I realised this week that I am nearing my 6 year blogiversary, when I went to check what date my first post was I ended up spending a couple of hours reading through old posts, what wonderful memories it brought back, and it also made me sad how my blogging has changed over the years, I no longer visit favourite blogs and comment instead I rush through Google Reader updates trying to catch up with way too many blogs, but as soon as I cull some of the old ones I soon fill up my list again with new interesting blogs that catch my eye.
I have also been very bad at blogging the last year, but it was so wonderful to read through past blogs I want to get back to regular blogging, and hopefully this blog will also shame me into getting through a large pile of fabrics I recently discovered, just as my first blog helped me get back to my textiles after a long period of not doing anything after some health issues.
One of my blogs back in the first year was talking about cutting out a jacket from a Marcy Tilton pattern.
Just before Christmas while looking for my festive table runner in my deep airing cupboard, I pulled out all the usual bedding from the front and found all of these goodies behind.
The above mentioned jacket :(
3 metres of Batik fabric, bought last June, 3 metre lengths of various cottons ready for the dye pot, habotai silk, slub silk and a batch of silk scarves ?
What was a peach silk single bedspread bought many many moons ago from a charity shop for 10p dyed purple suppose to be made into a robe and still waiting, a sari a gift from a friend I was going to make a tunic, a large sarong destined to be a top and a piece of chenille
Next a huge bundle of table linens, both inherited and charity shop finds, I have since found another bundle. Not many of them are in great condition and I wanted to use them to make a long kimono type robe using the best bits of embroidery patched together.
This was started when I was doing my surface design C&G back in 04/05 unfortunately it didn't run after we finished our first year.
I can't remember what I planned for this, I do know it was inspired by a wonderful postcard of contemporary Inuit art. I think I need to hunt for the postcard and see if I get inspired once again.