I hope everyone has had as brilliant a day as I have. It was lovely and sunny in happy longarm quilter land. Everything always works better with a little bit of sunshine. I finished longarm quilting Nancy’s lovely Irish Chain quilt and I loaded the next little quilt into my longarm quilting system which I plan to start stitching on Monday morning. And in the afternoon I went on to work on my Art Doodle Journal bag.
I stepped out at lunch time to dispose of a bag full of clothes which is far too big for me and also to purchase some milk. My thinking was if I get a few errands run today it will give me more time to play over the next two days. Well you’ll never guess what I found when I came home……
Yes. There was a police van parked across the entrance of my driveway. As I approached my house, my first thought was that there was some kind of an emergency hence the police van parked where it was. There was no emergency; the policeman had stopped a tipper lorry for some reason or other. It’s a shame the policeman didn’t see fit to lead by example……..
I thought you might like to see a little progress photo of my “A” is for Applique, The Bird and the Bees block tonight……..
Most of my patches are tacked down ready for the fine hand stitching. I will be adding a butterfly and the bee button will be sewn on after the quilting stage. My creative friend Sandra hand painted this very cute bee button for me. I’m so lucky to have such a talented friend. If you would like to purchase a bee button like mine you can get in touch with Sandra here.
I have recently had the pleasure of doing something really worthwhile. You all know that I have more quilts than one family could use up in a lifetime. And still I carry on making more. Quilt making for me is like an addiction but not one that’s harmful to my health! I have joined the Quilts for Comfort Family by donating some of my recently finished quilts to bring comfort to teenagers who are going thru difficult times. All I did was go thru a stack of quilts which I made during January’s Use up Your Scraps month. So from now on when I decide to use up a few more scraps I will keep Quilts for Comfort in mind. The next one I make will be pieced using boy prints. For more info about this challenge click here. It’s really nice to do something worthwhile.
This afternoon after all the excitement with the police van I disappeared into my sewing room and started to play with my new fabrics and I made the first prototype of my Art Doodling Journal bag. I cut fabric, layered it up, did a little bit of quilting and presto voila ……….
I have cut and layered two more panels to make a couple more bags which I will tweak a little. I’m quite pleased with my first attempt. I love the Japanese type fabric that I used. I may just have to get some more next time I head up to Stitchin’ Heaven.
I’m very pleased to tell you that Lilly Pilly has finished touring. My Sarah hung my Lilly Pilly quilt in pride of place which happens to be in my living room. Now every day I can look at the quilt and be reminded of all the fun I had using up my scraps while working on this lovely quilt. I am delighted with how my Lilly Pilly looks hanging in my living room.
So that’s my report for today. It’s been another smashing day. I got quite a lot accomplished today. And I have some new ideas brewing. Now if we could just add a couple of hours to each day I could get even more done.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting. Whatever you decide to do this evening, I hope it’s something worthwhile. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥