Tuesday, 7 October 2014

One week in October

In between making colour theory kits and house matters, I have spent this last week doing some fun things too:

Creating a new hand stitching sample for the upcoming RĂ¥ kylling class.

It has been so much fun, just adding a little stitching here and some colour there and watching it grow. After the first sample was done, I made another one just to keep on stitching. It is the most relaxing thing, and highly addictive.

Watching my first live Viking soccer match ever.

Viking is the local team, and grandson is a rather engaged fan. We brought one of his friends, and there was popcorn and hot dogs and big screens and music and supporters and lots of fun.

Our young man on the big screen. 

He did a commercial for the team a while ago and it was the first time I saw it on something bigger than the phone. Big grandma moment; I taped the whole thing with a proud lump in my throat.

It was a quite enjoyable evening I’d say, and I wouldn’t mind doing it again.

Catching up on my marketing communication skills.

Our daughter is studying marketing this term, and since it’s more than 30 years since I last studied this subject, this was the perfect opportunity to do some fun reading. There are so many new types of media, but the basics are still pretty much the same.

Quilting the living daylight out of the challenge pieces.

I was in too much of a hurry and cut the orange top too short. Oh well, nothing that a little piece of fabric cannot fix.

The almost invisible bindings (tutorial here) gave the opportunity for some more relaxing hand stitching.

They were always supposed to be a base for something more, and I was feeling rather uninspired for a long time, but yesterday inspiration struck and I have been adding a lot of stitching. 

I’m not sure that I should have added the third idea, but I’ll just have to leave it for now and see if I have time to fix it next week.

If not, I’ll just add it to my list of things that did not work out so well, right next to the white glue lines. Sometimes you don’t know how far you can go until you go too far, right?

1 comment:

  1. Lots going on in stitching heaven it seems. A proud Grandma moment indeed. He mist have been thrilled as well. xox