a mindful thing

I’ve been kind of following (in the loosest sort of use of that word) the WordPress Daily Prompts. This one is about just sitting down and writing for 10 minutes non-stop. Well, I think I can do that, but it all comes out in a gobbledygook sort of mess and lands at my fingertips, ready for cleaning up and redressing. Or is that re-dressing? Sometimes the English language gets in the way of what I want to say.

So here I sit, thinking about what I want to write. Not many thoughts worth hanging onto long enough to write down. I had one thought that just came in and spooked all the others away and took over my mind. I was SO HAPPY to receive a package in the mail this week, from a gal whose blog I follow, called CurlsnSkirls. She shared some patterns with me. I have GOT to try one of those jackets! She also sent me a lovely crocheted heart. I put the heart with the pincushion (it’s actually a Christmas tree ornament) she’d sent me before. I use that little boot ornament to hold my hand-sewing needles, and now it has a heart! Thank you so much, del, for thinking of me!!

Guess what else I was thinking? I’ll tell you anyway. I was thinking about the other day when talking to a friend. She was relating a story about her grandkids. One of the littles, age 4, asked her mom why Grandma always called her pants ‘britches.’ Mom explained that it was a generation gap. Oldest son, age 7, piped up, “What’s a generation app? Should we download it?”

Well, time’s up. It’s been 10 minutes and I guess I don’t have fast thoughts. Only two had time to develop in my mind and I’m OK with that. It gives me time to get photos to go along with the thoughts (well, at least the one I have photos to accompany!), and time to fix all my typos that I really don’t want to show you. What I DO want to show you are these great patterns and the heart. I just love this blogging community!!!!

I cannot WAIT to try that pocket pattern!

I cannot WAIT to try that pocket pattern!

 

I have both denim and leather to try this on...which one, which one???

I have both denim and leather to try this on…which one, which one???

what a lovely heart - makes me feel loved just to look at it

what a lovely heart – makes me feel loved just to look at it

these two go together like a bird and a feather

these two go together like a bird and a feather

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6 thoughts on “a mindful thing

  1. I’m so glad you’re pleased with those patterns! I’ve had them for a few years, gotten them out, thought about making a piece or two, and put them back. Unused. Didn’t even open that purse pattern. Last week it just came to me: I know who might like that purse pattern! And maybe a couple of others as well… Thanks so much for your kind words & lovely photos. Do let us know when you use that pocket pattern. It’s the easiest I’ve come across, and love to share it. Happy sewing! And Happy Hallowe’en!
    xx del

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    • Oh, I can’t wait (well, maybe I’ll have to!) to use that pocket pattern – soon as we get back from our mini-vacation. I think I’m going to tear into the one skirt I made awhile back and add pockets. And I think I’ll make view C of that purse from leather and see how it looks.

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      • See – that’s why I knew you’d enjoy the pattern! I dream when I think I’ll make a small project such as a purse. Small objects & I have never been friends. I’d much rather spend that time running up a dress, blouse, or skirt… even pants.
        🙂

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