February 3, 2011

Simply Sewing

Probably because I have no clue...
 Definitely because I have no expectations...

I am having fun playing with patterns and colors,
matching and mixing textiles to make something.

Like a toddler happily learning to walk,
I am learning the art of sewing.

And since, it is an art form to me,
I feel free to try,
to express,
to learn,
to do,
to make,
and to enjoy.

It is quite simply ~ a pleasure to sew.

And it is my 'simple pleasure' to share with you today.
The 'creation' pictured in this post is the first of four doll blankets I intend to make this year...one for each daughter and one for each niece.

To read what others are sharing for their simple pleasures in life, please visit Simple Pleasures

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  1. these are beautiful. I have no idea how to do this and always think...what a great gift to be able to do....

  2. Lovely color and pattern choices!

    I should try to make some doll blankets, too.

  3. Good for you! I'm enjoying sewing so much lately. It gives me pleasure when I can see the finished product. Love the quilt.

  4. I need to be like you and learn to sew now, too! That is a beautiful blanket!

  5. You have inspired me!
    Once-long ago- I sewed.
    I think it is time to re-visit that.
    Thank you so much for coming by my blog.

    I enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  6. Beautiful...and yes, such joy from creating with our hands! Thanks for sharing your simple pleasures...stopping by from simple pleasures!

  7. Love quilting!!! I think I am gonna drag out my stuff.. You have inspired me. Beautiful work!

  8. This is definitely a simple pleasure we share. Once the bug bites you're hooked for life. The quilt is adorable.

  9. such beautiful color patterns! They are wonderful, and will be much loved too, I'm sure!

  10. Dorie,

    What a beautiful doll quilt you have made! I'm glad that you are enjoying sewing. It's one of the things that I am still aspiring to learn myself.

    -Lady Rose

  11. It is beautiful...I so wish I had that talent!

  12. Your doll blankets are lovely. Your daughters and neices are sure to treasure them
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  13. Dorie,
    I have just started learning to quilt and I just love the colors and the patterns you have chosen for this doll's quilt. Thanks for your nice comments today.


  14. I laughed at "no clue" and smiled and nodded at "no expectations". I think you hit on the key to the pleasure. You just let yourself have the fun that it ought to be to do something creative.

    And look... it turned out beautifully! I have very little sewing skill. I admire those who do.

    I do believe you might be a natural.

  15. Love it! You're doing a great job on it!

  16. What lovely colours - they are going to be beautiful quilts!!
    And very special because you made them with love :-)
    bless you..Trish

  17. What a wonderful way to express creativity, play with colour, and enjoy the feeling of fabric in the hands, planning, cutting, and putting it back together into something totally new! Yes, quilting is such sweet simple pleasure indeed. [0= Thank you for sharing what you are creating.


  18. Lovely post. I'm not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, but what little sewing I do brings with it a warm feeling of ... well, it's hard to explain. It's comforting and nostalgic (brings back memories of my childhood), and all-in-all a unique simple pleasure.

    Your project is just charming.

  19. Dorie - these are beautiful and the colors are lovely. I'm sure your family will cherish them - as Trish said, they are sewn with love.



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