Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Normal service is resumed...
After that big Stitch Gathering announcement in my last post I did a quilt show, got ill, did a show at the SECC and taught loads of classes in between - phew!
I do manage to pack a lot in but the last few weeks have been too much even for me.
I have one more small event in Edinburgh this Saturday (the first Edinburgh Yarnfest!) and then I can settle down to a more sustainable life again. And start really planning our Retreat this August!
We have had a fabulous response to the launch and have now announced our 5 teachers! Read more about them here.
We are planning to release the tickets next week.
Back in January I got a load of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee in to the shop. I really love this line and wanted to make something for the shop to show it off.
So I decided to design a new EPP pattern and make a big cushion. You can see my initial sketch above and my attempts to bring it to life. I tried to make the scale a bit bigger than my usual EPP designs.
But it's just not doing it for me. I think I made the scale just too big.
Maybe I should have kept going but my crafting time is so short that I've given up for now and started a new Chicopee project.
I'm using the Essex linen in Natural (again!) for the background, it's a bit heavy (so a thimble is mandatory as I am hand sewing this bit!) but it was the only thing that I thought worked with the Chicopee. Much as I love this line it is quite hard to match it to other fabrics.
And yesterday I actually managed to finish something!
I've finally finished Felix's Christmas present jumper!! This is the first (and possibly the only...) item from my FAL list that I have actually finished.
At my stand at the recent quilt show a number of ladies came up to tell me that they enjoyed reading my blog (thank you!) and that my son was very handsome. So here he is again especially for you!
I just wish I could have got him to brush his hair first!!