Monday, February 15, 2010

Cobwebs and Clothing

Life is returning somewhat to normal after being turned a bit upside-down with trying to finish my "elephump" pattern.  I'm SO thankful for the tremendous response and support I've received.  Thank you all!  I feel very blessed.

Yesterday felt like such an indulgent day.  All four of us stayed home the whole day--we puttered and just enjoyed our time.  The girls made a delightful orange cake with orange frosting for Valentine's Day that we savored over tea and our shared Valentine's cards.  And we also had fun popping in to see what was happening during the Olympics. 

It was such a lovely quiet day to enjoy our time alone and our time together.  During my snatches of alone time, I even sewed up a 16-inch bear that had been waiting so patiently for me to get to (I'll tell you more about him at a later date).  It was so refreshing to be able to create something again and to sew with Annie-Mae.  I find the soft clickety-clack of my old Featherweight so soothing.  It's almost as if I'm connected to so many women of the past and feeling their hopes and dreams for their lives.  As I sewed, I felt like the cobwebs in my brain were being dusted off. 

As many of you may remember, I'm really not one for sewing anything except bears.  But new thoughts that were just misty images before, started twirling around and around in my head as I sewed yesterday.  In fact, I'm actually thinking that I might venture to make some bear clothing.  A week ago I bought a book on using the old attachments for Annie-Mae and surprised myself with how excited I got looking through the pages and imaging garments I could make.  New and very unexpected ideas are slowly churning and taking shape in my mind.  I'm even looking forward to creating a bear pattern to follow in the footsteps of Toffee's pattern.  As of yet though, like many of my thoughts, he's still a vague, ghost-like image flitting through my head.  I guess we will all have to wait to see what happens.

Heaps of Hugs,


  1. Sounds like you had a great day alround Cheryl. I find it's comforting when you begin visulising those initial thoughts and you can actually see it all coming together in your's almost like vision confirms you are on the right track.
    Whatever you do, have fun!
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  2. Toffee is so adorable.
    How are things? how about your website?
    Still happy with it?

  3. I hadn't thought of it like that, Sandi, but you're right. It IS comforting having images of what could be. Thanks, Papillon Bleu, for complimenting Toffee. I'm very happy to report that I'm loving everything, happy with my life, and having fun! I'm also still tickled pink with how my website turned out. Thanks for asking!

    Heaps of Hugs,

  4. Sounds like you had a great day Cheryl!!! I have always said the same thing"I don't sew, I make bears" bears and critters are gorgeous and I think you would make wonderful bear clothing!!!


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