Hello my lovelies. Have you all had a busy week? As the end of the year and the festive season approaches the days seem to speed up. I know that there are still 24 hours in a day only the hands on the clock seem to be moving much more quickly. This past week is a whirlwind and a distant memory for me.
I did some longarm quilting and loads of work on next years’ projects. I went on to teach a couple of classes at Stitchin’ Heaven and all of a sudden the work week is finished! Yesterday was the first of the Christmas Surprise classes and we had a super time. I can’t show you what we worked on because it will spoil the surprise for those taking the class in the weeks ahead. However I can show you a bit of progress on Marion’s Beginner’s Sampler Quilt and her Festive Whimsy Quilt. Have a look at this …..
MARION’S BEGINNER’S SAMPLER QUILT
MARION’S FESTIVE WHIMSY
I spent the day in the company of our Friday Beginner’s Sampler Quilt class. Our numbers have grown such that there weren’t many spare seats. And I was so busy that I completely forgot to take any progress report photos. Mick kept us hydrated with hot drinks and fed us delicious biscuits. We had several holidaymakers pop in to have a look around and to stock up on lovely fabric. And as usual I tried to be on my best behaviour. All-in-all it was a good day. It amazes me how little time it takes for my students to get into the groove. They soon learn the steps taken to piece a block. They quickly learn to read pattern diagrams. And I quickly discovered that for quite a lot of beginners the most difficult part of piecing blocks is choosing fabrics. I ended the day with a sense of accomplishment; it’s not that I managed to piece a block or choose the perfect fabrics for a block but that somehow I could get the message across to several ladies and put them on the track to patchwork and quilting. And something that really impresses me is of all the ladies that kept me company today there was only one using a sewing machine. Going back to basics is really refreshing. And I know I have said it many times before but less really is more.
So it’s been a really good productive week for this very happy longarm quilter. Tomorrow is another Christmas Surprise class and Sunday I’m going to put my feet up and have some proper me time. Monday will be here soon enough so I will definitely need to recharge my battery ready for another big week ahead.
So for this evening, this very longarm quilter will be doing some very enjoyable stitchery work. I hope you have a super cosy weekend doing something you love. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥