Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sew and Sew

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle
~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton~ 1851

 Apart from yoga, meditation, reading, 
it has to be one of the most serene things to do
Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus
Sewing mends the soul  
~Author Unknown~

In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until 
you can thread a sewing machine while it's running
~Jeff Bezos~

My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, 
and I decided to teach her to sew.  
After I had gone through a lengthy explanation 
of how to thread the machine, 
she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, 
and said in disbelief, 
"You mean you can do all that, 
but you can't play my Game Boy?"  
~Author Unknown~

After a few weeks of secret sewing projects for 
the Junk Gypsy HGTV series
(which will premiere in next Spring
and run for 13 weeks)
my cup is full of sewing satisfaction!


Cheryl said...

It looks like you're making a quilt of the happy belly. Your videos aren't working.

Cheryl said...

I love watching you sew. You are so serene.

Miss Robyn said...

cannot wait to get my apron! I love to sew too - finally am getting into it again after a years break xo

turquoise cro said...

WOW!!! That quilt looks soOOOOOo AWESOME!!!iS that a CROW?!! hehe I read some about the Junk Gypsies, EXCITING stuff!!! Are YOU going to be at the Junk-A-Rama Prom?!!! Is that what it was called?!! I'll be looking for YOU Deb on that series I hope!!! and yeah, sigh, the videos aren't working for me either!ps.I'll be thinkin of YOU later when I'm sewing name tags on my dad's blankets and new quilt, he lives in a Nursing Home. I HOPE he likes his new quilt, it has lots of red (his Fav color) I'll have to make him a Spring quilt! maybe! Blessings to YOU and YOURS

rebecca said...

dear sew and sew,
you are a running stitch straight to my heart! i love it when i know you are sewing because i am aware of the great peace that envelopes you when you do, and the great beauty that finds its way into the world through your hands.

great quotes too!

Noelle Clearwater said...

I have nothing but the utmost respect for what you do with your hands and your sewing machine. Your needlework is a meditation in itself. Beautiful! I am sure your granddaughter will remember this time years from now.

Annie Jeffries said...

I love those fabric blocks of varying sizes all stitched together. To my way of thinking, this is the best sort of quilting (along with crazy quilting).

foxysue said...

How I would love for us to all to sit together in a sewing circle! Did you know my love is a great sewer? He's an upholsterer and sewing is one of his specialist areas.

Sue x

Leslie said...

i love the way you stitched together image and verse here : )

and your quilt looks awesome!

gma said...

It is very meditative picking up every stitch.

kt40s said...

You go seamstress girl!! (lifting up my pincushion and giving the sewing power signal too you from afar:)

Charlotte said...


How serendipitous, needlepoint is on my list of hobbies to explore to keep me calm [read sane ;) ]...maybe you've just posted the words to make it happen.

Love Charlotte x

chris said...

We have the same sewing machine! I love it because it is indestructible...just a little maintenance now and then.