Monday, August 23, 2010

What Inspires You...

What is it that makes you sew, stitch, hook or punch?
What makes you create?
Is it books, old magazines, tv or just the "need" to to do?
For me...I get my inspiration from...don't laugh...
from the old Little House on the Prairie re-runs.
I really like that period.
Lee gets his inspiration for furniture from watching Bonanza..go figure!
However, we both will grab the old issues of Country Living. These are the
really old issues...ya know when it was more than just hanging a picture
of a cow on a wall and calling that country/primitive.
I find myself pouring over Jill Peterson's and Judy Condon's books also.
Is it the season that inspires you? We all know how much fun it is to start the
decorating season!! For me that runs from Sept-Dec. I love the old corn
stalks, pumpkins, mums and witches! And then we run into Christmas!
Do you create from a pattern or from you heart? I do a little of each. For me it's
a lot easier with a pattern...remember I can't draw!!
I was just wondering what it is that makes you create what you do?
Have a blessed day...and keep creating.


  1. Good morning Robin. Yup, I think creating is either in your blood or it isn't. I don't know what I would do if I could sew, stitch, paint or whatever else the mood brings. I don't use patterns and I get my inspiration in all different places - sometimes just walking down the street. It was so much fun to spend time with my old sewing buddy, we got about 17 things sewn up while in Ohio and now I just have to finish them. That will be my day today and tomorrow! Have a good one, Dawn

  2. I think I'm most inspired by Nature. When I'm thinking of a new project, it usually involves the seasons, trees, flowers, etc. I guess that's not surprising since gardening has always been a big part of my life.

  3. my surroundings here at the farm, sights, sounds, smells and the changing seasons inspire me...but mostly, Friends like you are my biggest inspiration!!