Well that was quite the week last week! The first Thistle Patch Retreat sold out in 5 days, so I’ve been busy sorting out all sorts of things off the back of that. I might have been getting a little overexcited (given that it’s in November) so I’ve already started planning details that don’t need to be planned until, oooh, October or so ;o) I’m just being a good Girl Guide…
Anywho, in amongst that excitement I did some bee block sewing – having been ahead of the gang I’m now a bit behind, so it’s time to start ploughing through them. Don’t laugh, but I actually realised I didn’t have enough zips for my QN project, so I had to order some more that arrived yesterday (that whole plan to order the rainbow a few weeks ago was grand, right up until I realised I needed more than one of some colours!) I also had my first beginner sewing class of the year on Monday night, my 9 little ducklings had a ball learning how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, sew a seam with a seam allowance and try every single stitch on the class machines (thankfully there’s only 30!) Hope you all had a great week!
Finishes This Week:
In Progress This Week:
There are approximately eleventy billion pieces in this bee block, so I’ve spent a looooong time cutting teeny tiny pieces that will finish at all of 1″ square. There’s some big bits too, but mostly nearly 250 teeny tiny squares. I now have millions of teeny tiny pinwheels that I’m slowly trimming:
This little lot got about 2 steps further down their road to the next Quilt Now project, before I ran out of zips:
To Be Worked On This Week:
- Pinwheel myself to the end of the Brit Bee block
- Use those newly arrived zips
- Host a little of Quilt Non
Hope you all have a great week!
I truly find it hard to believe you didn’t have enough zips. What on earth are you doing that would require you buying more? As for your nearly 250 teeny tiny squares all I can say is more power to you and better you than me. It would be enough to drive even the sanest person over the edge and that ain’t yours truly. Have fun. =/;0)
Sold out? Woohoo!!! Also, if you don’t have enough zips then I don’t know who does ;o) good luck with the teeny tiny squares!
Congratulations on your retreat result – looking forward to hearing all about it (in Nov!!)
tremendous news on your retreat being sold out so quickly. I was still at the, we will have a look at this stage! I’m the weekend will be fantastic and everybody will have a great time
The projects look awesome, and I love the excuses you’ve found for buying zips!!!