Eloise is going through some sort of growth spurt these days and is needing to nurse more and more frequently. This however is a good thing, because my hand sewing abilities are getting lots of practice. I was inspired by this lovely lady’s embroidery and this always inspirational lady’s mini quilts and finally finished my own little wall hanging. It was my first time ever free hand embroidering. I’m kind of hooked. It’s like drawing with thread and needle. I think I will iron it, frame it and get it hung on the wall this weekend. It gives me a spring time feeling and reminds me of the little birds who come visit our feeder outside. I have also made a couple new springtime coasters and there are some other hand sewn projects in the works as well. The basket you see in the last picture, comes with me while I nurse, as well as to the park and in the car (when I’m not driving of course). Since sewing on a machine is not in the cards yet while baby girl is still needing my every moment, these hand sewing projects give me some creative time but also allow me to be right there when Ellie needs me. The best of both worlds if I do say so myself. What are you working on?