During our ‘staycation’ this year I had time to sew and time for some sew-related activities, so you might also call it a sewcation. By the way, I did not think of these words myself, but read them on other blogs in the past and they are very applicable to my situation this summer.
The one project I really wanted to work on was Phebe. As you may know I have a love-hate relationship with her, I still think Di Ford’s pattern is beautiful, but I have made some big mistakes in the past and therefore it takes me so long that now and then Phebe gets boxed for a while.
But she came out of her box this summer and I really enjoyed working on the big applique border.
Unfortunately that border is not finished yet, but now I know which fabrics I want to use, I will keep on working on this now at a steady pace.
When I wanted to ‘unbox’ Phebe I found I really sort of had to fight my way to her box, my sewing room was in such a state! So I spent time clearing out my room and found a lot of things I do not need (anymore), some could be thrown away and some will be sold over the next period, I will post them bit by bit on Quilten Paginamarkt.
Now my sewing room looks ‘workable’ again, but cleaning it out also showed me all that had been hiding in the dark corners…..I find my number of ‘ufo’s’ and ‘wip’s’ shocking…. How did that happen?!
But………. one ‘wip’ turned into an ‘affo’ this summer……
A label was made..
And the binding…
But more on that in a later blogpost.
Now it is time to walk this little man, who has been waiting patiently for me to finish this blogpost and for the rain to finally end.