Hello my lovelies. What’s up in your part of the world today? Have you had a chance to do a little sewing? So far I’ve done very little sewing today but I’m going to make up for that this evening and tomorrow.
Here’s the little bit of sewing I did first thing this morning before heading out for my hunting and gathering trip. I simply secured the leaves to my Seasonal Wreath …..
I love my little wreath. I know exactly where I’m going to hang it once I have taught my class at Stitchin’ Heaven. It’s not too late to book yourself in for the class on Friday September 25th. It’s a fun project which you can adapt for any season or occasion once you learn the basic techniques.
I often post about the projects I work on and sometimes my efforts aren’t perfect. I must admit that there was a time when I worried about not being perfect but nowadays I realise that every time we create something we learn. With every project we improve our skills and we take our ideas even further. We are our own worse critics when it comes to handcrafted goodness. Accepting our work, warts and all, is the best and possibly the most important skill we can learn while keeping in mind that we improve with age and experience! So my friends, show us what you’ve been working on without fear. You never know, you might just inspire someone else to have a go.
After having said all that, Fran attended my Japanese Folded Patchwork class in July and here’s a photo of her completed bag …..
Fran quite often shares her progress with me. And it makes me so happy to see what other quilt makers are working on. It spurs me on to finish UFOs and move onto other interesting projects. Well done Fran. Keep up the great work.
I’m in need of your help today. I would like to know what we call a group of quilt makers; what is the collective noun for a group of quilt makers. As an example of what I’m talking about; a murder of crows or a parliament of owls, a pod of dolphins and so on. Does anyone have any idea or do you have a suggestion. I Googled it and came up with nothing. Here’s a list of collective nouns, which I found on the internet, that you might be interested in. I’m hoping someone will have a really good suggestion for a collective noun for a group of quilt makers which will then bring inspiration.
During and in-between everything I try to accomplish from week to week I squeeze in other projects. These projects are usually just to give me a sense of satisfaction for myself. And sometimes a challenge comes about that I feel the need to meet. So I have been approached to work on another special project. And so my creative friend Sandra and I kicked off the process yesterday by purchasing fabric. This afternoon I starched and pressed a few fat quarters. Tomorrow I hope to start the rotary cutting. It’s not a super complicated quilt block design but I’m sure the recipient will be very happy with whatever quilt I produce. Here’s my selection of fabric …..
I would like to thank my friend Sandra and Hilary and Jane of High Street Quilting for their help in choosing fabrics for this special quilt. I will be back with a progress report sometime in the near future. And perhaps I’ll post about how I choose my colour palette when I start working on a new project.
I saw an advert on the TV yesterday advertising that the first episode of Downton Abbey Series 6 will air on Sunday September 20th here in the UK. I’m looking forward to seeing what this last series has in store for us. I promise that I won’t spoil it for those of you who will not be seeing it until next year.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some hand quilting. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you thoroughly enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥