I seem to lack an attention span lately. I flit from one project from another, making progress on each but finishing nothing. Does this happen to you too?
One small project I have finished this week is a little purse and pincushion to go with my vintage-style sewing basket. Back in September, I bought spare purse frames along with the Gum Valley Patchwork hexagon purse kit so I could use the kit’s pattern to make more purses later. At Christmas, I gave away the first hexagon purse and pincushion I made.
This time, I sewed larger hexagons (½-inch), so I could fussy cut the fabrics. The hexagons were the hand-sewing project I took to last month’s craft fair.
Would you believe I broke three needles while sewing the purse frame in? I do not know my own strength!
I still have one tiny purse frame left. I really want to make one in more modern fabrics. Later! I need to focus and finish some other projects first.
That really does finish off the sewing basket beautifully. I can’t see a lack of focus myself; the attention to detail in both those items is not the work of a flibbertigibbet. (Don’t you love that word?).
Yes, I do love that word!
Those hexies are so tiny and cute!
I was flitting all weekend! I started on one project, cut that out, oooh these scraps would work well for this.. made something else with those scraps, started playing with fabric for another quilt idea… and then I look back at my original thing thinking “I could’ve finished this by now if I had stuck to it!”.
I keep trying to tell myself that finishing is vastly over-rated. It is the fun we have along the way that counts, right?
adorable! and so neat! 🙂
Beautiful! I guess I need to try some silk thread for assembling hexies. I tell people I have sewing ADD.
I like silk thread, but some people swear by fine polyester like Superior Bottom Line. Try a few. It all comes down to what you prefer.
Be still my heart! This is just beautiful. And yes I believe you broke needles.
I broke the eyes off the needles when pulling all six strands of embroidery thread through small holes using brute force!
They are just so cute!!
This is beautiful and so well made! I love your attention to detail
Attention to detail is probably one of my strengths. Attention to one project at a time is NOT one of my strengths. 🙂
Flitting — such a wonderful word. It goes well with those beautiful fussy cut flowers.
Love all of those trinkets! You’re so talented!
It’s so sweet.
I always jump from one project to another… Eventually I get them all done.
In my case, the key word is eventually. 🙂
Such sweet projects! Your basket looks lovely. Yes, I get “the flits” quite often!!
I have friends who do not ‘flit’; they focus on one thing at a time. I am not sure if I envy their dedication or pity their lack of variety!
Your sewing basket is so lovely! I remember how hard to sew in such purse frame. Your stitches looks really neat.
It is tricky. This is only my second one. I think I am getting confident enough to tray a handbag-sized purse frame soon.
Oh, that is happening to me all the time 🙂 What a cute projects!
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