I have not managed to get too much sewing completed the last fortnight, although I got a few things done before I was ill. Unfortunately I managed to knock my camera off the ironing board - don't ask - and it has broken, so apart from a few photographs that I took previously I haven't got much to show you. I did go into the shop one day and had a panic about Valentines Day and put together some little cushions for the window.
I have had two workshops since the last post. The first one was a Beginner's Class which was quite small as a couple of people dropped out. We had a lovely day and those that were there got a lot done.
I took another class last Wednesday which was a Bag Workshop. There were some lovely finished items, but by then I had broken my camera, so am not able to show you any of the work. We had one nine year old, Molly, who came with her mum. She had never used a sewing machine or iron before, but was more than competent with both, and had completed a lined bag by 2.30pm, so then cut out a small drawstring bag, which she also completed by the end of the day. We were all very impressed with her. Her mum, you will be pleased to know, completed her bag too!
I have several little quilts on the go, most of which have completed tops, but need layering up to be quilted. Hopefully next time I write this blog I will be able to show you at least one finished. I started to put my quilt as you go together, and got so far with it, but then decided a couple of bits weren't quite as accurate as they should be so have unpicked it and can't quite get myself motivated to put it back together again. I am making a quilt with my friend Rosalind which is a Tree of Life. She has appliqued the trunk and the leaves, and I have been working on a border. When I have added that, I will then start to quilt using kantha which I love doing. I am enjoying this one, although the border consists of 2" squares and tiny triangles and is taking a little while, but hopefully I will have something to show you next time.
Debby informs me that she has bought us a camera to keep in the shop at all times. I am taking my own camera into town tomorrow, and hopefully it can be fixed, otherwise I will have to buy a new one. I do hope it can be fixed, I haven't had it six months, and am feeling very cross about it. You have probably gathered that, because I am getting a little boring about it!
That's it for now, hopefully I WILL write another post next week. I'm off to Cardiff for the weekend to see Madam Butterfly, which I am really looking forward to, not for the opera particularly, but for the costumes!