New PillowsSometimes when I feel like I’m stuck without inspiration, I do what I like to think of as therapy sewing. I just start cutting fabric and sewing it back together–or I play with my scraps, sewing them into small compositions. It often helps me get back on track. Sometimes these excursions turn into something fun, like the pillows at right. I just started out cutting and sewing wonky log cabin squares and they turned into these happy pillows.

These pillows, plus two others, are available for sale at The Artisans shop in McLean at the Langley Shopping Center, 1368 Chain Bridge Road. It’s a fun shop with lots of great handcrafted items for gifts or a treat for yourself!