Since my studio is not finished I’ve been sewing in my kitchen. There is a big wire basket on the stool, no one can eat in the 3rd or 4th chair, fabric pieces in another wire basket on the floor, and little thread bits on the chairs. It was getting to be a bit of a scene and since we were having our friend Anne over for dinner I decided I better put my gear away so she could sit at the table with us. So I moved it all downstairs, now it is sitting in the mess from the office to studio conversion.
I haven’t had as much time to sew as I’ve wanted to in the past week. I’ve subbed for a friend, helped another friend with his school and tomorrow am subbing at the school I’ll be working at. So I’ve been sewing sock and glove animals. I found this great book called Sock and Glove and another one called Stray Sock Sewing and have tried my hand at making a couple of them. There are parts that have caused me some frustration like once the sock is filled trying to put on the button eyes and hide the knot and it seems to me that more and more I seek perfection and symmetry with things so when one of them comes out a bit off it makes me crazy. But overall I’ve enjoyed making them and have my eye on a cute zebra to try.