I’ve been busy trying to juggle things in my life the last couple of weeks. What with family and work and studies, I have had very little time to do as much quilting as I would like. I have been able to complete something small things. I have completed at least the small stitchery in BOM 3 of It’s Time for Christmas. It’s a lovely little basket full of candy.
I’ve also had to catch up with another BOM I’m doing – Welcome to the North Pole. I have done two blocks – The Marble House and the Sleigh Shed. Some I have not completed the later though.
I also been trying to complete a few more things and working on a few more…just need more times in the day. Holidays are coming up for me so I should be able to do some more.
I’ve been trying to get some things finished this week. Have I achieved that – well in part yes. I have just got to put the handles on my Doctor’s Bag and then I’ll have a new work bag. It should be big enough to put my cup, my workbelt, some food, keys, mobile phone and my stethoscope. Should be big enough. Oh and I love the fabric – French General which I got from Quiltopida!Designs and the pattern was designed by Joy’s Patch.
As I had Sunday off, I went to Craft Alive in Wodonga. Lots of quilts around and I brought some more buttons for Welcome to the North Pole and some fabrics. I was so happy to find a layer cake by moda called Sakura Park which is the one my daughter wanted and I also got a pattern to use for the jelly roll that I had already found in the same range from Katie’s Patchwork Pack. I also found a quilt that I wanted but as luck might have it I didn’t have enough money but grabbed a business card and will be getting that quilt. While looking around, you’ll never guess who I ran into – Rosalie Quinlan and I asked her to help me to select my fabric for Scandinavian Rose. Made it so much easy to have the designer there but I didn’t feel pushed into buying what was chosen. I’m very happy with the range though we have chosen.
Now to cut some more fabric and do some studying….oh and do my tax (yuck!!!)
This week with trying to juggle work commitments, I went to two classes – one was a quilt as you go and the other was Christmas in July.
This quilt I started at Whatever Whereever, a local quilt shop. Helen was running a class to learn how to quilt as you go. I used French General Espirit de Noel. I was very happy with the start of my quilt. It looks very good if I say myself.
Later this week, I went to Christmas in July run by The Christmas Beetle where Gail Pan from Gail Pan Designs where I went to the trunk show and a stitchery workshop. As you can gather, the theme was Christmas. I’ve just stated mine and I hope to have them finished before Christmas. We had lovely cakes which had little birds on them made by Lana The Cake Lady, pumpkin soup and chicken and vegetable soup. I brought some patterns and more fabrics. I can’t wait for it to do another class – maybe attend a retreat. If you can recommend one let me know…..