I love autumn weekends. This morning we headed out in the wind and rain to run a couple of errands. I promised myself yesterday that I would stay home if the weather wasn’t behaving itself today but that promise went out the window.
I also promised that I would treat myself to a quiet weekend; no longarm quilting. Well so far I have stuck to my no longarm quilting promise. We’ll have to wait and see if I can resist the temptation of switching my longarm quilting system on tomorrow and having a little go. There is a quilt loaded and ready to start which I’m quite excited about working on.
I’m not sure if I have posted about a class I will be teaching starting next month …..
This lovely Gingerbread Cushion class will be held on Thursday November 6th. I designed this cushion some time ago and decided to include it in my class list for this year. It’s a lovely project which includes machine appliqué and machine quilting techniques. It’s a quick fun whimsical make perfect for autumn. I can almost smell the gingerbread baking now. Mmmmmmm ….. For more info or to book this class please contact Stitchin’ Heaven on 01665 570 833.
Any day would not be complete without a little sewing. I believe there aren’t many days when I don’t either pick up a needle or turn my sewing machine on! Well today, after completing a few chores and some bit and bobs I disappeared into my sewing room and got down to the nitty gritty. I must admit that by the time I started I didn’t have much energy left but I did manage to do a little something. Have a look at what’s on my design wall at the moment …..
Isn’t he handsome? His name is Mr. Chillingsworth and he was designed by Echo Park Paper for Andover. He doesn’t talk back and he doesn’t eat much. I really enjoyed my date with Mr. Chillingsworth today so I think I do it again tomorrow with his twin. I spent a little time squaring off two Chillingsworth panels and framed them with black fabric. Tomorrow I will add another frame. And perhaps make up one or two spacer blocks. This quilt top needs to be a double. So I think it will take me a while to meet that challenge; especially if I’m only spending one hour now and again on this job. I think this quilt is going to be fun to quilt. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this spooky project.
Well it’s been a good weekend in happy longarm quilter land so far. We’ve had a little preview of the sun this afternoon. After the soggy weather we had this morning I didn’t think we’d see the sun at all today. Tomorrow I look forward to having another quiet date with Mr. Chillingsworth and his twin. I have no doubt I will be recording ideas in my notebook this evening about how and what to add to Mr. Chillingsworth to make him even more handsome.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing some blocks and making notes. I hope you have a super cosy autumn evening doing something you really enjoy. Don’t forget there’s only 81 sleeps until Christmas. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥