I had a great weekend, I hope you did too. I spent it with my boys and then on Saturday night I spent it with @skyberries and @pinkyquilts doing a virtual sewing circle and running commentary on the Royal Wedding. It was fabulous. I’m a sucker for a royal anything and I really loved the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markles. I thought the inclusion of the gospel choir and the sermon given by Michael Curry was inspired. (In our current climate any message on love, compassion, tolerance, inclusion and understanding should be shouted from every roof top.) I loved her simple and understated dress (although I would love to see up close detail of the lace in the veil), I loved all the uniforms and clerical vestments (all that skill in the tailors and seamstresses!), I loved the flowers and I loved celebrity spotting.
I managed to get in 3+ hours of sewing on Saturday night and it was brilliant. I tackled triangles which hasn’t gone 100% right, but it’s all part of learning and developing. I’m planning on doing it again so there’s some great lessons about things I’d do differently the second time around. I’m really enjoying being back in the sewing space and just having fun. I’ve been solidly working away on work stuff, but without the panic and pressure that I’ve had the past 2 years. In between I’ve been having fun doing things that I want to do without any pressure. I’m loving it. It’s reminding me of what it was like when I first started sewing.
We’ve got a big week of appointments this week. I find it hard to remain positive about losing sewing and work times to appointments, but this week I will be different. I’ve got my appointment with my surgeon and so I’ll finally have a surgery date locked in and I’m both nervous as all get out and excited to think that my troublesome lady bits will be removed. Then it’s just a couple of months of recouping before I can really get back into things. It’s exciting and I’m very thankful for our health care system. I guess I’d better stop procrastinating and get on with the day! Wishing you a fabulous week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
CLOSES 31 MAY! #100Days100Blocks2018 is less than 100 days away and this year I’d like to use the event to help those that are starting out in our creative industry. If you’re a small business owner, pattern designer, author, podcaster, blogger in the creative industries then this is the opportunity for you. I’m offering free daily sponsorship spots (sponsorship of this event is normally something you’d have to purchase) to help promote those that are helping our industry stay alive and grow by going into business. If you’ve got something you’d like to promote then register your interest by clicking here. If you have any questions about being involved in this event simply drop me an email and we can talk it through. I want to use this platform to help give you a voice and see our industry flourish.
This trip around the world quilt by Lindsey of Pen and Paper Patterns has me considering making one of these quilts for the first time ever. This tutorial by Bonnie Hunter is a great way to make this quilt quickly! Click here to read more.
Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew has a fabulously quick tutorial for making a Strip and Flip quilt. Perfect for those jelly rolls you have hidden in your stash. Click here to read more.
Melissa from Happy Quilting has a tutorial for the Shine Quilt over at Moda Bake Shop. Click here to read more.
Fat Quarter Shop has a super tutorial on making a Jelly Roll Twist quilt. So simple, yet so effective. Click here to read more.
Another Jelly Roll friendly quilt from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. I’m so addicted to this pattern at the moment. Click here to read more.
Have you seen the prizes on offer for the #100Days100BlocksFinishalong? There’s not a massive amount of people participating and there’s still time to join in so you stand a pretty good chance of winning one of these!
- $200 Voucher for Quilting Services from Driftwood Quilting, and
- $30 Gift Certificate to The Modern Sewist.
To be eligible for these prizes you must follow @DriftwoodQuilting and @TheModernSewist on instagram, tag your photos with the event hashtag (#100Days100BlocksFinishalong) and post the three required photos within the event timeframe. To find out more click here.
Click here to shop with Driftwood Quilting.
Click here to shop at The Modern Sewist.
Have you got an event, a charity drive, a pattern release, a class schedule or something else that you think my community would be interested in hearing about? Why not drop me a line and let me know – I’d love to share it with my readers. Click here to email me.
- The fabulous Lucy from Charm About You has released a new mini quilt pattern, Trenton Block. It’s an old school quilt block which I love and is perfect for hand stitching. You can purchase it on Etsy by clicking here.
- A Note About the Elizabeth Hartman Sew-along: I have closed my Elizabeth Hartman event (you can find the final details and winners by clicking here) and Anne of Said With Love has kicked off her event. The good news is Anne’s using the same hashtag and honouring all the entries from my event in her’s so you can still win big. Click here to find out the details about the new Elizabeth Hartman event.
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