Monday, February 18, 2013
Zipped Pocket and Other Diversions
I started to stitch, thinking that I would only be a few minutes, an hour at the most. This was supposed to be a little project. Then I got a little side tracked with the embellishments. The pocket needed a little quilting to hold the layers together. Picking out some of the floral details with glowing pearle cotton seamed like a good idea.
I put a movie on to keep me company, Amelia to be precise. Two hours later, the details were picked and I was soaring above the clouds, disappearing off the radar, somewhere in the pacific. It left me feeling quite melancholic. I keep telling myself, the movie wasn't the best but somehow it was all strangely compelling.
A day later and the pocket is finished and lined. I have a habit of getting side tracked with the embellishments. Sometimes plain is good, but often I see just a little detail that could be changed to make it amazing. What was going to be a small task has expanded to fill the space I give it. At the end I don't think I would change a thing, but keep thinking I could have done so much more. I could have sewn two, if only I had left the embroidery and movie alone. I think my head is still in the clouds a little too.