Well it’s been another fantastic day in happy longarm quilter land. I’m thoroughly enjoying my lazy summer days. I’m hoping that things will continue in this fashion for a while. I do have plenty of little jobs to keep things ticking over for the next few weeks. I think this slower quiet time is good for the soul. It will give me a chance to recharge my batteries before the madness that autumn will bring. Although it’s a more relaxed time for me I still have a wee bit of longarm quilting to be done. Officially my slow time shouldn’t be starting until mid-month but household plans have changed and to be honest I welcome the change of pace. I will take this opportunity to clear my head and regroup my thoughts. I’m hoping to visit one or two LQS that I don’t have the chance to visit very often. It’s nice to get out and about to see what patchwork supplies and tools are available. I would like to think that the fabric collections vary from one shop to the next. I have a couple of wedding quilts to piece over the next year or so, I think it’s time to start hunting and gathering fabric for these projects.
Now I’m very happy to reveal that my Double Monkey Wrench quilt is finished. I’m really pleased with the final result of this quilt. As most of you know it is to be handed over to the Quilts for Comfort committee this week. I’m sure the recipient will feel the hug I’ve sewn into it. It’s a great feeling knowing that you can bring comfort to someone who’s having a hard time just by making a simple quilt. One more think about my Double Monkey Wrench block, it is also known as the Churn Dash block. And thank you Suzanne for reminding me. I decided to go with the Double Monkey Wrench name because it’s more of tongue twister. Why make it simple when you can make it more interesting……. Hee hee
I have been sketching loads of applique and stitchery blocks just recently. I must tell you that I am really enjoying it now. At first I felt a little intimidated but now that I’m on the right track I love it. I’ve learned over the years that keeping things simple is quite often the best way to go. And so I’m listening to the little angel that sits on my left shoulder reminding me to keep it simple. While making samples for these new designs, I have used a lovely selection of fabrics. Today while I was playing with those fabrics cutting bits up I decided that I think I would love to have a fairy godmother that would sponsor me to design new things. My ideal fairy godmother would be a fabric manufacturer that would send me fabrics to use in my new designs. Does that sound good to anyone else? I think that would be brilliant. Well a girl can dream…….
I spent a little bit of time in the sewing room but not nearly enough today. Hubby and my Sarah decided they wanted to take a ride into town so we could have a look where Sarah will be going to college in September. While we were out we hit some of the shops and we sat down to a quick bite of lunch. It was a nice outing. My Sarah is getting pretty excited about attending a new college. So am I. I can’t wait to start buying her new supplies. I think the best part of going back to school is buying new stationery and supplies. That’s probably why when I start a new project I like to have a fresh notebook and such. Ooooh what fun…..
Hubby added another bit of Beach Hut loveliness to my collection today. If the Beach Huts keep rolling in at this rate I will have more Beach Huts than fat quarters!
So for this evening, this very happy and relaxed longarm quilter will be doing a bit of doodling and perhaps move onto some applique work. Whatever you decide to do this lovely summer evening, do enjoy yourself. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥