Sunday, October 1, 2006
CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS - FUN FOR THE BEE
This week, I just felt like doing something for Christmas ! (Yes, I know, I can hear you saying :"what about your UFO's list ???" , and you're right !
Well... "mea culpa!" Better doing something than nothing... I was feeling quite inspired. Besides, I think that we've got to use our inspiration whenever it comes, instead of stocking it in a corner of our mind and then maybe forget it... Oh well, good or not, that's my excuse)
When I told that at the bee, they laughed and said : "you're crazy !"
Crazy ??? OK, let's go for crazy ! So, I sorted out some nice fabrics in my stash and handpieced a crazy square... I liked it so much, that I embellished it with some pearls and ribbons (see photo nr.2 - don't know why blogger loads them in disorder- must be crazy too !). Then I wanted to go on , and pieced three borders (see photo nr.3)... That's where I stopped for now, but I just feel it's not finished. I think I'm going to make another border with the beige and red fabrics, and then....... who knows ?
While sorting my fabrics, I found a panel asleep for at least two years on the shelf. The purpose was to make a "Christmas book". I cut and prepared it, now I have to layer each page and do some quilting (see photos nr. 1 and 4).
Now, let's come back to the bee. We always laugh (and eat) a lot (we also sew... a little). My friends asked me to prepare "something easy and funny, as a block exchange" for next time. Hmmmm.... I thought : Maria is crazy about tea-pots, Jo is crazy about hats, Simone is crazy about bags, and I just love shoes...
I had the idea, flipped through my books and found these "piece o'cake" designs.
(see photo nr.5). I'll just propose that each one of us makes three squares for the three others... until we have enough of it. I think that'll be funny....
- Imagination (and Vliesofix)
- The pleasure of laughing with good friends.
- A pleasant family lunch, today
- The sun on my computer screen right now...
Publié par Nadine à l'adresse 8:36 AM