Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Huswife


This weekend was a perfect weekend to work on this project. It was very cold outside and snowed almost the entire weekend, so we stayed by the fire, watched movies and tried to keep warm. This little piece of the past is called the huswife and the pattern is from Theresa of T Does Wool.


I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this project, from picking out the fabric, to hand stitching the pieces, to adding the scissors and the needle I used while sewing. It was such a peaceful project. It is hard for me to put it into words.


I love recreating these primitive type pieces from the past. Although you can use more modern fabric, I chose the primitive look.



I thought about the women and girls who had made them in the past and I thought about Theresa. Thanks for sharing the pattern with me, Theresa.


You have probably already been to her blog, but if you haven't you should check it out. You'll see what I mean about peaceful.

8 comments:

kim said...

This so great. Each one I see is really wonderful. There is something so comforting about linking to the past.

Stephanie said...

I bet the usefulness of that huswife will continue to bring you peace! I need one of those!

t does wool said...

oh,you have done a truly wonderful job!! such wonderful fabrics...it is fun isn't it!!

MadMad said...

Oh, yours came out great! (What a weekend, huh?)

a friend to knit with said...

such a wonderful project to remember your cold winter weekend!!!

Philigry said...

oh, love it. i also love your button collection.

amanda said...

This is so sweet! I've seen them over at Theresa's place too.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That is lovely! I totally understand what you mean about the connection to the past some of our craftings brings about.