Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Studio

... the hard part is over, my new studio is finished, I just have to move back in. It looks so cool, I wonder how long it will take me to get used to my things being in a different place. I am very excited and motivated, and my back for sure will appreciate the new table, much less bending.... check back later, pictures will follow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Skyline is finished, the first one of my new series "li (f/v) e motion". You are looking at my home town Basel.....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Under construction

Since my whole studio is torn apart I might as well use the time to clean out all my STUFF. One of my moments in life where I say 'NEVER EVER will I buy things I do not need. Yeah right, how long will that last. After all I am redoing my studio in order to have MORE space right! It is exciting!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New sewing machine

Oh boy, what an experience. I LOVE my new Juki. Since I am in the middle of remodeling my whole studio I could only do little trials with my new machine, but so far I am very excited. There is one thing I will have to get used to. On my Bernina I could lift the needle by stepping on the back of the pedal, on my Juki that same motion will cut the threads. But this is a great feature, just takes time to get used to. Also I do not have to hold my threads anymore when I start sewing. I have done some free motion stitching on one of my smaller pieces, it worked like a charm. I cannot wait to try the machine out on one of my big pieces, but for that I need my new studio, at least the table. In a few days I will be able to get to that. having said all these nice things I still LOVE my Bernina, she is still part of me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Juki TL 2010 Q

I am about ready to 'test drive' my new sewing machine. I almost feel like a traitor, having been sewing on a Bernina for many decades I treated myself to the Juki TL 2010Q a quilting machine. How exciting, the Juki is supposed to be my Bernina' big strong brother, a 'tractor' to give my Bernina a break. Besides being much faster the Juki has a bigger area for my stiff, hard to manage art work, for sure a wonderful feature to have. More after my 'new life' experience.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Volusia Wrapped in Fiber

Once more thank you Mary McBride for making this wonderful project with all the exhibition possible. Check pout the latest press release Volusia Wrapped in Fiber

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yangtze 2

I won an award in the show 'Point of Focus' for Yangtze 2. It's always really nice to get recognition.