Well that’s another weekend almost done and dusted. It’s been a great weekend in my little world. I spent loads of time working out what I want to teach next year. I have come up with so many ideas for classes that I don’t think there will be enough days in the year to teach them all. So now I am in the process of choosing the best projects to dedicate myself to.
Speaking of notebooks, does anyone else record their ideas and thoughts, to-do lists and accomplishments in a notebook? I even doodle Freemotion Quilting designs in my notebook. My brain is working all the time and if I don’t write down my ideas I forget them. So I always have my book and a pen close to hand. I am slowly learning to take photos using my phone of things that inspire me. It’s taken me a long time but I’m finally learning to use the features of my simple technology. As the year is coming to an end so is my notebook. So I went searching for a new one to start the New Year off fresh. I found this notebook which I made a cover for ages ago and I’m going to use it. I think I must have been saving it for Sunday best. Well Sunday has arrived folks.
Over the next couple of weeks, the festive weeks, I will be preparing samples. And that’s exactly what I have been doing today. I tend to do all the prep work in daylight and then I sit quietly in the evening and do the hand stitching. Yes my friends, I am like millions of other crafty women who cannot just sit doing nothing in the evening. To me there’s nothing better than watching mindless TV and hand stitching. Bedtime arrives all too soon when your hands and your mind are busy. Here are a few tools I have been using this weekend …..
It amazes me how little equipment you really need to make a few dozen blocks. As for fabric, well I have plenty of that in my stash.
Do you know what this is? …..
Well it’s a Magic Seam Guide. This wee brass wheel helps you add a 1/4” seam allowance. And I used mine yesterday while I was playing with curved pieces which I needed to add an accurate seam allowance to. It’s the old fashioned simple tools that are priceless. This simple tool costs less than £2.00 here in the UK.
I wrapped up all the longarm quilting last week. There’s just one quilt left to hand over. So I am free to come and go as I please this week. One thing is for sure; I won’t be hanging around the shops. I don’t think I can face the crowds, traffic jams or people coughing and snotting all over me. Perhaps I’ll do a bit of baking. And maybe I will watch my Breaking Bad box set while doing some stitching. It will be nice not to be on the clock in the morning.
So it’s been a pretty quiet weekend at happy longarm quilter manor. My little Maisie has kept me company while my Sarah stepped out for a spot of retail therapy but mostly we were all together doing our own thing under the same roof.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be joining some 2” quarter square triangle blocks to form bigger 6” blocks. I love seeing a project come together. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something festive. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥