Yes, it has been a while since I last posted and I have not been idle. We took advantage of some stable fall weather during the later part of October to drive to Edmonton. The primary reason was to get my Bernina 170 serviced and to take the plunge and look at a new machine. And this is the reason for my long silence. I brought my new B590 home on October 28, unpacked it on the 29th and have spent pretty much every available minute getting to know my new toy. After four days of making a stitch reference sample book I was ready for my first official project. With Christmas approaching so quickly I embarked on creating some gifts including adult and children’s aprons, oven mitts for kids as well as PJs as shown above!
A Cabbage Patch doll dressed in bright fuchsia but intended for a little boy was redressed…
…and if you remember my last trip to Germany to help out my niece with her newborn two years ago (here is a picture of Anni then):
…and Anni these days! She loves to read and pretend she is a doctor!
How could I possibly resist to create a little white coat for “Dr. Anni” as a Christmas surprise to go with the physician play case my sister has ordered?
Oh how I wish I could see her reaction on Christmas Eve! The parcels are ready to go to the post office tomorrow.
Soon I plan to get to some personal projects. To aid my creative endeavours in exploring some wearable art I took delivery of a dress form and some long awaited Folkwear patterns yesterday (the postal strike had these patterns take close to five weeks to get here).
I am altering an old wool dress for now. The big sleeves and embroidered Edelweiss made it a little too dated. Once I resize the sleeves I have a lovely winter/Christmas dress to wear!
You can find me back in the studio and it feels good. I have arranged and rearranged, sorted and repackaged books and fabrics two or three times a week… perhaps I should just unpack my boxes and reclaim the studio.
Stay tuned for regular updates and images of new work!