2020 had started so well for me. We had a lovely family holiday in Singapore, my son had started university and going back into good habit ( bed before 10.30pm and less computer games). My daughter passed her certificate for rope climbing and I had workshops ( here and overseas) planned as well as few shows and then the virus.
So now I have everybody home, son goes to uni (online) in pyjamas and daughter is climbing up the walls because she cannot climb anything else !
BUT looking on the bright side instead of choosing between gardening or updating my website or sewing I can do EVERYTHING. Keep an eye on the website as I am realising some patterns as download version.
I have also have join a UFO group from Red Thread Studio in the States and the big blue quilt, started 10 years ago, might get finished. I made it before designing and writing patterns and it has been tormenting me since, as well as my daughter ( it will be hers)
My blocks for the Dutch Sew along Dutch project are done. It was an interesting experience as I am more of an appliqué person than a machine pieced one, loved some of the blocks and some not so much.
“Pêle-Mêle , the final” is nearly completed (yes!), pictures will be posted on Instagram, quite few surprises on that last one.
Patience is the keyword, we all have few projects to complete and soon the day will come when will be able to resume our day to day lives and complain about the lack of time.
In the meantime stay home and safe
I will be teaching” Albertine” on the Saturday. The class will cover preparation of an appliqué piece, bias, how to deal with points and curves and enjoy the whole process….
Kits will include background fabrics, fabric for the hearts, some stems ( already made, lucky you), and hand pick fabrics for some of the flowers, glue, and Mylar template sheet. And of course the pattern so you can finish the project at home.
Will be rescheduled
Join me for a day of creativity and fun in a workshop at Gippsbeary Cottage, a gorgeous shop nestled in the Gippsland region and meet Cindy the lovely owner.
Do you want to try some appliqué, and even some reverse appliqué. Would you like to practice your embroidery? Likewise what about English Paper Piecing; then the Pêle-Mêle pattern is an ideal project for you to get a taste of different techniques. You probably have some treasured dollies or lace waiting to be used. What about the big print fabrics waiting in a drawer ? If you had started the quilt but ran out of inspiration this workshop will definitely put you back on the right track.
Places are limited!
After coming back from the Sydney show I thought it would be a good idea to have a break and make a small quilt without a pattern and using most of my bright modern fabrics. It never turns the way you want. It is a BIG quilt, you can buy the pattern and I have another plastic container with more bright modern fabrics. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do…
A mon retour du show de Sydney je me suis dit qu’il serait bien de faire un petit quilt, sans patron et en utilisant un maximum de mes tissus modernes et pétants, les choses ne se passent jamais de la façon dont on voudrait. C’est un GRAND quilt, il y a un patron que vous pouvez acheter et j’ai une autre boite pleine de tissus pétants. J’espère que vous l’aimerez autant que moi…