This week, the first back-to-school week of September has felt just like yesteryear to me; rather cool in the morning and super sunny warm in the afternoon. I saw a few little children sporting their brand new school uniform from my front window. None were being dragged along screaming and crying. I suppose that happens when they get to the school door. I can remember taking my Sarah to school on her first day and she didn’t cry. In fact she never looked back …. and perhaps that was a good thing because I was the one doing the crying. My Sarah goes back to college next week and I have promised myself that I won’t cry but I will have a heavy heart when she leaves the house all brave and grown up. Phase two of Operation Taking Flight starts next week. I can’t make time stand still so I had better make the most of it.
So I ran some errands first thing this morning. I made a list and thought I wouldn’t have to go out again until Friday. Well that’s not going to happen. It turns out I have to visit the Post Office tomorrow morning. I seem to spend a lot of time running around.
I did very little sewing today unfortunately. Here’s the little bit I stitching I did because I had a spare half hour left before making a meal …..
Apart from that little bit of stitching I loaded a charity quilt into my longarm quilting system …..
This quilt was pieced by the lovely Jenny who is only partly sighted and has a lot of health problems. Well I discovered her secret today …..
Jenny pieces her squares over papers. I believe that the quilt tops that Jenny pieces are a joint undertaken between her and her husband; he cuts and she sews. Isn’t it amazing how sheer determination produces wonderful quilts? I hope to bring you a longarm quilting progress report tomorrow.
I have discovered that doodling is very relaxing. So have of look at what I doodled last evening. Doodling is just like driving in the slow lane and enjoying the scenery. The next time I have a spare hour I will try to Freemotion Quilt some of these doodles. Have you had a little go at doodle stitching yet?
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something enjoyable. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥