Monday, July 16, 2012

Samplers and Solitude

I've been feeling a bit anti-social this past week.  I'm not depressed or grouchy in any way.  At least I don't think I am.  There are just days when I prefer to be alone and pretend the world outside my own little bubble simply doesn't exist.  I find comfort in silence and solitude, which I have to admit is hard to come by with four children.  So in the time while my two oldest children are visiting family in NY and before my in-laws visit here I am taking advantage of the peaceful opportunities.

I have been busy designing and stitching, picking fabrics, linens, and threads.  Even if I can find quiet moments to escape from the distractions of the world around me my own mind can more than compensate.  There are so many ideas swirling about my head I can find it difficult to focus on just one . . . in that I know I'm now alone :)

While playing working with my fabric stash I happened across a bundle I must have made awhile ago, and for what purpose I can't know possibly remember.

I must have liked it once, then discarded it for whatever reason, but have now fallen in love with it again and it has become the inspiration for the color choices for a particular sampler that before now I had been stumped on.

I adore the color combination of yellow and brown and looking about my living room I can see it has manifested itself in areas other than my crafting.   Let's just say this sampler will fit quite nicely in the room.  I will confess I have already begun stitching and will share a photo in a day or so.  Until then, wishing everyone a few moments of peace and quiet in their day.


Jennie Lynn


~*Sharee*~ said...

Beautiful material; can't wait to see what you do with it hun; and I also love the yellow/brown combo..

Have a great quiet day; I plan on stitching today also..

Hugs, Shar

Barb said...

Your color choices are lovely. I look forward to seeing the sampler.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Enjoy your quiet time and have fun creating!
I too like yellow and browns ~ looking forward to seeing what your working on!
Prim Blessings

Penny said...

I agree... I sometimes just need some quiet time. It restores the soul!
Love your fabric grouping and the colors for your sampler... can't wait to see it!

And This Little Pig said...

Know the anti-social feeling, blame it on the weather, too hot or too cold, there is nothing with alone time. Your stash fabric is beautiful, and yellow and brown can look so stunning together. Look forward to see what you are working on.

LiBBiE in Oz

eszter said...

beautiful colors!!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Can't wait to see your creation!!