It’s funny how things don’t always work out quite the way you’ve planned. More than a month ago, when I decided to take out an ad in Quilting Arts magazine, I thought I’d have plenty of time to pull a few introductory pdf patterns together. After all, the ideas have been brewing inside my brain for quite some time. I just had to pluck them out and put them on digital paper. Alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Illustration opportunities, a few family crises and other unplanned activities conspired to keep me away from Missy Stitches. I even lost the first draft of this posting in an unexplained power outage. For a while, it seemed the universe was against this little endeavor.
Still, all the stops and starts and stolen moments have allowed me to think things through. Recent experiences have reinforced my commitment to focus on recycling and re-purposing materials. Not only is going green a great way to save money, finding new ways to use what you already have on hand can be fun, and is essential for the earth. My belief that creating things can be healing is stronger than ever. Whether I’m stitching or painting or planting seeds for the future, I feel better when I’m making things.
So, if you came to this site expecting to find projects, patterns and techniques for repurposed fabric, rest assured that they are in the works and on the way! Let me know if you’d like to be notified when the first batch arrives. I’d love to hear from you.