When all is said and done, we sew for the love of it! The Sewing and Craft Association has chosen this theme for National Sewing Month 2011. Sewing offers comfort to us and to those around us. The gentle rhythm of a needle in hand carefully placing stitches where they belong, the hum of a machine under our direction, the stimulating reverie as we envision the next garment, the thoughtful process as we engineer the construction, the memories that stir our hearts as we create on the shoulders of those who taught us.
Scientists have told us there is a definite connection to stress reduction, but don’t we know that? When my children were young, I set aside a time to sew just for me. It was Sunday afternoon. Just a few hours, but I cherished those times alone as I re-grouped and let my creative juices flow uninterrupted. Once they were in school I found time to participate in a sewing group that met once a week with a marvelous leader who inspired all of us to greater heights. Many of us are still in touch today. Now my sewing room beckons less often since my focus is here at SBDF, but I still spend time there and it is always restorative for me. I will definitely have needle in hand this weekend…I hope you do too.
Join us as we celebrate our love of sewing throughout the month. Share your stories here and we’ll post them in the next newsletter. (first names only) A few sentences or an essay– every comment will be entered in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate…drawing on October 1st. I’m so eager to hear your thoughts.