Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Plotting and Planning...

I am truly amazed at how my quilting plan for 2014 is progressing.  So far the only hiccup is trying to figure out how to get to Primitive Gathering so I can purchase something from them...sigh :( But I am feeling like a person in control.  Making handmade gifts this year is on my top 5 things to do this year and so far I am creating a little pile!  I mailed off my first fabric postcard.  Have made several birthday pillow cases and an apron.  I am taking advice from Anne of Cottons 'n Woolens.  She has always been a handmade gift giver but by the end of the year is stressed with deadlines.  So this year she is making gifts every Christmas she will be the Queen of Serene.  ME TOO!  When I grow up I want to be like Anne :). 

To help with this plan I signed up for a wool needle case class with Tamra at the Stitchin' Post.  It is so cute and I thought it would make a sweet useful gift for someone special.   Being able to walk to class is like the cherry on a sundae!  The walk  over was snow but frost clinging to the trees.  It was so beautiful.

This class was great because you didn't have to bring any fabric...a small kit was made up to start with.

a couple of samples that Tamra had ready for viewing.  She is not only talented but well organized which you don't always get with some instructors.

The inside has wool for needle care, pockets for little scissors and threaders.

First class, we needed to prep our cover.

I purchased this awesome ribbon at the vendor mall in France when we attended the Patchwork L'Europe.  I am so happy to be using it!!!  Our next two meetings we will be learning and practicing specialized stitches.  

So far, I am batting 100...both classes this year have not resulted in a UFO!!!  Alleluia!!!  Anyone else signed up for classes this year???

Today is a busy day...Enzo gets his teeth cleaned...shhhhh I haven't told him yet and tonight I head over to the East of the Cascade Quilt Guild to enjoy some show 'n tell!  Have a great hump day!