Thursday, March 29, 2007

rain

Today it is raining. And raining. And raining.

I have a bad case of cabin-fever, which I think is due to it seeming like it is 5pm all day. My work day has been very very slow and I have been figity. It is one of those days where staying at home is very inviting. In that repect, I am very much looking forward to going home (and that means braving the rain- I take the bus- and hoping that my umbrella survives the journey) and sitting down to work on my embroidery.
I have moved onto the next stage- Miss E herself, who is holding some balloons, wearing an auntie dress with 'funky girl' tights (spotty). Sounds simple in concept, but has been a bit of a nightmare- I have changed the eyecolour back and forth about 4 times! (at the moment it is bright aqua). I'm also starting to think ahead to the cushion it will be turned into- I'm thinking of a cream or tea-stained felt background, trimmed with a border of Liberty fabric scalloped edges...

And while I'm in a crafty mood I'm getting quite inspired about perhaps making myself a patchwork quilt- nothing fancy like you see in magazines, just small squares of lovely fabrics stitched together. I don't know much about quilting- I don't have quilters in my family, so it will be all about learning. I am particularly inspired by the lovely Chocolate Box Quilt on yarnstorm... However this quilt idea would be a long term plan- so for now I will hoard fabric and dream...


Oh look! The rain has gone and the sun has (kind of) come out...

2 comments:

annalaura said...

I've been looking at my box of fabric scraps thinking how a quilt would be great to make, but I also have no idea, other than "stitch squares together". Looking at the quilting section at my local fabric store and all the bits and bobs you can buy makes me thinking that it is a much more complicated affair!

Anna said...

I think that there is a whole spooky parallel world of quilting out there. Did you know that you can buy these long armed sewing machines for quilting???! I didnt until I looked at a quilting magazine at my old work.. Somehow a handsewing needle and thread is more my style. Whats cool is hat my sister wants to make a quilt with me (or at the same time mroe like).