I haven't achieved much in the way of sewing this week due to a strange malaise that has come over me........it all started on holiday earlier in the month.
I took my trusty Kindle with me but just wasn't in the mood for reading........books. In the back of my mind I was pondering the mess that is my sewing room. This is a room that has to double as a guest bedroom and I just can't keep kidding myself that my look is eclectic.
I am never happy with the way I sort & store my fabric, it's not a huge stash but still needs sorting.......it's sorted by colour at the moment but then what about the scraps, and when is a scrap a scrap, and what about a line of fabric, do you split it into colours or keep together.......such dilemmas.
So I started to surf the net for some ideas, I strayed from quilting blogs to a new world and friends, I now have a new addiction!
Home organisation blogs - who knew there were such things!!
Like this one - Sew Many Ways - probably the one that started me off. I have some bookmarked on my Kindle for bedtime reading and drop off to sleep dreaming of tidy shelves, amongst other things........so far I have re-organised two of my OH's t-shirt drawers, very well received they were too (but then he is a wee bit OCD.
I have gone through 10years of class paper work & purged like never before........my blue bin (recycling) is full with a week to go before collection.
I did manage a little sewing during this frenetic activity, a cushion for the son of a friend for his very first home of his own.
My design was inspired by a quilt in this book, a recent purchase that I have absolutely devoured!
My friend told me her son's colours were taupe & grey. The background fabric is Road 15 by Sweetwater.
The other fabric is a textured linen/cotton (I think) - I got it from Kaleidoscope fabrics and I know it's part of a range they have had a while, and think they were described as Japanese taupes, totally yummy.
I love the way the cushion pad made the Churn Dash look rounded.
I did simple straight line quilting using an Aurifil shade I can't recall, well it was last week!
I now always quilt the back of my cushions, makes them so luxurious. And the cushion was very well received so a good result all round.
Meanwhile, for those of you who may be worrying about my state of mind, fret not - I expect to be fully cured in the fullness of time.