So you can probably tell from the title of this post, I've been wondering what to do with this blog.
The short answer is I'm not sure.
The slightly longer answer - Well life is busy...no busier than anyone else's but right now I think I'd rather spend my spare time sewing rather than blogging.
I am not sure about Caroline - we haven't discussed it recently, but for now I know she is happy to take a blogging break. Let's wait and see what the future holds.
So the next question is why I am I here??
Well, I have been having fun participating in some sewing activities and thought I would document my progress, really for myself. But if you wanted to check out any of the stuff I have been involved in, please do. I know I am going to learn lots of fantastic stuff and maybe you want to too?
Firstly I am participating in the Tiramisu Sew Along
I feel like Steph (who is the creative genius behind Cake Patterns
and the blog Three Hours Past the Edge of the World
) is in my living room as I cut and sew, offering me tips and tricks to help me make a perfectly fitted knit dress. This is a really interesting pattern. Steph has thought about sizing in a different but useful way. You determine your bodice size by your high bust measurement. Each front bodice piece then has sizes A,B,C or D based on your full bust measurement. There are also several check points in the construction where you can try your dress on for size and adjust as needed. It is very nifty indeed! I am running a little behind and wont get to catch up until next week because I am currently in Melbourne on holidays.Unfortunately, I couldn't get any striped fabric to play around with so settled on some navy knit with striped neck and arm binding. I may even use the same stripes to finish the skirt hem.
I am very excited about the potential of this dress.I have also enrolled in the Handstiched Course by Rachel of Stitched in Color
Classes start on Monday and I am so excited. I fell in love with Rachel's Modern Medallion quilt
when I saw it on her blog. And when I saw this one
for real at a Modern Quilt Guild Meeting I knew I had to enrol. I hope to make some of the other projects in this course that covers reverse applique, applique, embroidery, English paper piecing and hand quilting but since I enrolled, all my head space has been directed at the Medallion quilt. I have created a Pinterest Board
with my inspiration and fabric selections so far.And I'll also be watching my post box next week. Rob organised a subscription to a monthly series of embroidery samplers
for my Christmas gift. How did he know????
How exciting to have a new embroidery project delivered to my door every month!!!
One thing I have missed about not blogging regularly is taking the time to edit and upload photos of my children. So again this is for me!!!
My gorgeous kids:
and cherry picking in Silvan:
Madeleine in the Christmas dress I made her - a self draft based on a Japanese pattern,