Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012
Und plötzlich.... / And suddenly...
Everyday life was so busy for the last two months (well, there was a short holiday too) that I almost didn't have time to sew and blog. In this period I got a lovely gift from a sewing friend. It was a pattern for Sashiko stitchery. Although I've great problems with my fingers to do this kind of needlework, I had a go. And suddenly it was here...the faszination for these stitched lines. I love simple and geometric forms which match perfect with our home.
In the meantime I bought two books in order to get familiar with this traditional Japanese embroidery. If I do not stitch more than an hour a day, the pain in my fingers is sufferable.
During the last two months, my sewing machine, however, met me from time to time ;-) ! Many heart pillows have been made for breast cancer patients and were brought to hospital and furthermore a few simple babyquilt tops are now waiting as new UFOs.
I also made some little toiletry bags with coated fabrics for the inner and outer part. This wasn't so easy as I first thought. The stitches varied in length and sometimes the fabric sticked to the machine or slipped away. I still have to practice and make another go as I like to have this kind of toiletry bag which is wipeable everywhere.
Das aktuelle Projekt, vor zwei oder drei Jahren mal angefangen, nimmt langsam Formen an. Etliche Blumenblocks (Tulpen?) sind entstanden. Weitere müssen aber noch genäht werden. Aber es eilt nicht, denn ich habe im Sinn diesen Quilt dann einer Freundin zum runden Geburtstag zu schenken und der ist erst in zwei Jahren ;-) !
The actual project - it has been started about two years ago - is slowly growing. Several blocks with flowers (tulips?) were made but there are still a lot of them missing. Luckily I do not have to hurry as I'm intending to give the finished quilt to a friend for a special birthday..but this will be in two years only ;-) !
Eingestellt von Barbara