Today is one of those days when I feel there is a lot to be grateful for. No big reason for it today, it's just one of those days when you know how lucky you are.
In particular today I am thankful for the following;
1. That I have a fulfilling job, working directly with a person I adore & with workmates that are great, that also allows me to work only three days a week.
2. For the lovely girls I quilt with on a Thursday each week. Like most quilting groups, we are all that & so much more to each other.
3 For joining the 2011 Stitich-A-Long making Natalie Bird's Tis The Season Christmas stitchery quilt. It forced me start a blog something I have been procrastinating over for ages, meet new people online and spend a lot more time on my quilting. All positives!
So we are doing 2 blocks a month in the SAL starting this month & I am finding it very hard to believe that on the 4th of the month I have finished my 2 blocks & not just the stitcheries which is my usual habit. I have also done the piecing so the blocks are completely finished. Loving the results!
One thing I learnt is when you trim your stitchery blocks back to 4.5 inches, you have to be very accurate with the cutting. A couple of millimetres one way or the other & the stitched outline can disappear into your 1/4 inch seam. I'm not sure I am happy with the top block for this reason so the quick unpick may have a job to do soon.