Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. Mine worked out a little different to what I planned but it was still a good one.
While I was mooching about doing one thing and another this morning my Sarah was doing some work toward her final art assignment of the year. In fact she’s been doing quite a lot of this type of work for weeks! I can’t believe we’re coming to the end of the study year already. I’m looking forward to viewing my Sarah’s end of year display. I’m very excited about what comes next for her. Life is one big adventure when you’re young!
So I spent most of the morning delivering finished quilts and collecting quilts to be longarm quilted. By the time I got home and had a bit of lunch and taxied Sarah to her friends’ house there wasn’t much time left before it would be time to make an evening meal. So instead of longarm quilting I disappeared into my sewing room with the intention of tidying up. Well, that didn’t happen because I got distracted and layered a Whimsy mini quilt instead …..
And when I finished pinning everything so it was smooth I pulled all the pins out and marked the little quilt in readiness for hand quilting. While I was looking for scraps of wadding and suitable backing fabric I found enough for two blocks and went on to layer up the next mini Whimsy in the series. I plan on quilting the four different blocks in different ways. The mini spring Whimsy will be quilted by hand but the mini summer will be done by machine. I haven’t decided how I will approach the other two seasons yet.
During a conversation I had today I was reminded that life is so fast and so often we get stuck on the hamster wheel of life. With summer just around the corner I’m hoping to get off the hamster wheel just as I have done for the last few years; slow down and take time to smell the flowers. Look and listen to the birds in the garden and step out and enjoy things that I have never enjoyed before. Make the most of each day because you just don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I think we should all take time to be good to ourselves. For me, being good to myself, can be something as simple as treating myself to a new notebook and pen. Or just sitting quietly drawing a new appliqué block when I should be doing some chores. I think you should all join me and be good to yourself sometime soon.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting. And hopefully I will test another one of my finger protection products. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥