Hello my lovelies. How are you on this wintry Sunday? It’s been dark and dreary in my little corner of the northeast of England but I didn’t let that get me down. Spring will be here soon enough and I will be able to enjoy everything that spring has to offer. I can’t wait to be able to sit in the garden in the morning to have my morning tea and listen to the bird song.
So let’s rewind back to Friday which was Semi-Circle Strippy bag class day. My ladies arrived in good time and we all quickly settle down to work. Once all the rotary cutting was done the rest was relatively simple …..
My ladies worked hard and they all made great progress. I look forward to seeing all the new bags in use over the next few weeks.
When Saturday arrived, the weather dull and dreary, I ran a couple of errands with my Sarah. We topped up the contents of the fridge and purchased a few other useful bits. Including a couple of new notebooks. A girl can never have too many notebooks! Once we settled down for the duration at home we both mooched about doing bits and pieces. I loaded a quilt into my longarm quilting system …..
And played with some of the fancy stitches on my big sewing machine …..
I really enjoyed my machining session. I’m not given to using fancy stitches from my sewing machines as I do Freemotion Quilting using both my longarm and my domestic sewing machines but I thought I should lead by example and start using my sewing machines a little more. So I went on to having another machining session this morning …..
These dark practise pieces with be turned into something however I need to make a couple more panels to complete the job. You might not be able to tell but as well as using my fancy stitches I was also testing rayon thread. I have oodles of thread that I have be stock piling for ages to use in just such a project.
Along with my domestic sewing machining session I went on to doing some longarm quilting as well. I need to have this particular project finished including the binding and label by the end of the week. So I jumped at the chance to get the ball rolling this morning. This one is a custom job which I think will take another couple of sessions …..
This one is called One Row at a Time. It’s the sample of the row quilt which I designed for a class at Stitchin’ Heaven which starts next month. The more I quilted today the more I liked this quilt. Before we start stitching the three layers of a quilt together it looks rather flat but the minute we start adding stitches it starts coming to life. I decided to add a little extra texture to the borders this time …..
As if I don’t already have lots of projects on the go, I purchased a couple of panels of Lime Twist bunting. But don’t expect bunting from me! I have another idea for these panels. I love the cheerful colours of this fabric collection.
I did so much more over the weekend than the few bits I have listed in today’s report. To be honest I can’t remember all that I have accomplished. I have been busy as a bee. I’ve had a lovely quiet time of it. My sewing room looks like a bombs’ hit it today. Perhaps tomorrow I will take a few minutes to put a few things away. I have quite a busy week ahead of me. And my Sarah is home all week because it’s half-term break. So I hope to be able to spend a few hours with her at some point.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥