I haven't been able to settle to finishing anything in the last few months. A bit of crochet, knitting, machine patchwork, English paper piecing on several projects, nothing has held my interest for long.
Two weeks ago I need some mindless therapeutic sewing: I decided to try string piecing onto paper. First with crumbs before I committed..... Not for me, way too fiddly!!
What was I to do with all the strings I had collected over 5 years, three huge bins crammed full? (Excuse the terrible camera on my phone!)
Sew them up in 10 1/2 inch long strips, of various widths to make a crumb quilt! I have been sewing for two weeks and have barely scratched the surface of what I have. I counted them yesterday, over 1000 of various widths already. I use all the writing and dots on the selvages. Those little bits in the middle are the ends from the chain pieced strips, I take great pride in using even the smallest crumbs to add variation.
I see weeks of pressing and trimming ahead: I may well save that the winter months.
As I write this, there is a rather good blues- rock band playing at at the school fete in the field at the end of my garden. Very civilised on a sunny Saturday. As its 4th July, it seems appropriate that they are playing 'Sweet Home Alabama'. Bcak to power sewing, to live music!