If you've known me for any time at all, you know that I enjoy working out! Well, you can only do that so much in a day, especially as a mommy...it burns too much needed energy to push myself too hard all day, every day. I've been praying and seeking a hobby of some kind for about 5 or 6 years, now...something into which I would just absolutely lose myself...and not be able to get enough of it! I used to be that way with studying throughout my school years, but I've not 'found' that 'passion' since. I had not lost hope! :) I was still praying. When we came to RCC, I noticed that most of the ladies/girls :) involved are very talented and crafty. Believing myself to be more of a tomboy, I naturally steered away from their invitations to anything that would awaken talent from within. Little did I know months ago that I was literally RUNNING from God's answer to my years of prayer!! This hit me this Sunday evening, as we were coming home from church! I was so thankful to 'see' this!!
From my recent posts, you can pick up on my new-found hobby and passion for sewing!! I didn't think it could get any better, but I was wrong! :) This passed Saturday, some of the ladies from our church and the Crestwood area got together for a "Craft Day," where we got to 'observe' embroidery and put it to the test for ourselves! After I did my first fun embroidery 'project' that day, I could not wait to do another!
I rummaged through our cabinets and closets and found these great flour sacks, which I knew could be the perfect 'ground work' for embroidery, but I had no idea what design to do! So, I jumped onto the computer and went 'blogging!' :) This friend's site linked me to this particular site and post, which spurred me on to embroider our initials onto the lower right corner of the cloth!
I used a blue pen - what a NEAT invention because it's 'erasable' by merely applying water!!- to draw my letters!I sewed a little each day for the last few days (in between Rhys' naps and even during a class one night! :) I told Russell that I can 'listen' better when I'm sewing, which I've found to be true! Maybe I'm less distracted because I'm not looking around the room? Not sure, but it was fun! :)) And the final product now has a sweet home on the oven handle of our kitchen!A close-up of the embroidery!!
I told Russell tonight that I'm not sure that I'm finished with it. I'd like to add a design of some kind just above our initials, I think. Any ideas, friends?????