Sewing makes the heart grow stronger

I have a hard time coming up with titles.   🙂    Sewing probably doesn’t make your heart any stronger.  Maybe it should be fonder?  But fond of what?  Fabric?  Well, that’s true!  I also know is this:   Sewing is not a cardiovascular activity.  The only way I figured it helps me loose weight is by the fact that when I’m sewing, I’m not shoving food in my face.

So I’m feeling better. 😀 YAY!  I really appreciate those of you that left me kind messages on here and also the friends that sent emails, stopped by and called to say hello.  For my birthday (a long time ago) I was given a very generous gift card to a spa.  So I will be using it this week to be pampered a little.  I’m also going out to dinner with a friend that I never get to see often enough.  I’m quite looking forward to both.  Plus my husband will be home a lot more this week.  I’m so glad!  I dont’ know how military wives can handle having their spouse gone for months and months on end.  When my hubby is gone for a number of days, I start to loose it.

Anywho, I have been sewing.  And let me tell you – the creative juices that start flowing when I start cutting into fabric really do help improve the mood!  I love love love being able to take a piece of cloth and turn it into whatever my heart desires.  I had to set aside the Shade Garden project because it needed something more – and I needed a little time to figure out exactly what the something more was.  I have several orders for friends that I’m working on too – but I really needed to make something for myself.  So here is the challenge:  

Can you guess what it is?


The fabrics include:

Grey Checked Floral from Erin McMorris’ Wildwood collection
Retro Apples from Timeless Treasures Apple collection
Lime Tapestry from Patty Young’s Mezzanine collection


I may have a little special gift for someone who guesses correctly.  And I’ll have pictures when the lighting improves.  Hope your weekend is going well!


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13 Responses to “Sewing makes the heart grow stronger”

  1. 1 Meg/Brassy Apple November 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    hmmmm………my first thought was an apron but I think YOU are making a handbag. 🙂

  2. 3 designonpost November 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I’ll let you in on a secret…we (military wives that is…or, good military wives, I should say) prepare ourselves for long term absences. We shut off that part of our hearts and minds that says “When is he coming home?” over and over and over again. We take on projects (I took up sewing while my husband was in Iraq), we go back to school (finished my teaching certification while he was over there too) and run the household while he is gone to keep our hearts and our minds and our bodies occupied. I won’t lie…Saturdays were the hardest because that was always “Daddy/Daughter Day” at our house and my chance to get stuff done without a little person under my feet. So we definitely missed him the most then but we made it work.

    Now that I’ve done 2 years (14 month deployment to Iraq and then 10 months of school stateside), I’ve found that I can do pretty much anything. It’s like my “If we can put a man on the moon we can do anything!” statement. I say or think to myself “If I can handle him being gone for 2 years, I can do anything!”

    So, long story short (too late!) keep busy and it’ll fly by!

    • 4 Melanie November 8, 2009 at 10:24 am

      I just wish I could run over there and give you a big huge hug. Thank you so much! You’re right – when I don’t let my mind go to “why isn’t he here helping?” or “when will he be home?” and I just stay busy, I can handle it better. I do think, however, that I could not run my business if he were gone. Or at least, not my myself. Do you have family that lives near you now?

  3. 5 Kaye Prince November 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I definitely think you’re going to make an apron!

    I’m glad you’re feeling better – happy sewing!

  4. 6 Angie H. November 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I think its a peasant blouse like your daughters or maybe an apron. Cute, cute, cute none the less.

  5. 7 Jenny November 8, 2009 at 6:23 am

    gosh, i was thinking table runner, but maybe a new tote?

  6. 8 Tootsie Marie November 8, 2009 at 7:22 am

    I am glad you are feeling better!!!
    I think you are making a new bag like the AZ one, or something wonderful for your kitchen for the fall, like towels, or hot pads, or a tea cozy……… maybe not that last one! :)- Of course it could be a dress for Haley…. Hmmmm, I can hardly wait to see what it is! :)-

  7. 9 Mary on Lake Pulaski November 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    A snazzy new top out of those cute fabrics – is that what you are making?

  8. 10 LAW November 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    a bag…b/c you can’t have enough bags. But i bet a cute shirt…that is my final answer. 🙂

  9. 11 Jana November 9, 2009 at 7:30 am

    My guess was for apron, like a lot of other people. Isn’t it great to make a little something for yourself? I cannot remember the last time I did that.

  10. 12 Renee November 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say a pot holder/pad set. If I’m wrong you should so go ahead a make one or two anyway.. I think these fabrics would be perfect for that.

    & I so know what you mean with the whole “title” thing. Today I used one that I think I’ve used before.. I’m not sure but I was too lazy to go back thru my whole blog to see. Pitiful!

  11. 13 jen November 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    lol…and I’m guessing you’re making a stuffed turkey!!! No, really, I do!! 🙂

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