Hand Sewn

tiny quilt

handsewn coasters

the sewing basket

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?

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7 thoughts on “Hand Sewn

  1. I was the same way with my first and now my second (who is 11 weeks old). It’s almost impossible to find the time to sit at the machine. Luckily right now I’m doing some hand sewing binding on a quilt I made, but my little man is needing me a lot. After I get that done I was thinking about pulling back out my cross stitch or embroidery after the toddler goes to bed!

    • sounds like you are getting an awful lot done and with an 11 week old! You Go Mama! I’m still balancing how to be the most productive and then wanting to just hang out and relax and do nothing but nurse and nap. 🙂

      • Enjoy the nursing and napping! My daughter stopped all naps at 18 months…right around the time I got pregnant with the son! If I could just nurse him and nap when he does, I would! My hubby says, things will get done when they get done and not to stress. It’s just sometimes hard to put that into practice. 😉

      • Sounds like we have similar, great husbands. Mine says the same. I am enjoying the quiet nursing/napping moments with her, but my “want to get things done” personality struggles every now and then. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and take it all in! 🙂

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