12 December, 2009

My Place and Yours: Just Five Minute's Peace

Ha! I wish :) The theme this week at Meet Me At Mike's My Place & Yours is Five Minute's Peace, chosen by Pilgrim:

where do you retreat to for that sanity-regaining break? i am interested in what or where in your home your sanctuary is...

My place of peace is at the sewing machine at the moment, and in quieter times as well! It's a place I'm willing to insist on my time at, willing to put with complaining and where I can ignore mess and other pressing concerns. It stills my mind and I (usually) feel a sense of accomplishment while I'm at it.

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At the moment I'm finishing up a pair of Sewing Green slippers for my brother-in-law's Christmas present, made out of wool from a thrifted jacket and some wool jersey fabric a friend gave me. I think they're going to look splendid, although the wool isn't so nice to sew as it's a bit prickly. Still, I love sewing wool like this, it's so...compliant!

9 comments:

  1. I lose track of time when I sit down to my machine (mostly because I tend to make a lot of mistakes and a 10 minute job ends up spilling into hours) those green slippers SOUND splendid!

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  2. It's like stepping away from the real world when we start creating isn't it? Nice Post.

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  3. how time flies when you're engrossed in doing something you love..i totally get it!

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  4. I just got that book from the library and thought the slippers would be great for next winter - would love to know how they turned out. The sewing machines a great place to forget about other things - although having something of an addictive personality EVERYTHING else gets forgotten for me!! x

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  5. It's always so satisfying to sew with compliant fabric isn't it?? In a past life I used to be a wardrobe mistress so sitting in front of a sewing machine was pretty much a 24/7 kind of thing....Now I long to have the time to sit sewing at the machine!

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  6. wow, slippers!! something i would never have thought to make. i hope your borther in law likes them. i'm just so impressed you can sew without having a brain meltdown haha... i'm not so good with the sewing.

    thanks for playing along with my theme this week!

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  7. oh my! make sure you post a pic of the slippers!

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  8. Oh yes, the whirring of the machine, the time zooms by and next thing a gorgeous creation ... great spot, great post and please show the slippers ;)

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  9. What gorgeous red!!! I likey!

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