I have a very strange relationship with my sewing machine. I don't like it much really truth be told. There's nothing wrong with it, it's a posh sewing machine, a Bernina, It's not the fault of the sewing machine that it's my least favourite tool, my last method of choice. Thing is though, If I can bring myself to use it it's fantastic for creating surfaces that are unusual and unique and it's also the quickest way I know of creating delicate, lacy scraps of cloth too.
I have been virtually abandoned this weekend, the house to myself. At times like this I make big plans that very rarely come off. I plan lots of hand stitch with hours alone and nobody to cook for. They never turn out that way though. Something in my head clicks and it says, ''you can make a mess''. So that's what happened last night, papers spread everywhere, some old ones out of files and some new ones created using the sewing machine. Why?? Don't know really, just because I could. Then the composition department of my brain kicked in and at midnight there I was putting a couple of pages together. These have no real purpose. I don't think any stitched pieces will come from them but I had fun so who cares....
I won't put these away today, I will ponder on them for a while.....my hook and eye pieces will be finished soon, I need a focus after that and at the moment I have no idea what that will be. Maybe looking at these little pieces will spark something. Do you ever get those moments when your brain just won't work?? I hope so or I need to see a doctor!!
and now for the winners of the big tat give away....you will have to trust me that I really did do this fairly. I normally ask my son to pick a number but he's not here so I did the random number thingy online. I'm not one for putting screen shots on here so you will have to trust that there's no cheating going on...the winner of the mini design sheet or shopping list fodder is Marlene from stitching by the lake.
The pinkish pin pillow now belongs to Sharyn Mallow Woerz and the white one to Betsy, (Elizabeth Dockhorn) get in touch with your postal details and I will get them all out of the rubbish bin and send them off to you!!