I was getting ready to write today’s post (it was going to be about how I didn’t sew this weekend) when I started to think about the things I*did* do this weekend; mended some stuff, restyled a shirt so I’d actually wear it, hemmed a pair of pants and spun some lovely wool.
Of the 4 main things (besides laundry, grocery shopping and dishes..ick) I got done this weekend 3 of them included a needle and thread so why don’t I, at first "glance", consider that sewing?
An interesting question that made me think.
Is it because I think of sewing as a creative process? Possibly. Sewing has always been one of my creative outlets and I love that sense of accomplishment I get when I have taken a pile of papers, materials, and threads and turned them into something else. Within that narrow definition then what I did this weekend would not qualify as sewing. But then, if not sewing….what? The major components of sewing were all there; scissors, needles, thread, a plan.
Perhaps it’s that there is a difference between “Sewing” and just “sewing” to me and “Sewing” involves some creative process to me.
Something to think about. ;-)