I met a unicorn! Well sort of…


It’s a public holiday here in Canberra and I have no idea what it’s for but I’m ever so grateful for the day at home with the boys. It’s amazing how one extra day of togetherness can recharge you and make you feel on top of the world. I never want to get to a point where I take having these two amazing lads in my life. They make me so happy and I find myself missing them when I’m sewing. Which has been a lot lately. But there’s worse problems to have in the world.

Can you believe it’s October? I flipped the calendar last week and my breath caught. It’s nearly Christmas and that means it’s almost 2016! Where is the time going? Part of my brain is still in June I think. I was planning on finishing out 2015 quietly. Ease off on the project, spend more time just enjoying being where I am and get my head ready for a big 2016. Seems life has other plans, and I’m learning to be ok with that. Moving the clocks forward an hour yesterday has done nothing to help me get my head around how fast the year is going. I adore daylight savings because it’s lighter for longer, but I always find the first couple of days a little off putting. Although I do take a secret thrill from getting all the way to 3pm before wanting lunch.

Last weekend we were in Sydney and I got the awesome pleasure of taking the Meadow Quilt Class with Lizzy House. It was so much fun and I’m so thankful for the experience. It was great to hang out and share some laughs with friends while learning from someone who I really admire. Lizzy was so abundantly giving with her knowledge and experience. I managed to make one block while I was in class and I’d like to make some time before the end of the year to whip some more blocks together. (And I’m not going to lie, I came straight home and bought a whole heap more Lizzy House fabric to add to my stash!)

I start teaching my classes at Hobbysew this month and I’m nervously excited about them. I’ve taught before, but not when it comes to quilting – although I’m sure teaching IT systems is a lot more stressful then teaching quilting techniques. I’m really excited about meeting new people and sharing what I’ve learned so far and learning from those that take the classes. All in all it’s going to be an amazing month chock full of creative goodness.

I hope you have a fabulous day today!



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  1. Hey Angie! Thanks for all the great info and news! You will do just fine teaching your class. As a former IT person, I can say that teaching quilting would be harder but a lot more fun!! I may have to make the pumpkin pincushion – too cute! Don’t know how you do all you do!

  2. Angie, thank you for sharing our Advent quilt! I’m so excited with how it turned out…that beautiful one is from one of our talented pattern testers (I couldn’t do it without them). Wishing you the best at your sewing class!