Wednesday, June 4, 2014
wow, what happened to the worktable?
May was very hectic due to weekly exploratory posts over on ...and then we set it on fire...! I tackled the ambitious project of experimenting with Lutradur which was a new material to me. Then I combined that with 12 x 12 inch pages themed mother and daughters which I put in a fabric memory box. This was the prize winner for underestimating projects. lol Definitely worthwhile and I'll be finishing that all up. But I made a horrendous mess in my Coop and Saucer Playroom. I shut the door and went off to Winnipeg on Monday. I planned a stop at my local Bernina dealer, Sew Inspiring, to pick up one small item that was amended to two before I even left. As I was paying for them I overhead a conversation about Plexiglas inserts and a portable table. That lead to purchase number three as I realized it was my birthday soon and this table opportunity had just fallen into my lap. :)
May's marathon helped me identify my priorities. Mixed Media Art has seduced me away from my first luv, fabric. I am missing my quilting. Sew...
I have been thinking a lot about my passion. What do I like to do and how do I do it??? And I do hope it doesn't turn out to be furniture moving!!! ;~)
I want fabric and stitching to be in most of my work. I like to stand to piece but to improve my MQing skills I need to sit and so does Nina. I can indulge the messy stuff with dyeing/painting/stamping fabric as well as paper. And journals can incorporate cloth. Really! :)
Nina is a big girl and to shine at FMQing she needs to be down in a table. I had the Rooster all convinced to remodel my traditional sewing cabinet which has the smaller opening when I saw this 'fidget' table at Elizabeth's store. Look at all the work I'm saving the Rooster!!! And the truth be told, I needed more leg room.
Out of view and already filling the very back is all the stuff I need to find new spots for. But, I have warned all my little playmates that if they don't fuel my passion and don't have a spot..... SURELY, this has to be the last time for tweaking. ahem, I am already eyeing up the fabric stash behind those curtains as fabric seems to be creeping over flat areas and gathering in corners because the shelves are quite stuffed. Purge coming! Well, I've purged to the minimum, maybe restacking will help!
I wonder what the rest of Canada is chasing this June?