In order to get control of life and the impulse to run off the track rather than face the train of commitments looming on the near horizon I checked my sewing machine in for a service. There! That ought to control me. The kids schedule takes over any remaining impulses to create so now we can only rub our hands together hoping that we haven't forgotten anything...or at least anything important regarding Kaffe and Brandon (note the first name basis as if we are best friends...) visiting next week for the workshop and lecture.
If you have been practicing restraint and haven't booked in for the slide show and lecture you still can. We have some seats left but there will NOT be tickets available at the door so if you are interested let us know in advance. Here are a few images to get you thinking...
sorry about the sad setting but we had no where to shoot this but my backyard...just kidding.
It has been great fun watching everyone get their fabrics gathered for the workshop. John is booked to take photos so we'll keep you posted next week!
As for our own little group of shop artists, there has been some great progress in our beginner group. While Sarah and I side step into hand piecing we still enjoy the journey of those just now embarking on their patchwork experience. Our first ever true beginners' class, taught by Florence, has settled into a nice pace. Florence is loving her girls and here's why:
This is Dorothy's first quilt! She ambitiously chose Fanciful Flowers, then without batting an eye chose all different colours and now, four lessons later look what she has accomplished! The achievements in the class have been outstading. In the quilting department (another FIRST quilt by Ashleigh)...
Cathy practicing her cutting skills! They are both doing the Bless You pattern with different fabrics.
Helen isn't pictured because she had to go and have a baby!!!! last Monday and miss class! I think we'll let her off the hook this time and send our loving congratulations to her on her new baby boy.
Next we have Debbie who is proudly displaying her first hand pieced blocks.
Debbie has been my loyal sports mom friend for the last few years. After hours of cricket and rugby she finally stopped watching and jumped in the game! What a thrilling conversion...hey hey hey, that's a rugby term!!! This is what Debbie and I are usually watching, the St Aloysius rugby team running on the field.
Thrills all around for everyone! There is a little dog jumping up and down in my heart at the moment enjoying the thrill of it all! more, more and more later k.