Hello my lovelies. How are you on this second day of 2015? Have you gone back to work yet? I spent a good part of my day in my sewing room working on something nice. I managed to complete 8 of 21 pineapple log cabin blocks using a pre-printed foundation. This project has now started to be fun because I’ve worked out a system. When I first started making them yesterday I felt rather cack-handed. Now that I have worked out a system the rest of the blocks will probably work up faster.
Something else that I started working on just before I started making my evening meal …..
This project is three simple blocks which will be joined to make a table runner and then be used as a sample for a Freemotion Quilting class soon. Not only is this project simple to piece but it will look fab once it is machine quilted. I hope to post more progress on this project soon.
I’ve mentioned that I am not setting any resolutions this year. Well it seems that plenty of you are not making New Year resolutions either. I think that’s really the way to go because making a resolution which you can’t fulfil is simply adding pressure; also it makes us feel bad about ourselves. Why put ourselves thru that????? Perhaps we all need to make a small list of gentle goals daily or even weekly. I call mine gentle goals because none of the goals on my list are life or death things. And there’s one thing to remember; our gentle goals should be fun and informative. Trying a new technique can be a challenge but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy the journey of learning something new. And something else; it’s OK if we don’t get it perfect the first time around. So why not make a list of things you want to try this year. I have recently revisited how to make Cathedral Windows. Do you know what? I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this technique and it was much easier this time around because there was no pressure. Now I’m ready to pass on my experience sometime later this year.
Speaking about revisiting techniques, did you realise that whatever the technique, be it Japanese Folded Patchwork, Cathedral Windows or even foundation paper piecing, the best way to approach what seems like a more difficult than usual technique is in bite size pieces. Read the instructions all the way thru and then go back to the beginning and proceed step-by-step. This approach always works for me.
It’s been a pretty good day in happy longarm quilter land. I never set foot over the threshold today. I guess I will have to make up for that tomorrow. I got lots of chores done but best of all I got quite a lot of sewing done too. At the moment I have no set in stone plans for the weekend. I hope my energy levels don’t fail me and that I’m able to complete a few more things that are on my To-Do List. The list isn’t very long at the moment but I have no doubt it will grow and grow.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on some hexies. I hope you have a super cosy evening working on something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥