Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super duper day. A good part of my day was spent doing coffee. Life has been quite hectic of late and so this morning I turned myself into a lady who does coffee. I usually spend most of my time living, sleeping, eating and thinking quilts and craft related stuff. So it’s no surprise that the conversation was mainly about crafty things. We did not solve all the problems of the world including world famine but we came out of the coffee shop feeling revived and filled with new inspiration, ready to face what life has to throw at us even. I came away from my coffee morning fuelled with new ideas that I hope to develop over the next year or so. It might be good to shake things up now, set new challenges that run alongside of my Operation Taking Flight.
Needless to say because I stepped out for most of the day I didn’t get to do any sewing or longarm quilting. However I do have a finish to show you. This finish will be added to my Upcoming Events & Workshops page because I will be teaching a Let’s Use Our Fancy Stitches class in March. So feast your peepers on this …..
I think this will be an interesting class for those who have not dabbled or experimented using their fancy stitches before. I very rarely use the fancy stitches on my sewing machines. In fact I don’t even use 1/3 of the fantastic features on my sewing machines. I seem to stick to straight stitching for piecing blocks and Freemotion Quilting, blanket stitching for machine appliqué and occasionally I use the zigzag stitch to finish off a fraying edge. So I’m as guilty as the next person of only using three stitches on my sewing machines! I had such a good time playing with my fancy stitches that I plan on making another sample as soon as I can squeeze it in. For more info on this project click here.
As promised yesterday, I am unveiling another of my Four Season Button Club Whimsical Applique & Stitchery quilt blocks. This one is the winter block …..
The buttons that my lovely creative friend Sandra has designed and painted really make this project special. The quilt is hanging on my design wall at the moment and every time I walk past it brings a smile to my face. I’m hoping to get a nice calm bright day soon so I can take good photos of the whole quilt. I approached this project like all the projects I work on starting with pencil and paper. Creating is an enormous part of my life. This project was so very nice to work on.
It’s been a super day in my little world. I thoroughly enjoyed stepping out this morning. My inspiration levels have jumped thru the roof and I think my pen is going to be running red hot this evening while I record all the ideas I gleaned today. All is well with the world at the moment. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on hexies in between recording ideas. I may need a new notebook soon! I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something interesting. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥