Let’s not save our treasured fabrics for Sunday Best. You might think my opening statement is a little strange but it’s relevant to what’s been happening in happy longarm quilter land today. Have you got a treasured Jelly Roll that you have been saving for best? Do you pull out that Jelly Roll now and again and look at it and dream about what you could make with said Jelly Roll …..
Well you’re not alone. I have several Jelly Rolls that I have purchased over the years and I have put them away until I come up with a special project. I’m saving them for Sunday Best. I find it very hard to crack open a Jelly Roll. It looks so lovely rolled up and tied with a ribbon that I have to psyche myself up to open it and use it. I wonder if there’s medication to cure this affliction. It’s time to use our Sunday Best.
I spent all day yesterday in the company of like-minded ladies at Stitchin’ Heaven. We worked on learning how to do Japanese Meshwork.
We pressed, rotary cut and sewed lovely fabrics. And then we started working on the meshwork …..
I was in such good company that the day just flew by. No sooner did we settle down to work that the day was over. In between starting and finishing we chatted about all kinds of things. The current events reported in the news lately make great topics of conversation. And of course we had so many laughs.
So I guess that’s another week of 2015 done and dusted. Time is just flying by. I’m trying to use up my free time wisely but taking time to breathe is important as well. I didn’t get a chance to breathe today. I did quite a lot today but I don’t seem to have much to show for it. I popped over to the supermarket and did several loads of wash. And I stepped into my sewing room for a couple of hours and worked on bordering up my own Japanese Meshwork panel from yesterday and I pieced another Oval Dresden Plate to make sure that the templates work. Now that I tested my templates twice I can start writing instructions for my Oval Dresden Plate Table Runner class next month. Here’s my sample which I am currently hand quilting.
I usually add machine quilting to my projects just to save time but as this particular project has a bit of a vintage feel to it I decided that some simple hand quilting would look nice. And besides a change is nice.
It’s been a good week in my little work. I’ve worked on a variety of projects and spent time with like-minded people. It’s really starting to feel like spring in my little corner of the northeast of England. The Snowdrops and Crocuses are in bloom and the days are definitely getting longer. I wonder if summer is going to pass us by.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will doing some hand quilting. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until your read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥