After the epic dual shelf collapse in July from which I found no time to properly recover, my sewing room got so bad that it became literally unusable. Finally my schedule opened up so that I could take the three days required to dig to the very bottoms of the piles, the backs of the drawers, purchase new shelving and bins, and generally do an archeological dig through my sewing life of the last 17 years.
I thought I would show some of my old work that predates my blogging and crazy quilting. I found a bunch of color copies in the bottom of a cabinet....this from the Age Before Jpegs....
So come on along, setting the Way Back Machine to the mid 1990's or so.... ;-)
Here's another one:
I was into cutting out a lot of letters back then, too.
This is skipping ahead to early CQ days, but the letters and flowers are still there. It was for a friend's doctor's office.
From there the stained glass quilt phase began. I found a picture of one that I had totally forgotten about making.
Then the fabric collages veered into landscapes. I miss doing them and may have to circle back to them one of these days. (There is a small one in my book, though.)
I read every single one of the 20 Brother Cadfael mysteries during those years, and decided to make a fantasy rendering of what I thought it might look like in the old England of the books...
The next piece is a small embroidered wool landscape that I loved doing very much, for my friend Cindy Thury-Smith. She fulled the wool in it.
Sometimes it feels good strolling down Memory Lane... But now, everything is re-organized, slightly rearranged, and ready for new work.
But what is that on the table?
In the foreground are the contents of an envelope of goodies my friend Tracey Brookshier sent to me. On the end of the table is this....
I really like this and will have to finish it...someday....