I've had a lazy week - playing! The weather has been quite draining - hot and humid - and the air-conditioning doesn't quite reach into my sewing room as much as I would like. Motivation to do much sewing largely went out the window. So I spent the week playing!
I decided that it was time to give my blog a fresh new look and I had fun playing around with blog backgrounds. This new one says a few things about me - I am an avid birdwatcher; I'm a romantic; I like a bit of whimsy and the colour apricot is one of my favourites.
I played around with a new font and this one is going to appear in the new free Block of the Month wall quilt for 2015 and probably a few more stitcheries throughout the year!
I can't talk about play-time without showing you another wall-hanging in my "Cupboard" series for children - My Sewing Room Cupboard:
As with all the others, it has removable parts for play and then makes a lovely wall-hanging when play is over. Mind you, I'm tempted to actually put this on my sewing room wall as I am so fond of it. Why should children have all the fun?
You can find the pattern in Country Threads magazine Vol 15 No 12.
I love how blue and chocolate go so well together.
I think I should make a REAL needlecase in this butterfly shape!
I cut up an op-shop doiley to make the shelves.
Learning how to use quilting software was another indulgence this week. I enjoyed playing with the various functions and designed two table runners. It's such a new experience to see what a project is going to look like before I start cutting and sewing! I can see it's going to be addictive. Then there was some playing with my Accuquilt Go cutter preparing the blocks.
More playing on the computer means I now have a Logo for the new free BOM design ready to show you next week. I just have to stop playing now and start writing up the pattern for the first block!
I hope you have some time in your busy week for play. Albert Einstein says that “Play is the highest form of research.” What other motivation could you need?