As much as I love my sewing machine(s), these days I really enjoy the convenience and satisfaction of handwork - so relaxing and satisfying.
|Mitsu ume (three plum blossoms)|
One day last week I found myself spending hours and hours in an airport...
|Tomoe ume (comma-style plum blossom)|
... glad that I had prepared some Sashiko handwork!
|tsuki ni kumo (moon)|
|yukimochi sasa (bamboo with snowflake)|
I stitched these sashiko designs on 10" squares of indigo, which I will trim down to make 9" finished quilt squares eventually... perhaps for a sampler.
What about you? Which do you prefer this winter (or summer!) - handwork or machine work?