Blogger power! That is for sure. Everything in this post resulted from blogger power. I get inspired by many blogs. One in particular is Quiltsalott by Janet. Janet does not only make beautiful quilts, but she also shares links, tutorials and patterns with everyone. I only take on a little bit that I have time to do like the bag and thimbles below.
Apart from not having the sunlight to take good photos I'm also busy preparing for another online workshop 'patchwork beasts' with Jude Hill. I found that because I can't attend any patchwork group or social sewing to get some stimulation, the online classes are good for me to interact with other quilters and artists. I have also been working on my CWB quilt ha! Yes, I'm still plodding along with that quilt. Only a few berries to appliqué on block #5 then I can show it to you.
In the meantime I made this little pochette inspired by Janet. She also has a link to the original pattern. If you want to make one for yourself just check her blog. It's easy to make.
This is the back of the bag and I must tell you about the fabric I used to make this bag with. It's a meisen silk, vintage kimono fabric I got from Ziguzagu I just love this piece and they didn't have a lot left so I got a meter of it as you would do!
Remember this pincushion kit I got from Ma Mercerie. I made it up and can you see how cute it is. Again this was inspired by Janet. This was the original kit, but I have gathered some supplies to try and make one from scratch.
This is the Japanese thimble yabinuki I made from scratch. I made my first one from a kit that I got from Ma Mercerie and then with some links that Janet sent me I found the way to make the base. Using trial and error I finally made a few of them, but still with a very basic design.
A few bases waiting to be stitched. I must tell you that these kind of thimbles work well for hand stitching. It stops you poking yourself with the back end of the needle.
These are the men-sized thimbles. I made them for my students who do a lot of hand stitching. They told me they love wearing them.
They look so cute wearing them so I had to take photo to show you. On the left in Dennis and one the right is Peter. Aren't they so cute?
Happy 4th July to all my friends in the US. 4th of July always reminds me of our time in NYC sitting up on top of World Trade Center waiting to see the fireworks back in 2001. This year though DD Kit is there enjoying her NY experience. She is having so much fun that I don't think she wants to come back. Enjoy the rest of your stay in NYC Kit...!