Happy Wednesday everyone! Have you recovered from Daylight Saving Time yet? The mornings are a little rough at the start for me. In California, the sun is finally shining and the temperatures are slowly rising. I pulled weeds yesterday and enjoyed my first spring visit to my neglected yard. Cooper has already started hunting for lizards in the hopes of catching one before it realizes that “hunting” season has begun!
On top of all that, I should have one functioning bathroom in about a week! My sewing room is starting to take shape, too. It will be ready to move into by the end of the month. I’m having built in cabinetry installed along two walls, so I’ll have plenty of room for my stash and tools and all the quilty things. And that skylight is providing plenty of natural daylight – there will be no more excuses for poor color pairings 😉 .
If you enjoy being part of a community, learning new techniques and receiving exclusive patterns (plus so much more), you should check out Jacquelynne Steves’ Art of Home Club. She has just opened the enrollment for her club and it will stay open until March 15. Jacquelynne provides videos and tutorials for many techniques such as embroidery, applique and piecing. Her patterns are cute and whimsical and are usually centered around a monthly theme. I have enjoyed “meeting” other quilters through her weekly “club member of the week” and there is a private Facebook group, too.
I am always inspired by the monthly content; there is so much happening in this club that I think it’s a great value at $9.95 each month. I still have (and love) my beehive pincushion that I made several years ago. You deserve to have some creative fun, so go check it out!
Last week I taught a class on how to use the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I was informed that one of the students was bringing the Mini Quick Curve Ruler to class. Since I hadn’t used that size, I HAD to buy one so I knew what to expect. What a pleasant experience this ruler is! I made a simple block and played with color and settings. I came up with this curved card trick block. Maybe it will become a pillow, a quilt?
I finished the binding on this month’s UFO quilt. I’ll show you the full quilt at the end of this month. I used my favorite machine binding technique and it was done in a snap.
I have also been spending time on the computer, making a tutorial for my Sew Happy Mini Quilt. I hope to have it ready by this weekend, so stay tuned.
Right now, it’s time to go for my afternoon walk with Cooper. I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!