I spent a very little time (how these vacation days escape me) yesterday finishing up the fabric choosing and cutting down for the Single Girl Quilt that I was inspired to take on (after having the pattern for two years... I think it was the first quilt pattern I ever bought). There are fabulous single girls here and here... and now on the Flickr group as well. I stashed and planned and spent a whole bunch of time organizing fabric on the floor in the loft over the weekend... it was heaven even in spite of a bum arm...
It's template making next... which really, really panicked me (the bit of perfectionist that comes out in me when sewing is unrealistic... hand sewn items are meant to look hand sewn... I will probably need to remind myself of that while repeatedly sewing curves in a few weeks), until I saw the directions for actually sewing together the pieces so meticulously cut - on the seam allowance no less. And the instructions call for a seam ripper... um, scary, no?
My day will be spent tracing (with my new sharpie pen) templates onto plastic (with the help of persistence and a ruler, a little perfection precision will hopefully do the trick when it comes to this complicated pattern) then cutting them out... Then it's on to the cutting of the fabric, not one of my favorite tasks... at all... ever. Denyse's patterns are breaking me of that hatred though, and I'm pacing.
Anyway, I'm using left-over clementine boxes to organize projects (templates, fabrics, patterns) and it has been great so far. Really easy and portable.
I'm so lucky to have this day to relax and sew... it really is wonderful just to delight in the simplicity of the day, the quiet, the hours that are one's own... I'm loving this (turns out) much needed break. I hope you are finding enjoyment in the simplicity of your day, wherever it takes you.