Sunday, June 28, 2009

At long last, something finished...

...but I don't yet have a photo to show you.

I was off sick on Friday, soon after I started sneezing so hard it left bite marks on my tongue (there were definitely a few times when I just about decked myself on a nearby table or kitchen bench).

There was a small window of opportunity to sew before I began coughing so ferociously I nearly asked the boy to go out and buy me a pack of Tena Ladys. And in that time I finished the shell top that I made from the boy's old pair of faded summer jeans.

But I will have to wait for the next window of opportunity before taking a to post up on this blog. (And it will probably be next summer before I will get to wear it.)

One thing I have learned is that, if I have a chance to re-design something that I sew, my approach to it is much like how I used to approach my painting. I do it in fits and starts, with lots of thinking and re-thinking (and sometimes re-doing) in between. Sewing like this is much more fun than picking something easy and just following the instructions, but it sure does make the project take an awfully long time.

Anyway, something for you to look forward to eh?

7 comments:

Antoinette said...

I think "much more fun" is really compelling! Can't wait to see your creation! Feel better soon.

Pollyanna_H said...

Get well soon! *Ouch* re the tongue ...

donnasoowho said...

are you sick again? Poor Violet (pat). Have some echinacea.

donnasoowho said...

Guess what, I think I am getting an 'underarm the size of a bum'.... it's not very happy.

Nigel Patel said...

I was liking the pictures.
Makes me want to do something creative myself.
Sculpture perhaps.

Angela said...

Just dont hit your head into your sewing machine
You don't need a bump on your head too.

Get feeling better

Violet said...

antoinette: it was certainly fun, though after the last time I tried it on, I decided I haven't a thing that goes with it...

Pollyanna H: ...and that was followed by the "Throat of sharp needles".

donnasoowho: yeah, I think it's my body's way of telling me to change it for a new one. But how? Would I have to murder a younger woman and find a Frankenstein who can transplant my brain into hers without too much disfiguring scarring? Think of the cost!
I hope your underarm turns out okay.

Nige: you should do it. There's no time like the present.

angela: I've been too sick to even turn on the computer, let alone sit at my sewing machine.