Yes my friends the New Year is finally here. There was no fuss or singing in happy longarm quilter land. We just quietly went to bed and when we woke up it was 2014. It was as easy as that.
And on this first day of a fresh new year, we in happy longarm quilter land, made the most of yet another free and easy day. Although it was meant to be a quiet downtime day we still got a few useful things done. The washing machine was agitating and a little tidying got done but for the most part we sat quietly hand stitching and preparing a new appliqué block while watching a couple of DVD movies. My Sarah will soon be back to college so it was rather nice to have her quiet company. Truth be known, I think we’re both looking forward to going back to some kind of normal everyday life.
I thought we were having rotten weather here in the UK with gale force winds and lashings of rain which is causing flooding in places. Well it seems that in Montreal they’ve had -39C which I know from experience is very cold indeed. They’ve had loads of snow which of course I have been longing for. Well I think I’ll have to change my mind about having snow. Adding snow to our miserable winter weather would just make things unbearable. So I’m hoping for a wee bit of sunshine over the next few days.
I did get some sewing time in today along with my chores. I have finally finished appliqueing all four long borders of my Whimsy quilt…….
These borders have been pressed and stabilised ready for embroidery work which I plan to start tomorrow. And as planned I did some preparation work on my December “A” is for Appliqué block. I chose my fabrics including the background and traced the shapes onto freezer paper. I ironed the freezer paper onto the back of the fabric and I will do the next step this evening. I can’t wait to see this block take shape. It looks nothing on paper but I think once the fabric patches have been prepared it will look a whole lot different. I hope to bring you a progress report soon.
Well it’s been a really good day in happy longarm quilter land. We stayed warm and cosy in the safety of our little humble abode. Tomorrow I guess things will start getting back to normal. I have scheduled a couple of weeks to dedicate to one or two projects that I need to start and see thru to completion before the end of the month. The fabrics have been chosen for these projects I just need to change the blade in my rotary cutter, clean my sewing machine and I’ll be ready to start. I’m looking forward to getting started on my gentle goals for 2014.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be preparing patches for my December “A” is for Appliqué block. I hope your first evening of 2014 is filled with something interesting. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥