the sound of stitching...
Today I snuck outside for a bit to do some stitching. About a week ago I was looking for something to embroider, now I've got a bunch of things that want to and need to get done. I can't wait to show you everything, but several items are for my upcoming shop update, so I'm keeping them a bit of a secret. The update, by the way, will be next week (I had hoped for this week, but things got busy...).
Anyway, as I sat on the patio stitching, I couldn't help but notice the sound of the floss passing through the fabric. What a lovely noise, especially when the cloth is pulled oh so tight in the embroidery hoop. It brings back memories from when I was little. My mom used to do candlewicking regularly. I vividly remember the sound of her bringing the thread through the muslin, and then the pop that occurred when each french knot was formed. It's almost comforting.
Have I talked about this before? I'm not sure...it seems familiar.
Tonight as I continued to work on the piece above, my dad heard the same sound and commented. I don't think he picked up on the audio memory that I had. But the other day just before I was trying not to use harsh words toward the serger, and it was working nicely, I heard my dad tell my mom how nice it is to hear a sewing machine going in the house.
By hand or machine, the sound of stitching is a pleasant one...
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, August 04, 2009