Today I was in my happy place. Besides photography, designing and sewing brings me utter joy.
I grew up with the cadence of a Singer sewing machine as the background music of most of my days. My Mom was an amazing seamstress. I spent many hours looking over her shoulder, absorbing her knowledge and most likely driving her nuts with an ongoing dialogue. When I sew now, I can almost feel her hands guiding mine as I work. I can sense her laughing at me, as my kids stand and deliver and ongoing, one-sided conversation.
I will be spending many hours in my sewing room this spring designing and sewing costumes for our spring ballet. I hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew... but I am looking forward to the challenge.