In less than a month I shall be departing for a trip to London (for work and the October Gallery's African art now exhibition), Berlin ( for the purpose of seeing Daniel Libeskind's work on the Jewish Museum and the yarn and fabric shop on Alexanderplatz ), Osnabruck (To see Daniel Libeskinds work on the Felix Nussabaum museum and the local quilt shop) and this cute houseboat for a week in Amsterdam (convenient base for many quilt shops!).
With three long train journeys, two flights and (I hope) some sitting still and quiet in pancake cafe's, together with the sitting in my so cute houseboat ( did you look already?!) I need some handwork that is more inspiring than sewing half square triangles togther, which is my current travel project. Do you have any good ideas for me? Can you post me some links to work you did by hand for inspiration? I pieced several of my early quilts by hand in days when I travelled much more for work. Now, except for Lonon trips, which I do by train not car, I just take the sewing machine to the hotel! I'd like something that cannot really be done as well by machine if possible
At the moment I am considering these African embroidery quilt kits but I will have to order soon and I am dithering after Solomon spent all my money!