Hello my lovelies on this beautiful sunny day. It’s been a super nice day in my little corner of the northeast of England. It’s unfortunate that I spent it indoors. I’m going to make up for that tomorrow.
So it’s been a pretty busy day in happy longarm quilter land. I spent all day working on Isobel’s lovely quilt. It’s a big one and it turned out absolutely gorgeous. Isobel chose a quilting design called Plush by Hermione Agee and a lovely fine white thread. Here’s what Isobel’s quilt looks like now …..
Yesterday I boasted about a couple squishy parcels which I received. I was really surprised that the parcels arrived so quickly because I only ordered said item last week. And it was coming from America which usually takes 2-3 weeks to arrive here. I can show you today what was in the squishy parcels ……
You know how much I enjoy appliqué work. And when I report about what appliqué project I’m working on it’s generally something I have designed myself. Well now I have one that I didn’t design that I know I’m going to love working on. I’m really looking forward to start working on Bertie’s Spring Quilt. My preferred appliqué method is freezer paper but this one will be done as a raw edge appliqué and blanket stitch to secure the patches in place. It will be something totally different to what I usually work on. I’m stepping off the hamster wheel and doing something unusual that I know I will enjoy.
Now today is the five anniversary of my very first blog post! Can you imagine???? I can’t believe that I have been rambling on for five years. Goodness I went back and read my very first post and decided that I have come on in leaps and bounds as far as posting news. Sooooo as a celebration of five years I have a little giveaway planned. I have been given 3 pairs of tickets for The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham which will be held August 6-9th. So if you’re planning on attending the Festival enter the giveaway and you might win some tickets. All you have to do if leave a simple comment including what county and country you live in. I will post the Festival tickets within the UK. Now in order to make it fair for those who live in other parts of the world I will be adding another surprise prize, something from my sewing room which I will post anywhere in the world. Once again all you need to do is leave me a simple comment including what county, state or province and country you live in. I will be pulling the winning entries on Wednesday July 1st. Good luck everyone.
Over the last five years I have learned so much about the internet. When I first started posting I didn’t dare try anything complicated but nowadays I’ll try to post all kinds of different things. Sheer determination gets things done. I must admit I’m not a great writer but I do try to get my experiences across. So thank you for sticking with me over the years.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some appliqué work and perhaps I might do a little doodling. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something useful that you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥