Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sewing has been rather frustrating lately. I think I would be much better at sewing if I would do it more often ... but in order for that to happen I would have to have more time to do it. Which I don't! Unfortunately little man does not sleep alone! It's getting better slowly but I usually need to stay close by when he's asleep. He seems to have some kind of radar which tells him when I leave the room ... and then he wakes up .. Also obviously I can not run a sewing machine right next to him while he is sleeping! And when he is awake he plays all by himself only very little. This has been better in the past but at the moment he is teething ... oh well. So I can only sew when hubby plays with him ... and that is not too often - somebody's gotta work after all ;-). And when it happens I usually want to finish as much as possible and work much too fast which leads to mistakes ... even more frustration. Anyway, I guess that is all pretty normal but sometimes it frustrates me. Especially when I read blogposts by people that also have a baby and get so much done ... It kinda gets me down sometimes.
So yesterday I was kinda bumped. After FINALLY finishing that tiny project of a neckerchief that I wanted to make for little bear - and on the way messing up my first applique ever! - and trying it on I realized that it is rather small! :-(
So it took me about a week to sew a stupid triangle! Here you can see it ... front and back ...
I tried appliquing for the first time - good. But the "K" is ... well, not pretty to say the least. I am very happy about the heart though. And now that it is finished it is rather small and when tied on the applique is hardly visible cause THIS one is too big! BIG SIGH!
I guess if I would have time like I used to before I had kids I would be like "Oh well, I learned ... and I'm just gonna try again ..." and get on with it. But now that I usually have to wait to be able to work on something and have had time to mull it over in my head so many times before it actually is finished I also want it to turn out nice! I don't want to work on something for a whole week just to figure out that it was a failure. :-( Even if it is just a stupid triangle! Or especially if it is just a stupid triangle.
Okay, enough whining. But no sewing for today. I've had it with sewing. At least for this weekend! Will try some no-sewing crafting which hopefully is more rewarding to recover from sewing disillusion!
P.S. Just in case that this was not too clear in my post - I DO LOVE my kids! :-)