Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Simply Primitives Update!


Simply Primitives will be updating on the 1st of May and here is a sneak peek at what I will be listing for the month! Please take some time to visit and while you are there, be sure to check out all the other wonderful artists and their wares! Enjoy!


Blessings,


Julie

Friday, April 23, 2010

CONFESSIONS OF A STITCHER

" ME THINKS IT IS A TOKEN OF HEALTHY AND GENTLE CHARACTERISTICS, WHEN WOMEN OF HIGH THOUGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS LOVE TO SEW; ESPECIALLY AS THEY ARE NEVER MORE AT HOME WITH THEIR OWN HEARTS THAN WHILE SO OCCUPIED." ~ NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, THE MARBLE FAUN 1859

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE; I LOVE TO SEW!! THERE IS SOMETHING SO EXCITING TO ME ABOUT FEEDING A PIECE OF FABRIC UNDER THE PRESSER FOOT OF A SEWING MACHINE AND SEEING ALL THOSE TINY STITCHES INTERLOCKING TOGETHER TO JOIN 2 PIECES OF FABRIC! AMAZING! SUDDENLY WHAT BEGAN AS A SIMPLE PIECE OF CLOTH BECOMES A DOLL, BIRD, PINCUSHION, OR WHATEVER MY CREATIVE MIND IMAGINES!! I AM CREATING! I AM HAPPY! I AM AT HOME!!


I HAVE ANOTHER CONFESSION TO MAKE; I LOVE TO HAND STITCH EVEN MORE!!! THERE IS SOMETHING SO HEALING ABOUT THE FEEL OF A NEEDLE BETWEEN MY FINGERS, POISED OVER THE PROJECT I AM WORKING ON, AS I GET INTO THE RHYTHM OF PIERCING THE FABRIC AND PULLING THE THREAD GENTLY THROUGH. A DESIGN DEVELOPES RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!! I RETURN TO AN EARLIER TIME, A SIMPLER TIME, WHEN THINGS WERE SLOWER AND LIFE WAS NOT SO HECTIC. I AM A NEEDLEWOMAN! I AM HAPPY! I AM AT HOME!!


"SEWING MENDS THE SOUL." ~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN