Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all enjoying the festive season. The happy longarm quilter girls have been having a lovely quiet catch up time. We did all the normal stuff that everyone does like buy far too much food, although I must admit I have been much more restrained than in previous years. We watched loads of mindless TV and lounged around planning our next moves. We spent a bit of time in the loft operating Jackie the Juki …..
My Sarah and I both had a go at stitching. I can report that this machine works rather well for the moment. The tension issues so far are pretty much non-existent which is unheard of when you first start using a new longarm system! My brilliant Sarah has also joined me in the loft to shift furniture, books and other
junk bric-a-brac that we can’t face parting with. We can now go upstairs to do some longarm quilting without staring at piles of mess! It’s much easier to be creative in an orderly room than a messy one.
Over the last week or so I have dragged out a couple of UFOs. The first is Mr. Chillingsworth …..
I finally got around to making and attaching some simple scrappy pieced borders. I simply used up whatever leftovers I had and had a great time making it up and I went along. As you can see the quilt top is now loaded into my longarm quilting system and I hope to get started tomorrow.
The next UFO is a simple Clamshell project which I started some months ago. Over the last couple week or so I have multiplied by four and added some simply borders using fabric from my stash. It measures approximately 60” square and once it’s quilted it will make a great throw. I’m thinking that a Baptist Fan quilting design might be just the design for this quilt.
After finishing two UFO quilt tops I decided to move onto another long running UFO; my red hexagons. I’m sure I have been working on this one for at least 5 years. Well now I am determined to get it finished because I think once it’s finished it will be a lovely.
There’s been a lot of mindless TV shows to keep me company while I have worked on my UFOs over the last week or so. I always stitch better when there’s something entertaining on in the background.
For anyone who might be wondering, my little corner of the northeast of England has not been flooded due to the storms which have hit the north of England quite hard lately. My thoughts are definitely with all those who live in the northwest and struggling with water damage. I can’t think of anything worse to be dealing with any time of year but especially at Christmas.
So the last week or so have been lovely in happy longarm quilter land. For the most part we have tried to stay out of the shops and away from the crowds. It’s been quite relaxing; perfect for recharging the batteries that have been running low. I have concentrated my energies finishing up projects rather than planning new ones. And while finishing up I have found inspiration in those old projects.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥