Saturday, 19 April 2014

Trouble....well maybe

I can't help myself! I've not been a good blogger over the past year or so although I continue to read many blogs whenever I get the chance.  I've done a bit of stitching - finished nothing, but continue to be inspired and enthralled when I see on the internet what everyone else is doing.

2013 was not a great year for me healthwise but I've taken control  in 2014 and I can only say I've never felt better.  To date I've lost 19kgs and life is good.  However I still have a problem - I can't help myself, I just love the look, the feel, the smell of patchwork fabrics, I love going to exhibitions and shows and talking to other patchworkers and I especially love visiting patchwork shops and the excitement I get when I'm purchasing fabrics for a project is beyond measure. 

So despite knowing that I have 37 projects currently under construction (when I foolishly counted them last year), these are my latest purchases -

From Quiltsmith - even my husband likes the tin - I suspect he knows me a bit too well.  I've yet to decide which project I'll store in it. This gorgeous Alexander Henry fabric (as well as a little more that I've already tucked away in the cupboard.)

 This collection is from Always Blooming by Susy Pilgrim Waters for P&B Textiles, purchased from Kim Bradley Creations at Castle Hill - well worth the trek to get there.  I have a quick quilt in mind for these to throw on my lounge chair where Scarlet the dog loves surveying her kingdom.  She also loves rubbing against quilts so I've decided to give in and make one just for her.

 For me no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Material Obsession and I wasn't disappointed this time.  It's not just the fabrics, there's always so many quilts to see that I'm a bit like a child in a candy shop.

Last photo is a project commenced in a workshop with Kim Bradley at home in Emerald a few weeks ago.  I loved preparing and stitching the applique but consider myself no artist so I had to be coaxed kicking and screaming to pick up the pastels and paints to add colour and definition to the design.  Dare I state the obvious that Kim knows what she is talking about and I love the result.  I'm planning to start quilting it shortly because I already know where the finished quilt will hang. Incidentally it was a great workshop and I'll be putting my hand up if ever I get the opportunity to attend a workshop with Kim in the future.

That's enough for now.

Cheers, Bev


1 comment:

  1. I ahve way to many projects on the go too but one day I will finish them............
    congrats on your weigh loss and road to feeling more healthy...........well done..............