Welcome to 2015 – hope you had a good start. 🙂
Ooh, last entry (Edit: at The UFO Garage & Fabric Depot) back in August. 😳 High time to get going again.
The reason I neglected this blog was that I had a bout of cleaneritis followed by a serious infection with the cross stitch bug (which is still lasting). But a couple of days ago I picked up the sewing needle again.
In 2014 I completed 10 pieces in the UFO Lottery and a couple of other projects. Also, I was able to finish 15 items from my projects list at From The Boudoir.
What’s in store for 2015 at the UFO Garage & Fabric Depot? There are now 17 tops or panels from the UFO Lottery left to finish and another 6 on the assembly line. And I rediscovered some other things, like a bag of hexies that keeps popping up regularly. Some pieced squares, maybe to be turned into a cushion cover.
Above is a picture of the strips for Seams Crooked that have been on my design wall for quite a while now. I’ve already started to sew them together so I should have another finished panel soon. Wheels needs a batting and back plus some quilting. I think Stone Rose will be one of the next projects to make into a panel. I never got further than piecing a first sample wedge, but this one would be a perfect lunchtime break project. If I will find it under multiple layers of dust. Fiona’s Fall is giving me a bit of a headache as I haven’t decided yet if I really want to make the flower shapes like they were planned in the first place.
To get a little more organised I bought some small clear plastic containers at the DIY’s for all the things that are now kept in various bags and boxes. Some more will be needed, but all in good time. I want to see what I’ve got rather than forgetting what is inside the picturesque pile of multicoloured cardboard boxes. The plastic boxes were filled in no time yesterday. The amount of stuff I have hoarded is amazing. The good thing about it is I don’t have to buy anything new for a while – five or ten years, roughly estimated. Nothing but storage boxes, that is. 😉
For a little while I had been planning a trip up to Flensburg because of the quilt exhibition “… and went across the sea” by the MeerArt group at the maritime museum. As the exhibition is only running one more week, the time had come now. So I headed off Saturday morning. I’m ashamed I have to admit that I wasn’t able to get a train ticket from the vending machine so I had to buy one at the counter.
The train took me through Anglia, Swania and Wagria – where all the town names seem to end with -by or -up: Rieseby, Süderbrarup, Husby, Sörup – to Flensburg near the Danish border. I walked through the town center, from the shopping area to the harbour and to the Maritime Museum. Took some nice pictures.
I have added only a few detail photos of the quilts because of copyright. Alas, I wasn’t able to find a link to an English description of the exhibition.
(Edit: As this entry was imported from another blog, I had to rearrange the pictures. I chose gallery format – hover over the pictures to see the descriptions.)
Flensborg Avis – the Danish newspaper
Window at the station
Bärbel Lehrke – Titanic
Ingrid Struckmeyer – MARIE CELESTE
It’s always good to have a muse
Marjon Hoftijzer-Boer (?)
Rita Berghuis-Ensing – Aqua
Shack at the harbour
Ingrid Struckmeyer – Zu neuen Ufern (Towards new coasts)
A friendly seamonster
Shack at the harbour
For the last 30 years since 1981 I’ve been mainly sewing patchwork although I’ve tried a lot of other things as you can see on Jule’s Art Blog. But soon the time will come when my eyesight will be too bad for sewing in the previous fashion. Even a new pair of glasses won’t do the trick. So I’ll have to look for alternatives. Which is really a pity as I’ve got so much ideas left.
Which doesn’t mean I’ll give up sewing. My stash will last at least for another 15 years. I’m not giving that to someone else as it cost me quite an amount.
But as there are so many things left to try out, I’ll simply have to change my sewing style even if it’s hard. I bet my sewing machine will get a little more work to do in the future.
Of course, I’ll finish my UFOs. You can watch me doing so on this blog in the future.