Looking at these pictures I took today is disappointing. My eyes did not register that the shadow cast from the corner of the house fell directly on top of these bags I have sewn recently. They also needed to be stuffed with something to fatten them up to catch their details but no way was I motivated to spend time doing that. These pictures are only the briefest (and evidently pitiful) presentation of the sewing work I have been doing these past weeks – my sewing therapy.
How did I miss the shadow? Maybe I will retake and repost better pictures than these. I am having a very lonely and frustrating day today. It didn’t help that I had a major allergic reaction to something today – very scary. I think it was to the vitamin D3 I took. I don’t know. I had a milder but still scary attack 2 weeks ago, and both took place within 10 minutes of taking my vitamins.
So, needless to say – I am in one of those “I am doing the very best that I can” stages of my life right now. It took a big summoning of willpower today to even get these pictures taken at all.
Back side of the above bag. I wish the embroidered roses showed better on the front pic! My own rose bushes are beginning to bloom – I hope we get more monsoon rains! I will be very sad when I leave to walk away from my gardens, especially if they will not be cared for. Then they would die.
There are butterflies on the fabric in the neck of this shirt. The colors are very soft and subtle. This one made me smile as I made and finished it. These bags have (to me) a wonderful soft feel to them which cannot come through in these pictures – shadow or no shadow.
This is the reverse side – hard to see the buttons.
This one has pink and white pinstripes and a pocket front and back. That’s the Mexican-American border fence line back there past the edge of my yard. Soon I will be living less than 150 miles from the Canadian border. Right now – I just feel like is very strange….
This is extremely soft fabric – made from pants, pockets retained. All of these purse-bags are fully lined.
There are a few that are just patchwork – made from fabric I have scrounged and accumulated. There is so little I can do in and for and with my life right now. The move is anticipated mid-October. Meanwhile my loneliness continues to erode me until I can get up where my family lives.
These sturdy tote bags are being stored folded – I did not have the motivation to iron them for pictures. I have nearly 20 of them made. I am hoping my daughter can go through with her plan to place our book writing needs on Kickstarter.com to raise money for ISBNs and a computer for me. These will be among the “gifts” for donators.
I did not like the way this fabric fought not to have itself top-stitched.
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2 thoughts on “+MY SEWING THERAPY”
Dear Linda, I think the bags you’ve created are beautiful! I continue to be inspired by the ways you find to ‘make lemonade’ out of the lemons life hands to you…
Thank you dear Sandy!