Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab-u-lous day. I’m sure quite a few of you are getting ready to go off on your annual holiday. I know one or two of you will be jetting off to my native land, Canada. If you’re visiting Canada this summer please let me know where in Canada you’re going by posting a comment.
I didn’t do any longarm quilting today. However I did load Lesley’s quilt in my longarm system. This is Lesley’s first ever quilt. Lesley patiently attended my beginner’s sampler class for a good while. I watched Lesley learn new skills and her confidence soar from month to month. She’s got a great eye for colour. Lesley has decided that she’s going to throw caution to the wind and start choosing bolder colours for future projects. Lesley has demonstrated to me how much braver she is now with her choice of fabrics for her Four Season Whimsy. If all goes well I plan on quilting Lesley’s quilt tomorrow.
After dropping Maisie off at the grooming parlour this morning we went on to run a couple of errands. My Sarah needed some hangers from Ikea for her end of year display at college. Running and errand also included a cuppa at one of the better known coffee shops. My coffee and cake went down really well. We had a difficult time finding Sarah’s hangers although the store’s inventory showed there were 500 in stock. In the end we managed to find them. So once Sarah has painted them up they will look great with her work hanging from them. Opening night is Tuesday June 23. Things will be a little fraught in my home until then ;-(
After yesterday’s big quilting job I didn’t have the energy to work another quilt today but I couldn’t justify just sitting around. So I dragged out a scrap bin and started organising a wee bit.
I pulled different fabrics out and pressed them. And before I even made a dent in the bin I decided I needed to do some piecing. I quite often start tidying and get distracted. I haven’t pieced much of anything using my machine in a long time. So I pieced one block. I feel the need to try new Freemotion Quilting techniques using different designs and perhaps different threads. I picked a simple log cabin because if I keep the background simple I can embellish using something more exciting. All the scraps I processed today only helped the lid to sit better on the bin! There are still loads of scraps left to be used up. If only I had more energy and more hours in the day.
So it’s been a busy day in my little world. I’ve done this and that but nothing of any great importance except for loading the next quilt into my longarm system. The next couple of weeks are going to be really busy with preparing for Sarah’s end of year show, the new bath being plumbed in and hubby going back to work. My aim is to keep calm and to try to find solutions to all the problems that will surely arise. This morning I had a problem with my Kindle in that I thought I lost a whole slew of audiobooks but hubby found a drop down menu that helped locate the lost books! I was very upset to have lost my sewing room entertainment. Technology was sent to try me.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥