Thursday, July 25, 2013

My New Passion

I have discovered the joy of embroidery again.
It is my new passion.
This summer has just been a lovely one with simple days of staying at home and playing pretend, which is not only great for my boy but it makes my mind come up with all sorts of things to make for our days of pretend play.
Using all things I already have, no money spent which is a good thing now.
So as I make things for him, I jot down the ideas I work on at night for myself.

I started with vintage hankies and  haven't stopped.  I am in love with how they are turning out.  So many possibilities and this is why I had a stack of vintage hankies sitting and waiting. :) 

I also have a stack of vintage slips and aprons waiting to get stitched

 This is such a great take along, as we sit in therapy waiting for the boy I can ease my nerves by embroidering.  I watch my husband as he fidgets and say "you really need to get a hobby for when you wait"  It makes the time pass so much easier and faster.

I have so many ideas flowing through my head.
Thanks to a special someone out there in blogland that felt my frustration of not finding embroidery hoops and they magically appeared in my mailbox.
I can't thank you enough for keeping my imagination going and supplying me with them  I started on some dream catchers but they will be a bit different than all the others I have seen out there.  You will just have to stay tuned. ;)

I also have to say that I am thrilled that I have heard from moms and grandparents of newly diagnosed Autistic children.  It makes me so happy to be able to reach out and help others.  Telling our story so as to comfort others and let them know you are not alone.  It took me a long time to talk about it all and now that I have shared it is helping others share.  This is one of those things that you can't do on your own, it takes a village of help and support around you.  Something we are just now getting after a year of searching.
So I am hoping that others don't have to wait as long as we did.  There is hope and the earlier help is given to the child the better,  they will have a better chance of coming out of the haze and live life.  As Temple Grandin says "Different Not LESS"


Gail Thayer said...

Nice! Can't wait to see your creative dreamcatchers....I love them too!
And I agree about helping others, it really makes you feel more connected and good about's good to reach out. It absolutely DOES take a village, always has......

Anonymous said...

beautiful new hobby, the hankies are lovely and the stack of aprons and vintage slips makes me swoon! I thank you again again but I can't help it , you have already made a difference in our families lives, you really have, so from Lyndsy ,Gracie Jean, Garry and myself (Laurie) thank you so much, you are a wonder!

Julie said...

Oh I adore what you are creating lately Amy - & embroidery is such a great portable craft that you can take along with you. Yes Rudy needs to find something to occuppy his waiting time too :-) I adore your vintage hankies & the slips.
I am so heartened to hear you are having contact from lots of others in your position - I think voicing these things is such a positive step & helping each other along the way. Yes it truely does take a village ... I agree. Hugs x0x