Thursday, September 27, 2012

wip creative spaces

 so my creative space ...
my creative head space is brimming with ideas so much that i feel at times it is spilling over
my physical actual creative space is over taking our home
my art educator creative space has been reflective this week
my sewing & making for dollars creative space fits in whenever it can
my dreaming up 'possibilities' thinking creative head space has been working overtime lately
my dream studio creative space is constructed so far of black lines on A3 paper 
but there have been steps made ... which creative space should i refer to?
here are two works in progress
the above "rainbow i spy" which has been almost finished for a while
had its binding machine sewn on .... just need to do the hand slip stitching
have a goal to make that happen this weekend
the other is a gorgeous pink & green single bed log cabin ....ish quilt 
made by a great friend of mine .... Sam
in fact this is her first ever patchwork experience
it was pieced & sandwiched a long time ago 
... way way back one night, we had a chat .... i didn't really know her then
i told her i thought she needed to have some kind of hobby outside of what was work
think my words were more like "get a life" .... spoken with diplomacy of course!
she asked me what i did .... was when i was just getting back into sewing more often
the next week, she told me she'd bought a machine & that i had to teach her....!!
.... sounds like we were up front with each other 
but that is how we are & it works as we are great friends .... 
thank goodness she did that or we probably would have gone separate ways ... xx
& i see it as kind of my responsibility to see that this quilt is completed!
as a first effort i probably shouldn't have put Sam on such a huge unknown path
... she learned a heap but maybe i stretched her just that little too far?
she started machine quilting it but was not entirely happy with the results
then she tried perle 8 chunky stitching but it wasn't a 'happening thing' for her
so i stole it away to stitch it myself .... i've pulled it out now & then
not often enough .... but i am coming close to the finish ... yay
soon it will be done & i will wrap it with a great big bow!!!
& then she can do the binding!!!


Katherine said...

You are a good friend Wendy! I SO look forward to seeing the finished rainbow i spy quilt! Xx

Cas said...

woo hoo, i think i can, i think i can chugged the little red engine :)

Kat McNally said...

Hi Wendy,
Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at:
And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
Kat xxx