I also had a long weekend, the first for many months. I was so exhausted, I really needed some quality time for myself. It started on sunday I stayed in my pjs the whole day I even didn´t brush my teeth, what some of you might find quite disgusting, but, well i just talked to myself so nobody was hurt...;-)
I spent the day on the couch, eating (ice cream), sewing, sewing, decorating and watching "glee".
I did a lot sewing stuff done. I am really happy about finishing the quilt I made for a very good friend of mine. Her birthday was in march and so I was late but I somehow felt unsure about the quilt, as these colours are not totally my type, and i didn´t feel totally in love with the pattern I made. But when I started quilting the whole thing I found out that this was what was missing. I did straight line quilting, about 1 cm distance between the lines. It took ages, I changed directions every five seems, which made some interesting waves in the fabric pattern... After I did ad the orange binding, I really can say, this one is good! Good for my friend and good because its unique. I can say I was inspired by a quilt in Denyse Schmidts book but the results look totally different.
I also sew a lot for the kaleidoscope quiltalong. As I am making a huge version of the quilt ( because I accidentally cut too much fabric), I have triangles for 50 blocks, it took some time and concentration to decide how to put the different prints together. But now I am done and can´t wait to finish the blocks.
The coolest thing ever is that I found an old singer sewing machine from the 6os (I guess) for 30 Euro (42$) at a thrift store. I couldn´t be happier as it makes this really classical sewing machine noise and sews very fast. I have to practise a little bit. I also bought some additional things for it (which cost more than the machine itself) and now I can do really cool things.
And it is so pretty, it has this aqua colour that I do love and it inspired me to install a sewing corner in my appartement. Before that I did all my sewing in my shop. But now I have to concentrate on work more and sew just in my free time. So as you see there were a few things going on in the last days, I hope you had such a good time too.
Have a nice rest of the week.