In the busyness of life, sometimes I like to slow down and pull out some handwork.  I like to sit and hand sew, it’s soothing to me.  I can be in the same room as the rest of the family watching a movie and still be accomplishing something, or take it with me to the beach on a nice day with a friend, as Pam and I did on a nice summer day.  I have an English paper piecing project that I have been working on for years.  I tend to go in streaks, pull it out and work on it, then it gets tucked away, sometimes for months.  I pulled it out again recently and made a few flowers.  I don’t know how big this quilt will eventually get, I just like working on it and finding new fabrics to make flowers out of.  The paper shapes I use are from a web site called paperpieces.com. They carry all different shapes and sizes of heavy duty paper to use in your projects.  They have tutorials, books, patterns and notions you need for making a project.  It a one stop English paper piecing store.  I’m just glad I don’t have to cut all the hexagons myself!


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