Has anyone seen the sun today? Somehow I think I might have misplaced that old sun! We’ve had a pretty wet day here in the northeast of England. All in all it’s been a pyjama/duvet day. However I have been out and about instead of hiding in my sewing room or under a duvet. Hubby will be flying off to work on Saturday so we decided to have one more session of retail therapy by visiting the Living North Christmas Fair at the Newcastle Racecourse this morning. As per usual it was rather busy and there was plenty to see. And of course I came home laden down with some lovely things. No fabric and no craft supplies.
I don’t have any sewing progress to show you today as I didn’t progress on anything except hand piecing one tiny block for Mr. Chillingsworth. Once I got home from stepping out I decided to do a printing job for a Christmas Surprise class to be held in two weeks.
You may not believe this but I purchased a wee Christmas tree today; a live potted one which I plan to adorn with a few white fairy lights and perhaps some festive baubles. The tree will reside just outside my front door for a couple weeks during the festive season. I usually purchase a poinsettia plant but I thought a wee live potted tree would make a nice change. I can’t believe there are only 48 sleeps left until Christmas. So bring on the festivities. I’m ready to party.
I have spent some time making a list of projects I want to tackle next year. I find inspiration everywhere I go and I take that inspiration and build on it. So from my list I have started gathering things to help me tackle the projects on my list. I can’t wait to get on with it but I can’t seem to get started. There just seems to be so much to do lately. So Saturday is the day. I will disappear into my sewing room and not come out until I have completed the first project I started a couple of weeks ago and have made a good start on the second of my projects. Quite a few of my projects are traditional with a modern twist. I haven’t figured out how I’m going to add a modern twist to all these projects yet but that’s the challenge. I quite like using basic techniques. Existing basic techniques are tried and tested so why re-invent the wheel if you don’t have to?
As part of Operation Taking Flight my lovely talented Sarah has been trying to find ways of supplementing her income. So she has been experimenting with resin and as such has opened an Etsy shop to sell her creations. Click here to see what she has been making lately. My kid is one clever chick; nothing fazes her and as such she’s willing to try all kinds of different artistic techniques. I would like to say that she gets that from me but I’m not sure that would be true.
Next week I’ll have some interesting news for you. Do you remember my collaboration project?
Well I think it’s about time that Carolyn and I reveal the project and what it’s all about. I’m quite excited about this one. And I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when we reveal it.
It’s been a rather nice day in happy longarm quilter land. I didn’t spend much time in my sewing room and as I’m out teaching all day tomorrow it will have to wait until Saturday. It’s alright that I didn’t spend much time in my sewing room as I have found inspiration on my travels today. It looks like my notebook will be coming out this evening so that I can record and sketch some ideas before I forget them.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be sharpening her pencil to make chicken scratch drawing and undecipherable notes of ideas gained today. I hope you have a super cosy evening in front of the fire doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥