path – that is all that there is to it really………….