Having been overtaken by events in the last two weeks, I haven’t had a lot of time to do things worth blogging about…
But a few events stand out:
firstly I had a fab morning at St Dominick in Cornwall, learning to use the fabulous long arm quilting machine. Janet, of Eightmaidsaquilting, and her daughter were so welcoming and encouraging; I had a great time, and quilted the whole of my orphan-block quilt (specially made for this session) in about 2 hours. It was such good fun, and now I feel able to carry on producing large quilt tops, as I now have a way to quilt them which doesn’t involve days of backbreaking work guiding them through my home sewing machine
It was such good fun!
The other thing I did was to take part in the Wild Dart Swim, 2.5k swim and 5k run back to Totnes, also good fun; they gave me a lovely wooden medal.
Since then, in between the other stuff, I’ve made two patchwork napkins
Look how sunny it was that day!
and a zipped purse
and have started cutting and sewing blocks for a new quilt
and I made a cake for tea