Fall began yesterday afternoon. Already.
I’m looking forward to cooler days, and praying for a bit of much needed rain.
Although September is National Sewing Month, something I’ve “celebrated” in years past with a daily blog article, this year caught me off guard!
I found their theme: “Sew for the Beauty of it” perplexing!
I don’t decide the theme. In partnership with the American Sewing Guild, National Sewing Month is presented by the Sewing & Craft Alliance. They make the decision of what to focus upon.
Back in the summer, I discovered the theme for 2017. It was then I began to ponder, gather, and prepare what I wanted to share throughout September. I love celebrating the act of sewing!
I found the prior years easy:
2012 – Sew for the Fun of it
2013 – Sew for the Skill of it
2014 – Sew for the Creativity of it
2015 – Sew for the Charity of it
2016 – Sew for the Experience of it
However, this year’s theme “Sew for the Beauty of it” was certainly thought provoking! It’s not easy!
I reached out to family and friends on Lanetta’s Creations Facebook page and a couple of groups, asking what “Sew for the Beauty of it” meant to them…
Some feedback I received:
Beauty of the craft, history, art, further generations, love, most is beauty of giving and making. And beauty of the heart that’s put into it.
The beauty of the end result but also the beauty of the process that results in that end result. And can't forget the beauty of the souls who make crafts and share their art with others!
One way it would have meaning to me is: The sewn project provides a visual time of pleasure in looking at the final result. During the sewing of an item… the touching of the fabric and putting the seams together brings satisfaction in the completion of an item.
It would encourage me to sew for the sheer pleasure or beauty of the experience and for the pleasure of the finished project.
“Sew for the Beauty of it.”
What does that phrase mean to you?
How would/do you sew for the beauty of it?
Bottom line, it’s subjective. It is what one brings to the table…
Most unusual for me, I’ve not had the motivation to sew but one time so far this month. That was when my sweet Momma came to visit. She was a huge help organizing a couple of tubs filled with fabric.
I got the 11th and final drawstring backpack done and all mailed out for the kids at Marty Indian School in South Dakota.
Too much going on to focus, even for the beauty of it.