Thursday, 8 March 2018

Being a Mindful Woman

Wow, what a month to be a woman, and a quilting one at that! Not only do we have Mother's Day this weekend in the UK, International Woman's Day today, but it's also National Quilt Month in the US - what more reason do we need to take some time out from the busy and more often than not, stressful day-to-day and treat ourselves to some 'me-time'. 


I for one really struggle with this, even though I don't have kids and have a wonderful husband who cooks EVERY night (I know, so lucky) I use these as reasons to work on the business harder than I should. While we took the conscious decision not to have children, I often feel I need to find another way to make my mark on the world, which is why Sewmotion is so important to me.


I'm lucky enough to absolutely love my work - the idea of designing, sewing and then sharing online is my dream job come true! I also believe sewing is the best therapy in the world and I know without it I would be a complete mess (especially at the moment, peri-menopause is a bitch!) Which is why, as you may have noticed, many of my recent patterns and kits have involved hand sewing in an effort to make myself sit down quietly and be mindful of just one thing for a while. 

While I do have the added pressure of the sewing being work, with deadlines and consequent patterns/kits to make up, I still find so much enjoyment and satisfaction in what I make, and I think this feeling of achievement and mindfulness is something we all need more of in our lives, we all need to slow down a little, not always, just now and again, and enjoy the slow and creative side of life.


I do hope you wonderful mums out there have a wonderful Mother's Day and all you fantastic, amazing, awe-inspiring women treat yourselves to a little you-time this weekend.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, and Needle & Thread Thursday.



8 comments:

  1. Sitting down mindfully and being able to sew is a treat. Most women with young kids are unable to do so. Have a Happy Women's Day. Love everything you do. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks very much Preeti, believe me, it's not only women with kids who find it near impossible to be mindful, many of us have mad busy lives for lots of reasons. Hope you managed to find some me-time.

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  2. Your hand sewing projects are all very lovely. And well worth the effort of slowing down to enjoy the craft. Thanks for inspiring us all to show ourselves a little love this week!

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    1. Thanks very much Lorna, I hope you found a peaceful 10mins in between unpacking all those boxes and setting up your new home :)

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  3. Always such pretty projects! Enjoy your stitching!

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  4. Hello Louisa; I followed a link from My Quilt Infatuation to see your gorgeous hand work. Your post included two other fantastic photos of projects that show how dedicated you are to your stitching. I am just starting my journey of hand Needle Turn Applique and am definitely enjoying it. I also do hand embroidery and feel once I am confident in my hand applique that I will be able to combine the two. Thank you for sharing your post and your thoughts with us. I will now go and look around your blog. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Brenda, thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment, I know I'm not alone in this joy of hand sewing, we are the lucky ones I feel! As you can see I've combined needle turn applique with EPP which is so great as the edges are all 'turned' for me already :) I hope you enjoyed exploring my blog, and good luck with your hand sewing adventures.

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