With the holidays upon us, weeks seem to slip by . When I feel overwhelmed by projects, I try to look back at what the week allowed me to accomplish – with the help of friends, of course.
I spent Monday at a curves workshop with Dianne Hire. My Singer 301 crept along early in the day, trying to get a true 1/8″ seam. Then I let go as I realized that the curve just falls into to place it you just coax it gently and I picked up momentum. Before the workshop ended I had more than the 24 prescribed, Letter A blocks. My pile of scraps, a bit scrapier, but all for good. I loved my muddy color scheme – of japanese bits. As I square up the blocks, it will become a miniature, which is perfect for my right now, big project load.
I’m so glad to have a new camera. I would forget so much without it. This week, Nancy and Patty came for all-day girl sewing and we manage to make a baby quilt, a doll quilt and a doll pillow. They’re now in the line up for quilting.
Carolyn finished her first blouse. I love how her young hands meet the old machine. I should mention, how she rose to the challenge of controlling the speed for the sake of craftsmanship.