Thursday, December 10, 2015

Advent, Advent, ein Packerl kommt

In Europe we celebrate the four Sundays before Christmas as Advent. I LOVE Advent time with all the preparations, markets, candles, cookies(!) and the presents we get up front from people around us (office, stores etc.).

Yesterday I got my first (surprise!) present from one of our guild members as a thank you for the newsletter I´ve been sending (and will start sending again by mid December). Three beautiful GREY fabrics (already know which quilt they will go in) and many natural, handmade and deliciously smelling soaps. I was so very delighted and happy to get something out of the blue. Thank you soo much for it Gisela, you made my Advent!!

I´m again sewing jeans pillows with fir trees for a customer order. It is a relaxing and quite mediative work, to appliqué fabrics with ziggzagg stitches on jeans fabric.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge 2015

Here it is, a weekends (day and night) work and as you might say: a last minute Christmas Card (XXL).

While I was sewing my last few lines (at 2 o´clock in the morning) my sewing machine wanted to quit! Can you imagine that? So I will have to rip off the last wobbly lines and do them again. But for the application I had to leave it at that. 

I have to accept that my small Pfaff machine is not fit for free motion quilting, no matter how many times I try to get the seams right or take it to the shop, it never will. Not to my judgement.  

But: I had sooooo much fun sewing this quilt, the Glitz fabric and the Michael Miller Cotton Couture fabrics were perfect to cut and sew and the colors are just candy (for me chocolate) to my eye. Otherwise I would not have done this sewing marathon, wouldn´t I? Or am I just a complete addict to sewing and quilting now?