I am working on a new handmade shirt. I'm not sure what to call it as it's longer than a top but shorter than a dress. I think this makes it a tunic. But I think a tunic conjures up a specific image and I'm not sure this fits that specific image. But, alas, I am making a new top. And I am loving these gray fabrics very much.
And I am also creating a binding bias tutorial to add to the tutorial section of this blog. Because a few of you have asked about making binding bias (or binding tape) and once a few of you have asked the same question then I know it's time to make that question into a post or a tutorial or something of the sort. So that is coming soon. Pinky swear.
And I am thinking about this quote I saw over on Pinterest. It said, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening." And I keep thinking about how this quote is really a metaphor for my own life. How we (I) get so busy in the daily grind of work, art, parenting, marriage, friends, domesticity, fill-in-the-blank, that we (I) forget to really take a step back and acknowledge the wonderful moments when they actualize. And that's not really the point of all our hard work now, is it? I don't think so.
It's a lifelong practice to really be present in the very moment when something is happening. I think, particularly, when something really wonderful is happening. Or something really dreadful is happening. So that's my own work for this week--to enjoy what is happening as it is happening and particularly the wonderful things.
And, well, to make this binding tutorial too.