Sewing is the necessary means to an end for me. I love the "in the head" construction, but do not love the time spent at the machine. So often the fabric is not your friend: the rayons that are shape-shifters, the silks that slither, the wools that bunch up- they can all make your sewing day laborious. My break is to whip up a jacket or vest in felt. It is a fabric which encourages creative shaping and it ALWAYS does what you tell it!