2013 Sewing Project: 1883 Bustle Gown Ensemble
Well, while many things have changed recently for me and my family, sewing has remained my one constant. I craved the comfort and familiarity of the efforts of sewing. How my first sewing project of 2013 created a sense of normalcy in a world that had greatly shifted, I will never forget. The touching of the fabric, knowing what it could become with careful efforts. The slowness of time to get something exactly correct. That tiny sense of accomplishment in the perfectly sewn rolled hem. These small measures brought peace and solace to my troubled heart and mind. Where with my own two hands and creative spirit, I would create something tangible of beauty where none had existed prior. Such is the love of sewing that it can heal a heart.