One more day to go and October is finished! Woohoo. Another day closer to Christmas! We’ve had four seasons in my little corner of the northeast of England. We started off cold and wet first things this morning and then it warmed up like summer. The sunshine came out to play mid-afternoon. And we ended on a cloudy note; I have no doubt it will rain this evening. So we have about covered everything in one day.
While the weather was going thru its full range I spent most of the day in my sewing room doing various jobs. I kicked off the day with a bit of a printing job …..
And then moved onto working on Rachel’s quilt …..
And I carried on until the job was done. Rachel picked a quilting design called Sparkle by Patricia Ritter and I stitched it in a nice fine rich sand thread which blends beautifully with Rachel’s fabrics. I’m sure she will love this quilt.
The postman brought me a squishy parcel yesterday …..
This parcel is from Pat who has been reading my blog for years. After reading one of my posts a few weeks ago Pat decided that she would make some blocks, 25 blocks to be precise for Quilts for Comfort. Thank you Pat, I’ll make sure these lovely blocks get turned into a fab quilt and I’m sure the recipient of this quilt will love it. It always amazes me how kind and generous people can be.
After yesterday’s squishy parcel, today it seems the parcels just kept coming. First, this one was collected from the post office depot by hubby because we missed it yesterday …..
Over the past year or so I have been collecting tweed because I want to do some woolly appliqué. I love all things Sue Spargo style hence the tweed. I’m going to enjoy my collection of tweed sometime soon. Now if I could just make a little time to have a go that would be brilliant.
And now for the last parcel …..
I love my new ankle shoes. I suppose I could call them boots. They’re not super trendy but it’s what I have been trying to hunt and gather for months. Last spring I got it into my head that I needed desert boots. And these are perfect. From the minute I put them on I knew we were going to be BFFs. I think Elvis would have been proud of me. Do you love shoes too?
My day started just after 6am. I had so many things I wanted to get done and I’m very pleased to tell you that I did everything on my list and more. Three loads of washing, longarm quilted one quilt, a printing job for tomorrow’s Freemotion Quilting Sampler class, playing with a pile of tweed and I finished the day by spiral binding the printing job. Woohoo. It’s been a good day in my little world. My feet never crossed the threshold. I guess that’s why I got so much done. I wonder how much more stuff I can get done this evening?
So for this evening, this very happy longarm will try to relax by joining a few hand pieced blocks. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you as happy as I am. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥