So before I forget again I will start this post with an announcement that should have been made almost two weeks ago. The theme for “A” is for Applique for October is Autumn has Landed. It’s never too late to join in and work on applique blocks. If you need to catch up don’t worry you can take all the time you need. Even I have fallen behind, I haven’t made September’s block yet! I’m quite sure over the winter we will all find quiet moments when we can’t get out because the weather isn’t that great and we will hide away in our cosy homes and stitch away until we’ve caught up. If anyone has made blocks and not sent me photos yet please do so. You might just inspire the rest of us!
Well it’s been a rather autumnal day in happy longarm quilter land. The sun came out for about 30 minutes while I was in the kitchen making a casserole for our evening meal but for most of the day it was drizzling rain. So far I’m really enjoying the colder weather. I think I’m ready to slow down and hibernate for a bit.
Apart from doing a little cooking and washing I did a little bit of setting up in my sewing room. I spent a wee bit of time in the sewing room loading Kath’s beautiful Pink Lemonade quilt. As usual, Kath has brought me a really lovely quilt to longarm quilt. I will be doing a bit of twiddling in places and stitching a few motifs in other places. Here’s a little taster of what Kath’s quilt look like……
Lyn asked me if I had any magic way of storing bobbins. Well I’m afraid I don’t do anything special with my bobbins. I have a few gadgets that hold them ……..
And then I use inexpensive hair baubles to keep the bobbins from unwinding and making a mess….
You can get these hair baubles at the any pound shop/dollar store for pennies. Now I throw the ball in your court…… Does anyone out there in blog reading land have any tips about storing bobbins? Are there any other inexpensive doo-dahs we can use for storing bobbins to keep things tidy and well organised? Enquiring minds want to know ………
Last evening I finished doing a bit of simple embroidery on a whimsy block.
I really enjoyed working on this block. I love hearts and this one is no exception. I plan on securing the patches of this block this evening……
Once again, it’s another block containing a heart. This block features in the first section of my Mystery Whimsical Applique & Stitchery Project. I have designed a knitting bag which contains a whimsy block and as this is a duplicate I thought I should use one that is already in the works. I think we’re all knitting more these days so a knitting bag is probably quite a sought after item. And besides a girl can never have too many bags. For me, it’s an addiction …..
Well it’s been a really good in happy longarm quilter land. All the residents of this quilter land got plenty done today. We’ve got good comfort food to dig into for our evening meal, plenty of scrappy quilts to snuggle under while watching the TV this evening and best of all clean beds to sleep in tonight. What more could the residents of happy longarm quilter land possibly want?
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some applique work. I hope you have a lovely cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥