A happy new year to you all! Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are now in the mood to start 2012! I haven`t got off to a very good start as half way through the holiday I got a nasty infection, was put on antibiotics and couldn`t have a drink. It was the first time I have not been out on New Years Eve for many years. I just started to get over that and then went down with a horrible cold, so have been feeling very sorry for myself. I haven`t done any sewing, I just couldn`t be bothered, but this morning I did get out my Trish Harper Camelot pattern and cut some pieces out, but I seem incapable of making a decision on which fabrics to use! Debby however has spent the holiday making a king size quilt. Chris her husband tells me that she has stayed up late most nights working on it, got so tired she kept making mistakes and spent the next day unpicking them, only to repeat the process the next day and the next and .... However she must have got some of it right because it is nearly ready for quilting.
The 2nd piece is a manipulated sample that I did many years ago. When I was teaching one of the modules that my students had to complete was Manipulated Textiles, and this is one of my pieces. I have to add that the students who were only 16 when they did this project had wild imaginations and produced some amazing work over the years, my sample seems quite boring in comparison.
On a different note Debbby and I have decided to change the hours when we will be in the shop, and are going to do one week on and one week off, apart from Thursdays when we are always in the shop together. I have a class on Thursday morning, and then we see reps and get on with our paperwork in the afternoon. We both felt that we just don`t seem to have the time to create new samples and think about new ideas, let alone housework, so decided we might have more time this way. We will give it a try anyway, and hopefully it will work. I look at a lot of blogs and this last week people have been posting what they completed last year, and it is so depressing, they must spend their entire lives at the sewing machines, or stay up half the night! I don`t think I will ever be that organised, and how on earth do they get their photographs in those lovely 3 x 4 grids, I might have to go on a course if I have time!