Monday, February 22, 2016

Sleep - 52 Weeks of Creativity

Sleep - who has time to sleep? Or let's say, it's not that I would not love to sleep, but as one hardly ever get's what one wants, I end up being rather productive right now.
 I joined in with a worldwide crowd with the Splendid Sampler Quilt - 100 6,5 inch blocks in a year.
46 parts? And that is block 2? What is ahead????
 That made the Fire Shawl MKAL seem simple in comparison.
 Beads - fiddly stuff makes me so happy right now!
 The blocks for a baby quilt are finished,
 now the connecting strips have to be sewn next,
I  have to be finished in May!
And a big spinning project is finished too - I spun coloured wool from an Advent Kalender exchange with grey  and am looking for a pattern (a hoody, I really would love to knit a really comfortable hoody!).
Sleep - would love too, but too much to do.....

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Something that makes me happy - 52 weeks of Creativity

I love beaches and having my feet in the water. Be it mountain lake or the sea - my soul finds peace.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Red - 52 Weeks of Creativity

Fire
  Red - a fitting theme for my recent MKAL (mystery knit along)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bitten by the Quiltingbug

For quite some time I have left quilting fall by the wayside, turning more to knitting, embroidery and lately spinning. A friend's struggle whether to join into a "block a day" group, which she decided against, but due to a joke I made (which obviously misfired) made her join another year long quiltproject, got me interested in quilts again and so I decided to join the same project.

The Splendid Sampler will start on Valentines Day 2016 and we will get two 6,5 inch blocks every week, ending up with 100 blocks in different techniques. Christmas and New Year will be time off.
Two blocks every week? Working full time? Painting, knitting, spinning, traveling, drawing, trying to eat healthier and aim for a 30 minute walk every day?
No problem. To quote Dr. Who: People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect, but actually, from a non-liniear, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbily wobbly timey wimey......stuff.
So, I'll take this big ball, let it wibble and wobble and hope I will not end up all "whiney"... All I have to to is decide which fabrics to use: the left over Dear Jane fabric (maybe I should finish all the boarder triangles first), the precious batics I hardly ever use (but with applique, that might not be such a good idea, as batic fabrics are quite hard to handsew) or the even more precious Northcot Silk "Stone" series I bough especially for the Baltimore Garden Quilt (a hummungous applique project, which I will probably not start before I win the lottery and can stop to work). Decissions, decissions....