Sunday 4 January 2015

Here we go again!

Happy New Year one and all.

Family have come and gone, mess (oh boy, the mess) has been made and cleared, and the broadband has finally been restored,  so back to blogging, though I have to admit I have rather enjoyed the enforced break from the web. I think there might be a resolution brewing - something about less mindless browsing possibly!

In the meantime, I have got a surprising amount of hand stitching under my belt over the break, so it's time for show-and-tell.  

First up, the latest denim piece:

Previously I have trimmed off the worst of the wear and tear, but this time I had a go at darning - I rather like it.

Then I also finished Charley Harper - still no better name for this one, but I live in hope:

He might get his own post in the next day or two.

I'm linking with Slow Sunday Sewing at Kathy's Quilts today.


Mary Marcotte said...

I must have missed the post about why the quilt is named Charley Harper. I'm really very curious, though, so please give it another round when he gets his own post.

The denim pieces must be starting to add up. I love that you've left seams in. I'm curious about whether you'll be able to sew over those when the time comes. And your darning looks really good to me. I've only done that on the sewing machine and it was a hot mess, but the choice was my mess or one of my boy's backside. I chose the mess, obviously. (I used to say that I saw enough of their boxers when I folded clothes.) Keep up this pace and we'll be seeing the grand plan for those denim pieces in 2015!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Charley is so pretty and bright! :)

Your denim is fun to watch as you go along :)

Deb A said...

I can't wait to see how the denim all comes together. Would love to know the reason behind the name... still makes me think of my hubby's uncle (it is his name!).

Turid said...

I love all your denim art, and can't wait to see your plans about all the pieces.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on the finish! I look forward to hearing more about it.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the colour pops on the denim piece!
And Charlie is fabulous! Congrats!
Thanks for linking up!

Ann said...

I think the name Charley Harper fits perfectly and is sufficient unto itself - rather like his own paintings. Minimal realism.

Beth Karese said...

Your work has so much personality and joy! It's wonderful.

Unknown said...

Love the finish of Charley. The stripey edging and piping are a real finish to a delightful quilt. It's a joy.

Lara B. said...

Happy New Year Kaja! You were missed, but I can really identify with how it must have been a nice break. It would be fun to see Charlie Harper close up. Your playful jeans piece looks so cool!

Stephie said...

I love your denim pieces so much! I love darning too, so satisfying to see a hole disappear with something beautiful :) These pieces remind me of some of Victoria Gertenbach's Work Quilts - drool!!! Very much looking forward to seeing how they develop. x