Sunday, September 09, 2007

Another week..

Yup, another week has passed, and sadly (or, well, yes, maybe) most of my time and energy has been spent on my " I actually get paid for this"-job then on the things I'd like to do (like sewing and playing WoW, watching moves - and cleaning my warderobe - well, I've atleast _started_ on the last one, but it needs some more attention I guess..).

Anyway, I took a trip up to Kathrine's Quiltestue last Saturday, and came out with a couple of patterns (ofcourse..). I didn't know that Bareroots had come with mini-patterns! Cute! :D Two of them had to come with me home.. I'm thinkin Christmas presents.. maybe.. hmm..

And I found a new (I think) appliqué pattern, also by Bareroots, I just had to have. It's been a while since I've been doing any appliqué now, so I'm looking forward to making parts of this pattern. Isn't it cute?

Well, I returned yesterday - was only supposed to buy some silk thread, but these three fabrics just called my name. ;) You know the feeling, I bet. I don't know why, but they just really kinda felt like "me", and even though I'm not _quite_ sure what to use them for right now, I think that answer will come soon enough.

On Friday I got the silk threads for the second stitchery BOM from Jordbærstedet too - the pattern/print and the fabrics arrived on Tuesday, sent by my mother who'd picked them up when she was in Trondheim last weekend. I'm not going to show you the pattern/print just yet, I'm thinking of finishing my idea first - and then showing you the result. :)

I've been working on a small Tilda-stitchery too lately. This one is in need of some borders, but until I find the "perfect" fabric, it'll have to wait. :) But it turned out pretty good.

I've finished (I think - I'm considering the need for more quilting atm, but not quite sure yet) the table runner I bought in the States this summer, with the wool appliqué. It turned out nicely, I think, and I'm sure this is a keeper.

Also, 11 months (almost to the date) after starting, this "little" piece of work is finally done! It's the Bareroots wallhanging "What color is spring?" - a mix of both patchwork and stitchery. I just love it! But I think it's going to be a while until (or if) I make another one.. Lots and lots of work.. Martin (dearest BF) is being kind and holding it up for me (so that I won't have to risk my health and balancing on a chair in order to get a good picture). Now it only needs a good and available wallspace, wherever that might be.. but, this one is also a "keeper". Definitly. The 11 months speak for themselves..

Oh, why are the weeks so long (or the days at work so long and the nights at home so short) and the weekends so short? I feel like I'm never able to do or finish all the things I want to.. :/


Laila said...

What great buyings you manage to pick up at Katrines. :-)
I love your new tablerunner and all your stitcheries.
Yes you have to keep some of your works. :-)
Just one thing....why do you think you will have time to make whatever you want...I never do...
Big hug

May Britt said...

You soon get the black belt in shopping like your mother :) Love those new patterns you bought.
I tell you one thing, even if you are home all day like me now you get nothing done. I'm desperate wanting to sew now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

Hello. I know the feeling. My work takes up a lot of my time as well. If I include travelling time I'm away from home about 11 hours a day :( The evenings are short and the weekends fly by. I try to manage and every now and then I take a day off, like coming Wednesday. I've got a sewing machine workshop planned, to learning quilting with a machine :). Love the patterns you bought. Enjoy making them!

Sølvi said...

Den bareroots-firkanten din var jo bare helt nydelig da - fint arbeid du gjør.
Og det barerootsmønsteret med applikasjoner - ja det er jo ett sånt bare må ha det mønste r- så jeg har i hvert fall to - så fint syntes jeg det var både første og ander gangen jeg så detpå jordbærstedet. Og siden hukommelsen er så som så - ja da går det av og til sånn.

Sølvi said...

Så fin den "LOVE-IS" quilten din ble (så den på jakobs-quilt.) datra mi kjøpte midtblokka på lille stasjon i sommer, og er nå ferdig med den - tror hun skal lage seg en pute.