Sunday, 22 April 2012

What Should You be Doing?

I got up and knew my task was to tidy up. So imagine my surprise when about 15 minutes later I found myself sewing a button onto the knitting bag I made a few weeks ago.
Sari Silk Bag with Cat Lining
I finished doing that and thought "Right, this is it..." So I set myself to tidying and 15 minutes later had made a small notebook.
Glitter Card Notebook
Wasn't my last post about keeping your mind on one thing at once? Amazing how clever your subconscious is (as well as completely neanderthally stupid at the same time).

The knitting bag will carry my revised ripple socks with me to Amsterdam (that's my hotel pool on the laptop in the photo above).
I say "revised" because I'd almost finished the first sock in just the greenish stuff when I realised I had enough wool for about 10% of the second sock. Cue ripping and striping. The notebook is because I am not good at 'the unknown' and so to stave off anxiety in Amsterdam have been carefully planning my trip. I remain flexible but at the same time I know exactly how to get from the station to my hotel and where I want to visit in each part of the city.
Binding of Glitter Card Notebook
It is all recorded in my cunning little book - glitter card for the cover and plain purple for the inside. I used my longest straight stitch setting on my machine to create and binding. It's rather sweet - perhaps I'll start making some for presents or....etsy shop? You never know.

For those of you who sew fabric as well as notebooks, the Festival of Quilts tickets are on sale for Birmingham in August. I think this will be my fourth year and my third with Mater. I've even signed us both up to a workshop for right about the time your feet are hurting because you've walked round looking at so many jaw dropping quilts and then gone and splurged on the fabric you need to make at least three of them.
My photos from last year are here and I frequently flick through them for inspiration. It is a must for anyone who likes quilting or patchwork. 

1 comment:

AnnaT said...

So what day are you planning on going Lixie to do the quilts? I love the idea, and would either go Sat/Sun since have to work (grr)
I just loved some of the photos you took last year - absolutely spectacular!

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