Sunday, May 29, 2016

More selvedges!

A while back I posted about selvedges and what could be done with them.  I have come to realize that some things take time (duh).  Going along the sewing pathway I pick one, then another.  They are in a big bag.  Waiting.  Waiting patiently for their turn to be added.  To be a part.  Of something bigger.   Many are new and have a place to belong.  For now.  As these pieces are to be added to each other.

I have completed some potions by color coordinating the fabrics while attempting to make those parts random.

The selvedges are coming together very nicely.  I think this cloth is going to make a very nice and hopefully sturdy quilt top.  I can't wait to see it completed.  It's a great record of the stash of fabric that I have curated.

Still there is a way to go before it us completed.

In the meantime I have been using up some others fabric pieces of odds and ends to make larger pieces of cloth.  I may turn them into art cloths for my own keeping, we'll see.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Creators create, we can't help it.

We are already into March, time goes. Faster and faster it would seem.  My New Years resolution so far has been somewhat successful.  I only told one person about it - DH.   Now I will share - my sewing area is so crowded with ???  That I feel the NEED to organize, clear, make room.  This is being done, only at a snail's pace.  Progress is being made though and is only part of the story ... I have imposed upon myself NOT to purchase any supplies or fabric until the job is done, YIKES!  So far this year I have not purchased one fat quarter, no thread, not a single needle!  I am starting to feel some withdrawal.  How do I combat this, you ask?  I head into my sewing area and start by picking out what I want to accomplish in there.  I feel much better afterwards in a couple of different ways, one this or that item(s) has a place to live or gets to "move" out, so to speak. Second I have not added to the stash,  third is that I get to discover UFOs or WIPs (of which there are a few), fourth the satisfaction that soon I can get in there and start creating again - not that I have been stagnant.  Creators create always, we can't help it.  I have been doing some hand sewing and stitching and working in my small sketch book.  Already have some ideas that I will transfer to fabric starting small increasing to a larger piece.  More on that in a future post.  

How are all of you doing on your New Years resolutions?


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