i was reminded yesterday that i’m not very talented with arts and crafts. don’t get me wrong, i can be crafty when i really want to be. i’ve built scrapbooks, covered and decorated lampshades, repainted and distressed furniture, made collages, and created some pretty great bulletin boards at school. however, i don’t really have a talent for it. and sometimes i don’t even enjoy it.
my mother, on the other hand, is extremely crafty. for as long as i can remember, she has been making all sorts of things for the home and her daughters. i just didn’t inherit it her skills. she finished this quilt for me yesterday. just about every year, i get a new quilt from her. she lets me choose the style and fabrics and works with me to design it.
i did try quilting a few summers ago. my aunt let me borrow one of her extra sewing machines and i learned some things off the internet and books. and let me tell you… it is freaking hard! it’s so precise all the time. i just don’t have the patience for it. i would spend hours bent over a sewing machine and ironing board until i threw whatever was in my hands across the room and scream. at the end of the day, i just didn’t enjoy it enough to continue it.
however, i am interested in it still. i appreciate the craft. i know how much work goes into it. i’m actually going to do some crafts this weekend. i am inspired by my new quilt to update some things around my home.