home sweet home

I spent the last week walking around London - being very very gratefull for my trainers - the first half was all fun and touristy and the end was a bit more stressfull running around the Book Fair, that is really really tiny if you are used to the book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig.

I'm not really an airplane person - my choice of transport usually is the train because buses are so slow ...

Frankfurt - main station

I took a local train to meet this one at Frankfurt main station to take me all the way to Brussels ...

dinner in Brussels

... where I had a lye ring with butter and egg for dinner (I probably need to do a post about lye rolls at some point in the future) ...

London below

... then I spent a lot of time looking at things - like the cellar in the Guild Hall ...

London above

... and wandering through backroads in the city - much more beautiful than main roads ...

King's Cross St. Pancrass

... and then I got back on the train on a beatuiful un-British sunny day changed the trains a few times saw some strange people - made luggage friends and enemies (I don't travel with the smallest of backpacks). And came home at night to a fabric dream ...

sewing supplies to go through

... part of my great aunt's sewing supplies - fabrics, threads, buttons, zippers and what-nots ready for me to inspect and decide what to do with it.



making use of free time

Having gotten rid of the papers that seemed to suck out al my energy ... I'm back in the game.

I finished one quilt

may I present a late night finish ..

am quilting two others

keen on green with a blob of colour

circling the square

sewed some blocks together

diamond stars - in need of some ironing ... and some fill ins in the gaps

got some Bee blocks to make myself a huge and not just a large quilt .... 

my first 3 March Queen blocks together ...

Ohh and we won our first tournament of the year!

celebrating ...



the end of torture is drawing near

It was an interessting experience, but I don't think I'm looking forward to writing a paper in English again - ever. My "thoughs" need to be turned into "howevers" and I seem to constantly mess up the use of "these" and "those" and have an un-English high use of "the". Did I mention I suck at punctuation?

Thankfully, for the sake of my sanity (and that of any other person daring to distract me while writing) it's almost done and I'm in the process of letting it sit and give the whole thing a break for a last read-trhough and last minute change session over the weekend.

So yeah I'm into "sewig" again - I didn't really do anyhting apart from preparing sport shorts for this summer = sew the pockets shut so I don't get disqualified.

I'm presenting the beginnings of: "Keen on Green" for mochawildchild

Keen on Green - DQS - 3/2014

And I made a dent in circling the square .... 

circling the square

And started on some star and irish chain blocks to send off  by Friday ...

reds and blue and a basic white



welcome spring

Since the weekend the weather is sunny and warm - feels almost hot - well ok it's warm enough for skirts with knee-hights and sweatshirts. And did I mention sunny? and it smells like spring, the first things are blooming - daffodils and snow bells and some of those cherry tress that are just for show. Well anyway the whole spring thingy had me sewing a bit more than the no sewing somethign that's not for a swap or a bee ...

ready to wrestle some more

I finally got my monster ready to quilt soem more circles ... just a few more days ... and it could be finished. The other thing I did was work with some wool scraps - very strange thin, flimsy, soft wool. There will be a second set somwhere along the way ... when my sewing machien is free again ...

old wool scraps


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