Ah, vacation – it really is lovely. This year our family went to visit my sister’s family in Seattle.
After a couple of days away from the house and the sewing machine, I started to feel my brain relax.
Really. It actually popped like my ears pop during the plane’s descent – free from the tight wadded up, stressed out ball of neurons it had become. I slowed down and started looking around.
I was seeing beauty everywhere – especially on the trail we hiked on our last day.
And this beautifully symmetrical weed-looking-celery-looking-leafy thing? I can’t explain why I like the shape so much, but I do!
I spent the flight home sketching and taking notes on design ideas. Then, when we came home, I started focusing on all the things I had to get done, and I could see myself rapidly returning to the stressed out crafter I was before we left. Not a good feeling. So today I shipped off pattern orders and spent time throwing stuff out. That’s the plan for this week – the last week of summer.
Amazingly, Joanna and I didn’t get a chance to sew together. With 6 young boys between us I don’t know why I thought we could. Maybe a sew-along is in order. :o) Thanks for a great week, Joanna!