Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super productive day. I’m still riding in the slow lane enjoying the scenery. And although I’ve been riding in the slow lane I have been quietly working on different projects. I have really been enjoying this quiet time. For some time now my life has been full of stress, so these quiet moments have been very welcome.
Patchwork and quilting is soooo good for the soul. My Sarah has spent the last few days working on charity quilts. She has longarm quilted two quilts, one of which she pieced herself and she spent today finishing off a partly pieced UFO destined for Quilts for Comfort. In between rotary cutting and pressing Sarah sat at the sewing machine adding borders to her latest masterpiece and while she sat I could hear the sewing whirring away but also I could hear her singing. Not only has she been doing something useful but she was actually enjoying the process! Once she finishes piecing this quilt she will longarm quilt it. I’m not sure how long the enthusiasm will last but for the moment I’m pleased that my Sarah is showing an interest in patchwork and quilting. I think it will help with her university work and give her more confidence.
Yesterday, I decided it was time to work on a different UFO. So I searched amongst all my different project boxes and I found exactly what I wanted. I pulled out all my drawings for my Sweet Hearts Dozen Appliqué quilt project. This is one I started some time ago but set aside in favour of getting all my day to day stuff done. All those months ago, I got quite a lot of the prep work done so it was a pleasure to jump back in to do some fine hand appliqué work. My favourite method of appliqué is the freezer paper method. Once the daytime prep work is done this method is the perfect evening armchair project. So I’m going to enjoy every minute of my Sweet Hearts Dozen project. I look forward to showing you my progress as time goes by.
The last couple of days have been pretty interesting. There have been some ups and downs but isn’t that what makes life more interesting??? I’ve had some long girly chats with my Sarah about the future. Every new day brings brand new thoughts and ideas about what life will be like in the years to come. The world is our oyster.
So for this evening, this very happy and ambitious longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥