Horrific bush fires followed by some beautiful rain on drought stricken land and now the Coronavirus. We will get through this and come out well on the other side, whenever that may be.
Now, I’m into my 3rd week without classes, a very odd quite time. FaceTime and phone calls are just not quite the same as the hands on that I’m used too.
It took me a few days to get my head around the fact that I suddenly had all this spare time. Time that I didn’t have to work on all the ideas and projects that have been floating around in my head. Now! I have the time to plan and make new projects, new classes, new patterns and I’m into it.
Firstly I needed to complete a few things I had started or planed.
No 1 on my list was to make a cover for the quilting machine. From my stash I took a tub of 2 1/2” squares and started alternating colour and neutral till I got the effect I wanted. 396 squares later I’m very pleased with the end result.
There’s lots more I have been doing, but that will have to wait for another day.
Well, here we are in the second week of the new year, can you believe it!
So far I been enjoying my break, a time to relax and recharge.
However it has not been all rest, I have been working on a rather large quilt that I will reveal later. Stay tuned.
Over the past couple of days I have had one of my grand daughters (9 year old) staying with me. We decided to make some Joey pouches. So into the stash we went, set up 2 machine and in to it. All for a good cause. A couple of photos to show our progress.
It started with a workshop called “Strippy Scrappy” making the blocks and joining them together using a “Quilt as you go” technique, there were some gorgeous results.
Later in June came the Sydney Quilt and Craft Show.
I entered a quilt I made called “Sisters”. The fabrics that I used were given to me by two of my sisters, Annette and Sue, which they purchased in Japan while on a quilting tour.
On the Sunday night prior to the quilt show I received and email. This was telling me that I had won a prize, but not what the prize was. Would I be able to be in Sydney on Wednesday for the presentation – of course I was going to be there. Before I went to bed that night I had booked flights to Sydney and back for Wednesday.
At the presentation I was awarded 2nd place in the Pieced Quilt Professional category and I was over the moon.
That’s it for today, tomorrow I’ll tell you about the rest of June and beyond.