Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super weekend. I have been super busy these last few days. There have been times when I thought I would meet myself coming in the other direction!
I spent Friday with my beginners working on their beginner’s sampler quilt.
We had a super productive day. My ladies have worked hard over the last few months trying to get their blocks finished. It’s really lovely for me to see the progress from month to month. And I even got to see a couple of finished projects that Jackie and Moira are proudly using …..
Jackie and Moira attended my Cutting Mat Bag class at the beginning of February. I’ve also seen another of the finished bags …..
This one belongs to Sue who sent me a photo by text last week. Technology can be a challenge for me but I finally worked out how to get the photo from my phone to my laptop. I struggled for a while but I was determined that I wasn’t going to be beaten. Determination can take you to places you never thought you’d go. FYI all my classes are held at Stitchin’ Heaven. for a little peek at what’s coming up soon click here.
Saturday was much the same as Friday only much busier. My Saturday beginners have also been working really hard to finish their blocks. And the progress is fantastic. Unfortunately I only took one photo on Saturday and it wasn’t even of my beginners beavering away. It was so busy that I didn’t even think of taking photos until after it was too late. I will try to remedy that next month.
I have another finished project to show you this evening. This project was finished by Barbara who attended my Semi-Circle Strippy Bag class last week. And this is how Barbara’s bag looks now …..
I love the bright cheerful fabrics Barbara used. And she did an excellent job. Barbara knows her way around a sewing machine and so I think the project wasn’t daunting. Once again it was great for me to see the finished article.
I promised myself that today would be a mooching around day. I had decided that I wasn’t going to work on samples today. Which I didn’t but I spent the whole morning writing instructions for part 1 and 2 my One Row at a Time Quilt. Then I disappeared into the kitchen and made a pot of soup. My friend Sue suggested a simple recipe for a soup she thought we might like and I made it and it was delicious. It warmed me thru on this cold wintry day.
Have you ever wondered how people create projects? Well I don’t know how anyone else goes about it but I can tell you how I get started. First of all something will trigger an idea. And I ponder the idea and I work out how I can develop said idea further. I think about what fabrics I could use to bring the idea to fruition. And somewhere in between all that thought I sit down with pencil, rulers and whatever other tool I need to get the idea recorded on paper.
Once the idea is on paper it becomes more real. I can really visualise what the project is going to look like. Once the idea is recorded I start getting excited and can’t wait to start the prep work.
I drew four new blocks this afternoon and I can’t wait to get started on piecing them but I have a few things to finish first.
Well it’s been a really busy weekend but also very satisfying. I wish I could report that I have finished something wonderful over the weekend but I can’t. Tomorrow is another day though. After consulting my diary I see that my week is full to the brim with all sorts of things to do. We’ll just have to see how much gets done.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on hexies and hopefully relaxing in readiness for the busy week ahead. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥