Today I was given the opportunity of helping out a few newbies. Yes I went up to Stitchin’ Heaven today to help out with a few beginners. Anne is under the weather a wee bit so Mick asked me to help out today. So I made my way up north and sat with the beginners on the off chance that they might have questions. The Dresden block is one I could do with my eyes shut. It’s such an easy block to make but looks more complicated than it is. I learned something today. One thing is that people pull together when things go wrong. And secondly we all work differently but quite often the result is very similar. I enjoyed spending time with like-minded people today. I look forward to catching up with the Wednesday ladies next week.
I have a little progress report on the “A” is for Applique July blocks. Here are a few that I received photos for recently….
The theme for the July challenge was Looking out my Window. Isn’t it amazing how different all the blocks are? The last photo is of Sandra’s Block which is done on canvas using mixed media techniques. So even if you don’t partake in quilt making you can join the “A” is for Applique challenge.
Well it’s been a lovely day for this very happy longarm quilter. Tomorrow we’re collecting my Sarah’s A level results and then going off for a crafty painting session at The Crafts House. I have no idea what I shall work on but I have no doubt I will enjoy my session. Friday I hope to do a wee bit of Freemotion Quilting using my Bernina 750. It’s a long time since I last did any machine quilting using one of my domestic machines so I’m setting some time aside just for that. I will soon be going back to my normal routine and I haven’t even done half of the things I wanted to do during my down time. More than ever, I think we should fit as many things as we can into every day. However I do think it’s important to stop and smell the flowers now again. All too often we don’t have time to enjoy what we happen to be doing because there are so many things that need doing!
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be putting her feet up and reading the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. I hope you have a lovely evening whatever you decide to do. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥