Back in the UK, I found fabrics harder to find - and much more expensive. And that's got more so over the years. And dress shops for taller people opened, then the ordinary high street stores started to make longer lengths, so my interest in sewing waned.
My daughters both enjoyed dressmaking and machine embroidery in their teens, but they are in their 30s now, and my sewing machine has languished under the stairs ever since.
Then a few weeks ago I had to lift it out to do a repair, and remembered just how much I enjoy using it - yes, even for mending. And it made me think about how much stitching I'd seen in card making recently. So, I've been having a little play..... be kind to me, it's been a long time and I forgot that you need to drop the feed teeth to get a smooth curve, so the butterfly's "trail" is a bit jagged! Nevertheless, I think you'll be seeing a lot more stitching on my cards from now on.
I'm joining in with
Time Out challenges #2 - Home Sweet Home
Less is More week 166 - Turquoise
Addicted to Stamps and More #89 - CAS
CAS on Sunday #30 -stitched