Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. It’s been a lovely sunny day in my little corner of the northeast of England.
I kicked off my day by loading another quilt in my longarm quilting system …..
This one is a commissioned quilt. I took this thru the planning stage; I had help with choosing fabric and moved on thru to the piecing and now I am at the longarm quilting stage. Last evening, I tried to shop for a new quilting design but I couldn’t find anything any better than what I already have. So it be quilted using one of the design from my stash.
After loading a quilt into my longarm system I gave myself permission to play …..
I prepped some bits and gathered up thread, wool, scraps of fabric etc and just sat at my sewing machine I played until it was time for me to travel down to where my Sarah is attending university. Sarah needed a drawing board and her dad made her one so I delivered it during her lunch hour. We had a picnic in the car and a good chat and I travelled back home in good time. And I then continued to play again …..
I don’t often get a chance to play. So it was a treat. However, today’s play time is all connected to a class I will be teaching in a few weeks. Today’s play time served me well as I worked out the tension and needle type I need to use for my Inchies and Postcard class. By playing I worked out exactly how to do what I want to do and how to approach teaching it. I had so much fun and I’m sure my students are going to enjoy having a good play on the day. Using up what you’ve got on hand is brilliant and this project does just that.
So it’s been a great day in my little world. Giving myself permission to play was the best thing I did all day. I came away full of inspiration for other projects as well. I look forward to showing you my samples sometime in the next few days.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilting will be making Yo-Yos, playing with beads and buttons and anything else my little heart desires. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥