This weekend I finished up a wall hanging that I have been working on for myself. It is a project that is made up of a few different patterns that I have tried with batiks - all from my favorite drawer of my stash. I really do love some of these fabrics so much that I don't want to use them. These purple-blue star points are a great example. Oh boy, and that one in the center is pretty special, too.
Sew4Sanity was the name of my Etsy shop. The phrase came to be when my daughter was a baby with lots of health issues. I often times had to be a nurse more than I could just be a mom, and life could be unbelievably stressful. My husband didn't mind that I had my sewing desk and ironing board set up in the living room (he knew that it was necessary :-). My family joked that I had to "sew for my sanity." Sometimes it was only for 10-15 minutes a day, but I sewed a lot of purses and little bags at the time. It was something that I could do for myself to give my brain something else to focus on for a while. I sold them locally, and I thought I would open an Etsy shop. I never actually even listed a purse in my shop, but I have sold some table runners and a couple of quilts there. I still sew for my sanity!
The sewing machine block was from the Snapshots block of the month from Fat Quarter Shop back in 2015 (oh my!). The spools are from the pattern called Spools from Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley. The letters are from the Spelling Bee book by Lori Holt. I'm not sure where I found the pattern for those star blocks. Can you believe that backing fabric came from a clearance rack somewhere in Ohio?
We even got the quilt hung up above my sewing desk. I love it!
That's my happy place where I do all of my sewing. I have a nice big ironing board set up just to the right, too.
I bet I'm not the only quilter out there who sews for her sanity. Most of us probably know that quilting can be great therapy - thinking about color, design, patterns, and making things for the people we love - and maybe even a little escape from the hard stuff of life.
Have a wonderful day!!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!