Friday, November 5, 2010

Sew Thankful



Wee Christmas Village is part of Needle Felted Charm
I'm preparing for the Talmadge Art Show. Isn't it cute?!

My crafts are keeping me sane... keeping me from unraveling at the seems... keeping me grounded during this period of flux and change. So (oops) sew thankful sewing's my "drug" of choice, and needle felting calms my nerves. Helps so I can vacillate between Drew's braking his arm on our moving day, to Kyle's needing me to "cut his hair RIGHT NOW, please", to Greg's throwing out his BACK, to Bryan's need for me to go pick up Schleg door locks at 8pm, to the painters not showing up! Arrrgh!!! Now there are 2 trenches in our back patio, so we can't access the back door (just a main thoroughfare!), and they need to be filled (did I mention Greg threw out his back???) Who will be filling in and packing trenches? Who? ME? Who will be touching up paint in the kitchen before the flooring guy comes on Monday to lay the floor? ME! WHO has 3 shows coming up in 2 weeks? ME, that's who..... ARRGGGGH!


Deep ... calming ... breath.... yes...
The sewing is so fine, so perfect, sooo what I need right now. I am finally finished with a sweater I began for a customer last Spring (before my life became this complicated!) I just needed to finish it. It's lovely. It will be needle felted with a mermaid and beach motif. I will show it to you as soon as it's done.

So, so, SEW happy to finish up this irresistible vest. I made a similar one to wear at ArtWalk, and sold it off my back the very first day. It's so special...


I will post about my 3 upcoming shows very soon, so stay tuned. I work best under pressure, so I have no doubt my upcoming work will be my best yet. Man, just wait to see what I'll dream up while shoveling those trenches!!

4 comments:

Karin said...

lol....it all sounds so familiar! Making earrings was my sanity saver when Cosme broke his leg back in September. Thank goodness for crafting.....

Cyndy said...

Love the village. So sweet. It must have taken quite some time to finish it.

Valerie said...

Yes, Cyndy, those villages are very labor intensive, but thank goodness they are small! So, they take lots of time, but the individual elements can be made up pretty quickly. Perhaps you will try something similar with your new needle felting skills-?!!
x, Val

Valerie said...

oops... seams, not seems...