Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Planning ....or Procrastinating?

Not much sewing  here lately, but I did finish this little decoration -

the photo is deceptive, it's only about 3 inches long.  Started in a class at The Quilters and Embroiderers Store in Brisbane when I went down for Melanie's uni  graduation. We both enrolled and I'm looking forward to seeing what she creates. The kit and pattern from Catherine Howell were part of the class fee and I'm planning to make several more using the various silk ribbons and threads I've collected over time.

On the patchwork front, I've just not had time to turn the machine on.  This is a sad state of affairs - because while I've not been sewing I have managed a bit of spending lately and these three books are the latest to join me (and I won't mention fabric) -
  1. Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, lovely book with lots of advice and great pictures and diagrams
  2. Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nuberg & Cheryl Arkison, lovely quick quilt ideas and I'm going to hit the stash soon
  3. Zakka Style compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  This last book is a different style for me, but while I was in Japan I brought home a collection of beautiful Echino prints that I've been looking for a project to use them with and this book delivers.
Sorry, I've given up trying to insert the photo - my computer is not playing the game. !@#$$%

Catch you later,

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