Liz has been steering this ship all alone for the past month or so. Seriously, when was the last time I posted?!
This past week, my kids were gone to camp with their grandparents, my husband had flown back to Korea to close up shop there, once and for all, and I was left alone with a few days all to myself. Although I imagined my time would be filled with sewing, I'll admit that not having my own sewing "stuff" has stopped me more than once from settling into any of the projects I had at one time imagined doing.
But since I was supposed to meet up with my grandma one evening for dinner, I decided I really wanted a new shirt to wear. Not finding anything that I really wanted to buy at any stores, I remembered that I had packed something in my suitcase from Korea:
This gorgeous steely grey bow, shirt adornment, all pre-made and pre-attached to a tulle backing, just sitting in it's quintessential Korean cellophane wrapping, waiting for my attention.
I found the shirt magically the day before. It was a tissue thin, elbow lengthed sleeve shirt at Target, waiting to be purchased for $7. It was the perfect color grey.
After maybe five minutes of sewing I had a new t-shirt to wear to dinner with my Grandma:
And to seal the deal, I believe I had three total strangers approach me on that day to tell me they liked my shirt. I liked it too. But it made me miss Korea. Just like when I walked into a local quilt store here in Springville, and looked at a bolt of fabric that I hadn't seen before. As I inspected the bolt to learn more about it, my eyes grabbed hold of the phrase, "Made in South Korea". I nearly burst into tears. I wanted to turn to someone and say, "I totally know what this means! I was just there." But there was no one there to tell it to.
I miss sewing. But I miss just about everything about my old life. Mostly because I haven't settled into my new life yet. I'm in transition. A new shirt makes me happier for a day. But I soon remember that that feeling of forgetting something, or wondering what I'm doing, or thinking I was about to say something, is really all just symptons of the transition.
I'll find my grove again. Please excuse me for a bit while I'm looking for it.
My shirt is cute though, isn't it?!