All my Lovely Sewing Things

Saturday, February 19, 2011
My project called "All my Lovely Sewing Things" is in the current issue of Australian Homespun magazine.

I love it when a design comes together straight away with no fiddling around!  I must admit I usually only have a kernel of an idea when I start a project and then I just let it evolve from there.  For me to have something all planned out on graph paper before I start, is the exception rather than the rule, and then I'm likely to change things half way through anyway! 

The upside is that I have a great sense of freedom in my creativity; the downside is that sometimes there is some reverse sewing going on because something may not be "just right".  This project was one of those where you might say I had not only the kernel, but the husk as well when I started, and so it came together beautifully and I was happy with it straight off.  I just love being creative.  I think I'm like a caged lion when I can't get to my stitching!

Homespun also did a profile on me to accompany the project, so I was very happy about that!

Meanwhile, my husband is in the very last, final, concluding, ultimate, ending stage of his text book going off for publication. This is a rework of his doctoral thesis that has been going on for more than two years. You can see that I am going to be super happy to see the end of it!  I've spent a couple of weeks helping him edit it.  It has to be totally pedantic, with commas, full stops, quotations, brackets etc. in exactly the right place. The process is heaps worse than writing up a pattern!  My mind is in a fog after concentrating so hard and the caged lion is roaring to get out!  Hopefully, only a few days more ....

I'm not good at concentrating at night, so that's been the time to get some more fete items stitched:

A batch of cupcakes

a needlecase or two

and a keyring. 

I hope to get some more keyrings finished this week and I would love to make some quick and easy bags.  One of the magazines is after some fete ideas, so I really should put my mind to designing something suitable ... once we get rid of this book! 

Happy stitching!