Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a lovely summery day. The weather in happy longarm quilter land was dark and drizzly this morning. So while I was waiting for Ann to pop in to collect her four finished quilts and while I was loading the next quilt in my longarm system I pretended I was hanging out in my sunny beach hut. I must admit that while it was overcast this morning it was cool and comfortable in my sewing room.
I loaded Josie’s quilt in readiness to start stitching on Thursday. Josie’s quilt is a gift to her granddaughter. The fabrics Josie used are lovely and cheerful. I look forward to getting started on Thursday.
After lunch I spent another chunk of time drawing the last block (number 13) for my Sweetheart’s Dozen. I
watched listened to a couple of episodes of Grace Point. I watched the British version called Broadchurch so I know the story. It seemed so strange to listen to David Tenant speak with an American accent! The show didn’t inspire me to draw but it certainly kept me company while I did.
Once I drew the block I traced the shapes onto freezer paper, cut the shapes out and ironed them onto the chosen fabric …..
All the fabric shapes have been cut out and ready to turn over the freezer paper. I hope to get that done this evening. I can’t wait to see the first block come to life! It’s one thing to draw a block but I won’t know if it really works until the paper drawing has been transformed into a fabric version. It is very exciting to see my design coming to life.
It’s been a good day in my little world. I got quite a lot more done than I thought I would. And once the sun burned thru the clouds I felt so much more enthusiastic. I’m hoping for reasonably good weather for tomorrow. My Sarah and I will be stepping out for a sewing session connected to my favourite charity tomorrow. And perhaps we’ll visit the supermarket on the way home. Mother Hubbard’s cupboards are looking a wee bit empty.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some appliqué prep work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,