Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. It’s been one of highs and lows for this happy longarm quilter. You can tell things are winding down now. The retail park car parks are absolutely full of cars and people are getting grumpy. For a lot of people panic has set in because they left everything to the last minute!!!
I woke up before it was even daylight today. I’m the type of person who gets up in the morning and starts the day before there’s any traffic outside! After feeding my Maisie and having a shower the sun was finally coming out to play. This is my view of the skyline this morning …..
I heard that we’re supposed to have a full moon for Christmas! That’s something that doesn’t happen every year.
Now I didn’t do any sewing today so far but I will make up for it this evening. We stepped out this morning to restock the fridge and cupboards. I was hoping to beat the crowds by setting out at 8:30 and we did! Thank goodness for that. I’m not into crowds at this time of year. I have been talking about projects I plan on working on in the new year recently and a couple of the projects consist of curved piecing. Well while tidying up a little I found a tool that I could use for curved pieced blocks called Joseph’s Coat. My friend Helen inspired me to have a go at Joseph’s Coat earlier this year when I saw her sample so I ordered the ruler/templates to get started and haven’t so far. I think this is the perfect quilt block to use up a whole lot of scraps and fat quarters that I have accumulated in my stash for the last few years. I think it’s amazing how often I am drawn to curved pieced blocks which I must admit I find quite daunting. Although the Joseph’s Coat can be machine pieced I think I will sew it by hand. I have been enjoying hand piecing clamshells lately so Joseph’s Coat blocks will be just as enjoyable once I work out a good method.
Friday and Saturday were my last classes for this year. And Sunday I had my last sewing related appointment for this year. So because I had survived year of patchwork and quilting, I decided I deserved to celebrate with this cocktail …..
Fa-la-la-la-la. It’s Christmas. I plan to spend the next couple of weeks having a nice time. I’m going to do a little light sewing. I do plan on finishing Mr. Chillingsworth the UFO. And I hope to play with Jackie the Juki up in my loft. And my Sarah has some textile homework to do. So we have lots of little bits we can keep ourselves entertained with over the festive season. Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a fab time with your friends and family. And hopefully you will have time to do a little sewing of your own. I’m going to be a little quiet over the next couple of weeks but I will post when I have something interesting to tell you all.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on clamshells. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something festive. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥