After the busy weekend workshop it was nice to have a couple of days off. I spent some time at my allotment and managed to harvest the last of the turnips, some carrots and sprouts for a stew. Nothing beats a stew on a cold day and I think we may be in for a few soon.
Yesterday was a day of preparation. I managed to make the Christmas dress for Robyn, and I am planning on making a jacket in a cherry red cotton and lined with the robin fabric, to go with it. I purchased some 100% cotton summer weight wadding just before we went into the latest lockdown which I think will make it feel cosy.
Saturdays cushion workshop was great fun, and some beautiful cushions were completed on the day. Eleanor has sent me this lovely photo of the cushion she completed. It is very rewarding to see the finished items from my day schools and courses. The embroidered fabric and the texture of the folded patchwork work beautifully together.
I was making good progress on one of the ‘on point’ cushions, but have now ground to a halt because I have run out of dark green thread. I always seem to run out of thread at the most inconvenient times. At least I will be able to get the other one done as it is red. The hexagon cushions can be seen at the top the post.
I have added more dates for the Ambleside Quilt Block of the month course. This is now available on Saturdays as well as the original Thursday dates. You can choose each month which day you would like to attend. I am also adding the blocks as separate lessons which can be booked as you go.
I also did a bit of online shopping and treated myself to Laura Kemshall’s Sketchbook challenge course. I haven’t had my sketchbooks out for a couple of months, and although I don’t have much time over the next couple of weeks this is going to give me a push when I need it in the New Year. If you have not come across Linda and Laura Kemshall before, it is worth looking at their website. There is lots of inspiration for both adults and ideas for kids too.
Finally for today, I added the binding to my Christmas quilt and will be settling down to the last bit of hand stitching to finish, in front of the TV tonight. Have a good evening.