Less of the writing, this week.
I had to make new Glam Purses, because two of the samples that used to be in the showroom appear to have ended up in my wardrobe. Oops.
I also made a Kiss Purse in this fabulous print by Surface Art....
...and this Mod bag in Echino fabric.
This fabric is a joy to work with. Love, love, love....
I decided last week, that since I've had a bit more patchwork practise in the last year or so, I should re-make the panel that was originally in this Day Bag(which was supposed to represent "you can put patchwork in here" but ended up just making a very dull bag).
I'd earmarked Saturday evening as leisure time (having taught a zipper class all day) and had a dinner date with a girlfriend. She was suddenly swamped with work (I hang out with kindred spirits) and cancelled. I took the opportunity to play with patchwork.
I used fabrics by all Australian designers - Pippijoe, Ink&Spindle, Surface Art, Veritas, Saffron Craig and Kristen Doran.
But before I came up with a panel that fit in the space, I accidentally made blocks and strips that inspired me to go in other directions.
I then found myself still at it at 4.30 am.... ahem.... a little obsessed with the notion of a quilt.
(Since I'll be missing out on our annual May Sewjourn while I'm in the USA, I figure this was in lieu of my annual dose of 4am Sewjourn sewing.)
With a brief afternoon break in the city, having High Tea with Cam and the girls and then catching up with Lara, Karen and Tanya in the early evening, I went back to the quilt....
Now all I need is my super-quilting-hero Annie to give me her usual gentle guidance and encouragement as I flail about in the unfamiliar territory of quilting, trying to decide which way to go towards finishing it.
And now, it's back to logistics and packing for the trip to Quilt Market (....and trying to figure out Google+, and wondering if it's really worth the bother.... any thoughts?).
And then I'll do some more sewing.....