Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Everyone at I love Sewing wish you a Very Merry Christmas. We are closed on December 24th and December 25th but reopen on December 26th with a Winter Blast Sale.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Make and Take

“Make and Take” was great fun with many completed Christmas gifts. All that is needed is the wrapping. You know, it’s very easy to be so busy with family plans, cooking, and gift planning that the little things of this season are missed. Dee and I turned off the TV last night and replaced it with the Christmas CD’s of Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Elvis Presley, and Harry Connick, Jr. And suddenly the Christmas cards and notes were easier to write, the menu for Christmas dinner started to gel, and sleep seemed more restful. This season is full of sensory overload so it’s imperative that each of us reclaim time for what is important to us. Maybe it’s to reflect on Christmas’ past and rekindle their memories and traditions. Why have we stopped making Oyster Stew on Christmas Eve and what happened to our card games with our cousins? Maybe it’s time to wander to the piano and play Christmas hymns and songs with fingers that haven’t touched the piano keyboard in years. A Christmas Eve church service really doesn’t sound so implausible. The dishes can wait. Poor Penny, my Airedale, is patiently waiting for the walk that hasn’t happened since before Thanksgiving. Cold fresh air with hats, gloves, and boots actually sounds nice. So everyone, dig down deep and find what brings Joy to you in this Christmas season. And make it a priority.

Marcia and Dee

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Well, the Huskers went down in defeat but Husker football is like quilting…it’s the journey and it continues next fall in the Big Ten!!!  I hope you can join us this weekend for Take and Make projects.  Maybe we can solve some of your Christmas dilemmas with a jewelry bag, cowl scarf, or pillowcase.  Nancy is busy.  Finals week is next week at UNL.  She is excited for a break, not to shop or socialize (well maybe a little), but to sew.  What is she sewing…I have no idea.  She says a handbag…and a quilt… and some placemats… and a cuddle blanket…and the list goes on and on.  For Nancy, these three weeks of break will be full of cutting, piecing, ripping, squaring, and hopefully binding.  But you know she is just looking forward to an outlet for her creative energy.  There are really no mandates in sewing…no required dates to turn into projects…no worries of A’s, B’s C’s…  Instead there are as many do over’s as you want, as many deviations from the patterns to make something your own, and infinite number of color, contrast, texture, size of fabrics to explore outside any rules or instructions.  And what Nancy doesn’t get done in these three weeks will be waiting patiently for her whether this winter, spring, summer, or next fall.  When she picks up an unfinished project new ideas will spring up and those creative juices will flow again!!!  That is really what it is all about!!!