Oh yes folks, you heard it here first. This very happy longarm quilter has had a fabulous Friday. I decided to have a day away from longarm quilting so my Sarah and I stepped for the morning. The sun was shining lifting our spirits and giving me more energy than any happy longarm quilter should be allowed to have or perhaps it was the caffeinated coffee that had an effect on me! We headed out to Tanfield to visit the lovely Bayberry Hollow. It’s a wonderful place to have a lovely coffee and a treat.
And they have a super gift shop. It was quite an adventure getting there as my satnav took us thru a wooded area, then thru the bush and all of a sudden we were amongst the cows. I was sure the satnav was sending us to the wrong place but it took us exactly to where we wanted to be. It was worth the scenic journey. And yes I am a cheater. I ate that tasty scone and drank that delicious coffee when I shouldn’t have. I purchased a gift for my hubby and my Sarah in the gift shop. We had a lovely morning out.
I picked up a couple of patterns yesterday while I spent the day with my whimsy ladies at Stitchin’ Heaven.
I love beach huts. And to be honest I cannot tell you where my love of beach huts comes from as I have never set foot inside one! And I’m not a water baby and I don’t worship the sun.
In celebration of the upcoming series of Downton Abbey, I have started working with my Downton Abbey fabrics. I purchased four different fabrics from the collection and I have decided to make a bag……
well what else would this happy bag lady make? So I sat down and worked it out using my EQ7 software ……
I was only going to work it out and start cutting it out tomorrow afternoon but I got carried away …..
I’m still counting down the days until the first episode of the new series of Downton Abbey starts on Sunday ….
Now before I go, I pulled out this Scrappy Log Cabin which I started working on and finally joined up a few weeks ago. I have finally started working on a plan.
I have decided that I’m going to do some whimsical applique on this quilt top. So I purchased a couple of new fat quarters which I think will stand out on this background. I’m looking forward to getting started just to see what it will look like. I have really enjoyed my whimsical applique work lately. Sue asked me if my Mystery Whimsical Applique & Stitchery design is available for purchase. Well I was thinking I would like to release it as a quarterly pattern if there’s enough interest. So only time will tell.
So that’s my report for today. I have enjoyed every moment of my day. I wish everyday was like today. Tomorrow I have some finished quilts to deliver in the morning and in the afternoon I hope to play in my sewing room with my Downton Abbey fabrics again. Did you know that autumn starts on Sunday?
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more planning. I hope you enjoy a peaceful evening doing something you enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥