Hello my lovelies. Have you been enjoying some festive fun this weekend? Well I’ve had another quiet weekend. Really lovely. On Saturday my Sarah and I put a few festive decorations up in our sitting room. And today while Sarah braved the city centre for a spot of shopping I designed a quilt for next year’s classes. I’m very pleased to say that I managed to finish the design from start to finish. Designing a whole quilt in one session is pretty rare for me. I have chosen the background fabric and I plan on using fabric from my stash for the rest. Tomorrow I start piecing the blocks. Hopefully the quilt top will be ready by New Years. So Moira if you’re reading this post, your request for a specific project is in the pipeline.
My To-Do List is getting shorter with each passing week. I have done quite a lot of tasks related to Christmas over the past week or so. My longarm quilting work list is almost finished and I can count on one hand how many classes I will teach before Christmas. So I will soon be able to get the party started.
On Friday I taught a few ladies at Stitchin’ Heaven to make my Gingerbread cushion.
Here they are concentrating on the job …..
We drank coffee and ate lots of treats. I didn’t have much time to fondle fabric so I came home empty handed. That’s pretty rare. Maybe it’s not a bad thing as I should really use up what I have at home. Here’s what greeted me on my arrival at Stitchin’ Heaven …..
Nice festive wreath wouldn’t you say. In keeping with the festive season I would like to make a couple of Christmas patchwork stockings to hang on each side of my fireplace mantel. I think some strippy or crazy techniques would be just great. I could use up some of my scraps and do some Freemotion Quilting. And that would look great in my sitting room. I wonder if I will find anything in my stockings on Christmas morning other than a piece of coal???? I’ll let you know if I manage to make the stockings and if so whether I’ll found anything in them on Christmas morning. Either way I will enjoy making the stockings and they will look great hanging in my sitting room.
So you remember this tree from last week?
Well this is what it looked like on Friday …..
I didn’t get a photo of it lit at the end of the day but trust me it looked lovely twinkling in the dark. Everywhere I go I see festive signs. And until yesterday there was nothing festive in my house. I’m up and down about Christmas this year. I’m almost ready but I don’t believe it. I keep thinking I’ve forgotten something. Perhaps that’s because I decided not to send Christmas cards this year. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if I have indeed forgotten something.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be sorting out fabric and drawing the outline of a Christmas stocking. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something really festive. Until you read me again,
Happy festive stitching. ♥ ♥