What would be the best way to go? What do you do? Have you found a good way to give time to all of your handwork? Do you have a schedule or do you just go where your muse takes you?
I have been embroidering some. I know I promised to show you some of my books about embroidery and that will happen, but right now I just would like you to see this. It is going to be a butterfly at some point for someone special. Someone very small and thus the butterfly has to be intricate and that is why here and there I will need to embroider looking through a
For all my life I have been collecting yarns and threads and there was a time when I just had to buy few glossy threads and there were almost impossible to sew with the machine successfully and so I just kept the threads and just admired them from time to time. I was very happy when I started with the butterfly and remembered that I had those beauties. And with the good order in my space, I knew exactly where they were. (I really cannot but be happy about the new clean space, going through everything has been totally worth it!)
One other thing that has really brought joy to my days is a new web site I discovered some time ago. I am sure many of you are familiar with it, but to me it came as a happy accident one night while surfing the net. I have been spending many hours watching The Quilt Show.
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims are the hosts and they are the nicest people to host the show. Both of them are big names in the quilting industry; I have been away from the quilting world for a long time and really don't know what is going on most of the time. Both of them are funny (in a quiet way, not this forced laughter kind of way that I don't care for in the TV show), and they are nice and polite and humble. Even though they are well known they always let their guests shine.
Few of the best shows that I have seen so far are the ones of Jinny Beyer and Suzanne Marshal and Liuxin Newman.Every single show brings me new stuff to learn and to think about. The shows are not free but in my opinion they are totally worth every single cent. (And I say this sincerely, I am not influenced in any way.)
So, white nights with some knitting, some quilting and some embroidering. All the best to you and hopefully it will not take quite this long to get back to you.
PS. I have not been playing around with the blog lately and I am having some difficulties with getting used to using this new template. Sorry about the way this site has been looking for the past month or so.