Sunday, September 26, 2010

Well, another busy week. This week saw the new year for the North Lambton Quilters Guild, with lots of new projects in the coming year for the programme. Luckily, I don't have to decide what to do! I am going to be teaching next month though. It is a teaching guild and there are always new things to learn, I am going to be doing a very short programme on Creativity, how to kick those brain cells out of the box! It should be fun and I am looking forward to it very much.
Thursday saw the start of the Embroiderers guild year, another great place to be with lots of su[[ort with my City and Guilds.
Speaking of which, I actually did manage to sit down and do some Hand quilting on it the other day, I am very pleased with the look of the piece, and am excited about being able to move forward with it. Hopefully will have some time this week to do some more, I am going away this coming weekend to a friends cottage for a mini retreat, there will be 7 of us in total, so should be a fun time!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

At last! I have been having treatment on my elbow for tendonitis and, finally, the pain is going away and I am almost able to get back to quilting full time. I have spent this week doing a bit of catching up and thoroughly enjoying myself! The hand quilting of my final assessment piece is going well and I will be doing more in the weeks to come.
Quilt Guild starts on Wednesday after summer recess and there is an exciting programme to look forward to, and, a mini retreat at a friend's cottage in October, which is a chance to stitch and relax with a bunch of friends, I have a couple of projects to take with me which I am really looking forward to getting finished.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

centre panel of assessment piece
I am doing the City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Course online. It has been put together by Linda and Laura Kemshall, it has been a very enjoyable experience and the support has been wonderful. I started the course in 2008 and am in the process of finishing my Final Assessment piece, It has been slowed down slightly by a bout of Tendonitis, but, as that has almost cleared up, I am now in the process of trying to finish it.
This is a throw for a Sofa, but will probably be hanging on a wall when I have finished as it is quite delicate. I had decided to use Silk to put this piece together, that has also been an experience! I had no idea how difficult it would be, but I am pleased that I have stuck with it and the end result will be lovely. I have used Shiva Paintstiks to paint the centre panel and am Hand Quilting it, something I have not done a lot of and is proving challenging!