Good morning, blogging friends!
Another day of softball in our world, but a quick posting before I head out - wouldn't want you to worry where I was! :o)
I have had several responses to my call for folks to share their crafting world with us! It is so cool! Wait till you get to meet them - you'll love it! I know I am. As the title of this posting says, it's made me think a bit: what direction has my creative life taken me? You know, what have I dabbled in? What has taken over my life for different periods?
One of the ways you can tell is by looking at my 3 children's Christmas stockings! All 3 were hand made in 5 year gaps of time. Rory's was embroidered. Oodles of little french knots and other various stitches - matches all the other intricate stitching you'd see in other places like the blouse I wore for my high school yearbook photo (hand made blouse... embroidery... late 70's baby!)
Kelly's was cross stitch. Oh...no question there - you'll find all sorts of examples scattered around the house of THAT time period. Sometime I will take a picture of the Madonna & Child I made for my Memere, once I have a camera I can use...
Shauna,s, stitching with quilting. Not a big surprise there, either. As time had past, I needed crafts that didn't take hours to create. I didn't have hours for projects anymore - I had 3 children in various stages of development! Needles laying around could be dangerous for inquiring minds and who could possibly keep a cross stitch pattern in mind during THAT period!
There was the scrapbooking period that I truly think was nipped in the bud by the digital age of NOT having a zillion photos to crop and paste, though I am always concerned about losing all I have on this computer....
Now? I am back to fabric - rather where I started 40 years ago when my memere and mom taught me to sew. How about you? Where has your journey taken you? If I get to interview you, perhaps we'll all know!
Quilty hugs on this lovely day,