It seems like I just put the finishing touches on my last quilt, but here it is the end of May and I haven’t touched a bit of quilting cotton (or quilting linen for that matter) in the six weeks since I completed it.
It’s going to be a quiet summer around here; I haven’t spent much time in the sewing room and that won’t change any time soon. To some degree, it’s lack of inspiration. I have plenty of unfinished quilts that need work, and ideas for new ones, but none are screaming at me to work on them.
I have played with knit fabric a little bit, and learned that my collection of washi tape makes for great pattern weights. The dress was actually completed in one four-hour session last weekend and worn this week, however I haven’t yet taken photos.
A couple of iterations later, I’ve fitted a modified Simplicity 2890 to me and have the busk and bones on order. Don‘t get too excited. I have nothing to wear it under, and nothing planned. I just felt like making a corset.
Even if I had a burning desire to work on any of my current quilt projects, plenty of things outside the studio have devoured my time. I taught a class for the local chapter of Girl Develop It, which aims to get more women involved in programming and development.
I’ve been arranging flowers. And designing stationary.
Really, a multitude of things, so this may be the Summer of No Quilts (title case assures proper gravitas). Have no fear as I assure you there are plenty to come this fall and winter.
In the month’s time since I last posted, my friend Katherine awarded me the Liebster Blog Award. Hers has been a staple of my RSS feed for many years now, with an eclectic mix of posts about jewelry (she makes fabulous math-inspired things, including the beadwork for my Full Adder brooch [unblogged] that is the only completed part of that steampunk costume I was going to make); feminism (and women in STEM, a subject obviously dear to my heart); book reviews; writing; being an ex-pat first in South Korea, now in Sweden; and nerdy things (among other topics).
I may one day have the time to fulfill the rules of the award and comb my RSS feed for other small blogs worth reading (I’m sure there are many, I just don’t keep tabs on how popular they are), however today is not that day. Regardless, it’s much appreciated, Koba.