This is what procrastination looks like today … a lovely pile of 1.5″ inch HST’s for block 50 in the City Sampler I’ve been tackling (you can see all my completed blocks on Facebook). I found a great tutorial at Sew Mama Sew for making 8 at a time which really speeds up the process. Since these are so small, I only needed 4″ squares of both fabrics to make 8 units. (This block needs 9 so I had to make 1 more.)
And what is not getting done while the HST’s are being pieced? It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend, and I have company arriving in less than 3 hours. The fridge looks quite bare. The dust is gathering in corners under the table. Laundry (dirty) is stacked in the hall. Fortunately it’s a PD day for the kids, and I have 2 happy and willing participants for all the
I had my class at The Pickle Dish yesterday … learning to long-arm quilt on a Handi-Quilter. What fun that was! Jan Kittle (the owner) is an experienced long-arm quilter, and did a terrific job showing us the ropes. There were 3 of us taking turns at free motion and pantograph quilting, with and without the stitch regulator. I also learned how to load a quilt, and am now able to rent the machine for a day to try my hand on one of my own projects.
Thank you for the kind comments on my post earlier this week. I realized after that I forgot to thank you, my readers and customers, for your part in helping my business succeed. And I am going to make amends by offering a little giveaway for an Acacia table runner kit. Just leave a comment telling me what you should be doing instead of sewing! I’ll pick a winner by random number sometime next week .
Now it’s really time for me to get to work. Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!