Hubby and I were out in the shed last weekend and I noticed a basket I had decorated years ago. Back then I was a single mother but I only had a small garden and my dad used to mow my lawn for me. I wasn't very involved in the local community either and I had lots more time for craft.
I regularly made the girl's clothes that were better quality than I could afford to buy. I made reversible jackets and little wool coats as well as summer dresses. More often than not, I completed outfits with matching hats. These clothes are still in use nearly twenty years later.
I made raffia hats, did cross stitch samplers, crocheted a couple of blankets, started rag rugs etc. I never chose to stick to one craft and perfect it; rather I preferred to try my hand at everything. During this time I learned to make soap and herbal remedies as well.
I need to clean the basket up and make some minor repairs. It was in a disgusting state in the shed. Some Welcome Swallows have pooped on it and I think mice were in there at some point. I found an unfinished knitting project that had been chewed. I also found an unfinished rag rug, complete with strips cut and ready to go, that I love as much now as when I began it. I've popped them in the washing machine so I can try and finish it off one day.
Again, I can't wait to get time to work on this project. Maybe one day, one of my children would treasure a cross stitch of the house they grew up in.
There was a rag rug in the basket too. I really like the colours and would love to complete it to use on my lounge room floor. I still do a few simple craft activities but they are always practical. I tend to make things we need like a drawstring bag to keep my camera in or knitted dishcloths. I like to have some larger knitting project on the go too so that I can knit in the car when Hubby is the driver. Currently I'm knitting a jumper for Buddy Boy.
time on face book :-))I'll be sitting in front of the fire like a lady of leisure, peacefully, gently, calmly embroidering memories.