Saturday, July 22, 2006

Welcome to my blog. This will be a rambling, occasional series about my adventures with textiles.
At present I am working on a series of projects. I never can seem to concentrate fully on one thing at a time.
Projects ongoing at present:
Round Robin - this quilting project has just finished and I now have the enjoyable task of putting all seven of the components together to make a hanging. This will need to be completed by October for the groups Exhibition.
This group (Cranford) has also laid down another challenge which I couldn't resist, again to be completed before the Exhibition. This is to make a Crazy Quilted hanging using at least two of a given set of fabrics. I must be mad.
Two-stitch challenge - this was set up by Stitching Post, the online group. Just using two colours and two stitches this is hand-stitched- chain stitch and blanket stitch.
An ongoing block a month challenge with Knots and Needles, another of the groups I am associated with. I decided to do this in black, white and red. Rather dramatic colours, but I have never worked with such colours before. I like challenging myself.
There is also Face - a mixture of machine embroidery and hand embroidery. An experimental piece.
Then there are the UFOs lurking around the place - a blue quilt which needs me to sit down and complete the machine quilting. This was a very enjoyable make, since I got to cut up a load of my husbands work shirts instead of ironing them; a lilac jacket I started and still sits upon the shoulders of Aggie, my tailors dummy; a blanket quilt - a rather nice, but damaged chenille throw which I am tacking to a fleece blanket. The idea was to be able to reuse the chenille throw, when it was strengthened by the fleece. I was planning to decorate it too, but got bored....
There may well be others, but they can sit there for the time being. I shall enjoy getting back to them later.
Well, next time I shall try to organise some pictures, when I can get my digital camera to talk to this computer again.


barbara ac said...

Hi Mandy, I just discovered your blog today. Are you a regular at Cranford Quilters? I gave a talk there once. I know Diana Judd from the group, and is Ellie Beharell a member? I met her at the EG summer School last year.
You've got a lot of interesting projects on the go. I'm a bit of a butterfly brain too, flitting from one thing to another, and anything but the one I'm supposed to be doing! I hope you get some pictures up soon.

Mandy said...

Yes, that me. Thought I recognised your name.
Need to get myself organised with this Blog.
I agree with the butterfly brain bit. All sorts of ideas flitting around and too little time to get them all done.