Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a great Friday. I’ve always loved Fridays. When I was younger, Friday always meant a good night out. Now that I’m grown up Fridays aren’t very different to Mondays. I think the only difference is that I don’t run as fast on the weekend. Everyone needs to pull into the slow lane now and again. It’s lovely in the slow lane, you can take your time, catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Due to circumstances beyond my control, over the last few weeks, I seem to have forgotten how to enjoy things such as snowdrops, daffodils and other signs of spring. I discovered a little clump of snowdrops in my front garden yesterday when I was out collecting litter that was blown in during the windy days. It’s a shame to miss the simple things of life.
I received a message from Susan today asking about my Quilts on the Grow project. So here’s a photo that should give you an idea how it will look once the quiltlets are joined together. Note that there are only four properly sewn together and that I have placed three other finished quiltlets around the joined ones. And also the backgrounds are different which I feel will give the project some interest.
This is the perfect stash buster project. You can either use all your favourite fabrics or all those dodgy prints you purchased over the years and can’t figure out why! I decided to cut into a Fat Quarter collection bundle which I’ve had for a while and to use up different metre lengths for the background. The best part of this particular project is that when you have joined all the quiltlets your project will be finished because all the quilting is done as you go. I’m enjoying this project. And I can’t wait to see what it will look like once it’s all done. Now that I have tried this method I would definitely consider doing it again. It’s fantastic learning new things; I’m not even going to mention the sense of accomplishment when you finish a project using a new technique.
You might remember that last week I went off to do a little messy crafting. With the help of my very creative friend Sandra on The Hill , I created this art journal page …..
Well I’ve got loads of supplies in my stash which I can use for such creations. In order to encourage myself to do more messy crafting, while I was out on my field trip with my Sarah today I purchased this scrapbook …
In which I plan to store and incorporate my art journal pages as I create them. I feel that messy crafting will inspire me to create even better and hopefully unique patchwork designs. I would love to turn my messy crafting designs into fabric projects. I have been looking for new inspiration, so let’s hope this has the desired effect.
It’s been a really good day in my little world. I thoroughly enjoyed my field trip with my Sarah. The field trip was related to Sarah’s university work report. I feel quite privileged to have been asked to help. Operation Taking Flight is going even better than I anticipated. Sarah has learned quite a lot about independent living. And I have learned a lot of myself. It’s quite amazing how inner strength kicks in when you need it. I’m learning to enjoy a little bit of independent living as well.
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 ♥ ♥