Saturday, January 28, 2012

My workroom

This is the place where I spend a lot of time once I have finished preparing my classes and grading the papers of my students.

A room for myself where I can make my dreams come true! Creating by hand, with needles and threads what will be, I hope, family heirlooms.

As you can see, I have put the new pouch on my desk so I can see it while stitching. And I cannot resist to posting two more photos of it.

Thank you very much for your comments on my last post.

Until later,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A new pouch

Here is a new pouch to store my quilting stuff. It wasn't easy to make but I am very pleased with the result. I really love these taupe colors and the quilting on each side of the pouch adds to the charm as do every little detail : two different fabrics used as zipper gussets, the stitched colonial knots with an overdyed thread on the handle and the buttons added to the zipper.

The model is from Yoko Saito and was bought as a kit a long time ago. But I have changed the general shape slightly from the original to make it personal.

Don't you think it looks great in front of the Japanese fountain ?

I had promised I would show you finishes and there is one more to come! But as I am soon going to London for work, it will take a few weeks before it is completely finished. So you may see in-progress photos meanwhile.

Until later,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First finish for 2012

Just LOVE it !!!!!

And there are more finishes to come ;-)

Until later,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

second part

The second part is stitched and the cording is finished. I still have to do the backstitch around each design though! But not far to go before starting the finishing part ;-)

As this design will now be available only next October, that will be an early finish...

I wish you all a wonderful week,
Until later,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Seasonal stitching

My Christmas Stocking 2012. The Magic
By : L'Atelier Perdu de Nataliejo.
Fabric : 32ct Lambswool
Threads : recommended threads but 2 substitutions : GA Tropical Ocean and Maple Syrup

It is a real pleasure to stitch and especially when stitching it right now, during the holiday season. It is a quick stitch. The back is even quicker which means I will be able to finish this project very soon.

I received yesterday the latest issue (N°87) of Quiltmania. This issue is a must!!! Fantastic projects and reports and the most wonderful surprise included in it!!! A Mystery Quilt designed by Yoko Saito for 2012. I am thrilled :-)))

Moreover, Carol's editorial is really worth reading, especially if, like me, you spend too much time surfing the web and get frustrated because your projects do not progress as much as you'd like.
I have been thinking about this editorial since yesterday and I think I will now try to concentrate a bit more on having fun with my projects rather than spending hours on the web. How's that for 2012 ?

I may not write as often but I may post more about finished projects ;-)...

Hope springs eternal ;-) or as we say in French : "L'espoir fait vivre".

Until later,