Tuesday, 20 May 2014

WOYWW - free motion sewings

Hey Wednesday'ers. My desk, for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday is a mess. I took a workshop to learn 'free motion sewing' today and I absolutely loved it. We learnt lots of different techniques and I really loved the free-ness of the machine. It tapped into my artistic side beautifully and I even started to zentangle on my machine. How cool is that?

So my desk..........

My sewing machine with my favourite sample of the day.

Next to my sample work is my pile of knitted squares for my mystery afghan. We are now on week five and I have to make bobbles (which is proving frustratingly difficult). My quilting squares are still there at the back and so are the ones that need sewing together. I have abandoned it for now as I need more inspiration and want to get on with my blanket. As usual, too many projects on the go. Sewing to do when I have a spare hour, free motion to practice when I get my new foot (Unfortunately I had to order the foot for my machine and it won't be here until Friday), knitting to do in front of the TV at night. I also have a cardi to undo and resew together (that's for Autumn) an elephant to knit and a monkey to finish.

Again I have aerobics first thing, then I have to mow the grass if it is dry and then I will get round to seeing all your wonderful inspirational desks. See you x



Carole said...

knitting elephants and finishing monkeys you are busy. I'm loving the free wheeling sewing designs. Thanks for sharing Be well Carole #52

Angie said...

So much fun to see your new art "free motion sewing!!! Sounds like you have lots of different projects in the works. So much fun!!! Happy WOYWW! #66 Angie

Helen Allen said...

Lovely work Famfa. You sound really busy. I love the idea of zentangling with your machine! I hope you get lots of time to get all your projects finished this week! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 68

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's something I would love to learn to do....it's going on my list! Free machining sounds difficult but I've been told it isn't. I shall have to look up some tutorials on Youtube!
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

Annie said...

I'm only just doing my rounds to catch up with all my blogging friends....it's been a busy day with lots of extra cuddles needed by my little poorly munchkins.
I really love free machining but have little time for it at the moment and most of my stash is now packed away in boxes!
Annie x #27

Chrysalis said...

Very glad you're enjoying the course - such fun to learn new skills. I hope you master the bobbles soon, too. Have a lovely crafty week, Chris # 17

Angela Radford said...

Hi there. Lovely samples, pleased you have enjoyed the course.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41