Wednesday, 7 October 2015

WIPW - At last some progress!!!

WIPW - Work In Progress Wednesday.

All summer the meterological climate in Tokyo has been too hot, and the work climate around me way too hot for sewing. Recently though, the weather has turned to lovely and the work load lessened slightly. The result; I've found a wee bit of time to work on the Fruity Cushion. It is SO nice to SEW again!!!

Fruity Cushion
I've completed the turquoise spikes around the circle and added a lot of French Knots.

I really hope to have more progress to show next week.

Thank you to all my faithful friends who have visited and left kind comments although I have not had the time to answer. I hope to be more blog active from now on.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

A birthday card

How time flies when one is busy! As I have been busier than busy, the last month has passed at supersonic speed. The only needlework I have managed to find time for is a simple birthday card, made from scraps of fabric, ricrac and orts.

I hope to be back to a more normal work schedule soon.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

WIPW - French Knots

It's time for a Work In Progress Wednesday report. Actually I have found time to progress more than I expected on the Fruity Cushion. I have even started on some of the French Knots.

Unfortunately, for the next few weeks I will be busy with many other things so the progress will slow down again. No time to visit blogs, either. I am so sorry.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

NHK Partnership quilt for 2016

Finally I have managed to complete the block I will be contributing to the NHK's Partnership Quilt project for the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2016 in January next year. As you might remember the deadline is August 31st. Read more about it here.

The theme is MUSIC and I thought the key harp, so important in Nordic folk music, would be a good way to add a bit of Swedish flavour to a quilt.
Instead of making the fiddly little flag I usually include, I pieced the background in the national colours of Sweden.

I can guarantee that my key harp has many flaws and is a totally unplayable instrument, but it was fun to make!