Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sewing Your Path

Today’s challenge through the SITS girls is to re-upload a post you wish more people had read and explain why it was important to you.  The title above is the same titled post in March & the post is below.  Hopefully the importance to me is self-explanatory ~ the metaphor, the creation of something for my daughter, a sunny day, a sense of accomplishment etc.  (Also, don’t judge the sewing too harshly ~ this was sewn in March 2010 & I’m self-taught beginning Nov 2009).




No pattern

I don’t like rules

Just a thought, an image

Envision possibility

Approach with wonder and enthusiasm

Enjoy the process, outcomes are inevitable

Peel through fabric pieces, letting colors and textures call out

Consider all roads

Cut cloth to shape

Sculpt life to suit

Use folds for the bottom due to my skill level

Choose carefully which mountain to climb, which battle to pick

Stitch the sides, inside out

Nurture the parts

Leave a large flap of material for the top & front

Allow self room to grow

Select three fabrics, forms and notions

Simple, clean life

Add a button for decoration, not functionality

Allow for opportunity instead of closure

Examine from all angles before binding the strap

Is the foundation sturdy enough?

A bit flimsy but suited to the purposes of an art bag for my daughter

A lesson in building a solid base of support

Enhance with a hand-sewn fabric flower

Sprinkle with whimsy



  1. Hi,

    How cool you came up with the art bag without a pattern. Sewing is another great creative outlit. I don't think I would dare to sew something without a pattern. I can just see the kids laughing on the floor asking what is that. lol

    Thanks for coming by and leaving the postive comments!

  2. I like your sewing and the fact that you had no pattern. The whole poem reveals to me your sensitivity and insight. It's a nice lesson for us all. Thanks and I can see why you like this post. It's lovely.

  3. I admit I suck at sewing. And I come from a family of wonderful seamstresses. My aunt was a professional seamstress, yet she was born with only one hand. My mother made clothes for all us girls and made beautiful quilt tops. My sister could sew and knit and crochet and make about anything. And I...have no patience.

  4. I love the part about the "button" not being for closure, but opportunity. I sew the way this post reads... and never use a pattern. It is a lot like life because at times it is not until I have made my mistakes and torn them out that I see where I went wrong, but the next try is always so much better! Have a great day.

    Here is one of my favorites from the attic...

  5. Reluctant Writer ~ what's really sad is what happens to the items where I do have a pattern! I made my little girl a nightgown & a matching one for her's now nicknamed "sack with a pocket" & we created a whole infomercial for this "new line of clothing"...not good:)
    Myrna as always, thank you
    Helen I have no patience either, it's when I don't have an expected outcome & focus on process that I seem to do okay..what great memories you have from your talented family!
    Laine - thank you for your kind words, I read the post you referenced & it is fantastic!
    So glad you all stopped by!

  6. Thank you for stopping by today! I love your post; the project and the words.
    I am so glad our path's have crossed..

  7. What a great post! I like "nurture the parts"

  8. Sometimes, I try to sew without pattern. I love it because it is like a kind of therapy for my brain.
    I'm stuck in a daily & routine boring job & my brain needs vacation :)

    Thank you for your poem, it is so inspiring

  9. Very Cute!!! You did a wonderful job.....and no pattern. I am impressed.

    I am a new follower from Friday Follow, Hope you can stop over and follow back. Terry

  10. Doreen ~ good to see you...wishing you well on your publishing journey!
    Lynda ~ thank you!
    Dewi ~ exactly! I find sewing comforting
    Terry ~ glad you like it! I'm following


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