Hello my lovelies. It’s been another super day in my little corner of the northeast of England. The sun was shining and the warmth is so welcome right about now. The downside of this time of year is that the tree pollen count shoots right up making life a little miserable for those who suffer from allergies. I used to suffer from allergies something fierce but for some unknown reason I’m not as sensitive to tree pollen as I used to be.
I stepped out first thing this morning for a haircut. I love the feeling of freshly cut hair. It makes me feel like a new woman. I’m all tidy and ready to face the world until I have my next haircut.
Over the last couple of weeks and while things have been falling into place without too much effort, I’ve had occasion to gather with groups of like-minded people to put the world to rights and sometimes do a little sewing. We’ve chatted about all the latest news including the inferno raging in and around Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada which is very troubling. And we’ve also had some laughs which takes our thoughts away from all the awful stuff going on all around the world. In my 50 something years on earth, I have discovered that having a laugh once in a while is the best medicine for what ails you. So go ahead my friends, cut loose and have a good laugh. You’ll see that it makes everything better.
Yesterday I loaded a quilt in my longarm quilting system which I was hoping to work on sometime over the next few days. Well today was as good a day as any. So I chose a thread, white, which is the background fabric colour. Then I had to choose a quilting design. Well that wasn’t so easy because I have a quite a few to choose from. I looked thru my catalogue twice and finally I made a decision; Saffron Blossom by Apricot Moon was the one. I’m glad I chose it because I think it looks pretty good on this cheerful quilt top.
It’s been a great day in my little world. I’m thrilled with my longarm quilting effort. I have two more quilt tops to quilt for Quilts for Comfort. Once all three quilts are done I will find something in my stash to bind all the quilts in one go. The best part of working on any quilt is adding the binding and the quilt label. That’s when you get a real sense of accomplishment. For today, I’m just pleased to have been able to finish the quilting on the first of three quilt tops.
I would like to say that my thoughts are with all the residents Fort McMurray who have had to evacuate their homes. I hope that the wildfires are extinguished soon and that somehow all the residents find a way to rebuild their lives in good time. I’m sure it’s a very difficult time for them all.
So for this evening, this very happy and ambitious longarm quilter will be working on another Quilts on the Grow block. I hope you have a super cosy springtime evening doing something you truly love to do. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥