Wednesday 18 January 2023

Stitching News

Sister Susie is so relieved to have finished with sewing her diamonds together. She has enjoyed the challenge but that's it, no more. Here she's adding a flange to the edge of the cushion in readiness for the main border strip.

All Day Di has been busy, she's a new triangle queen, ha! She used to avoid them at all costs and now treated her very own self to a block book full of triangle units. This table runner is the proof.

Shirley finished her quilting on the Twister Wreath. It's a great project, a bit fiddly at times but not difficult at all. Binding was stitched on by the end of class too.

Fiona Too hadn't stitched an inch over sewing prevention season, I don't call it that for nothing you know! A little refresher on how to make these blocks and she was right back on track. 10 minute blocks are super easy.

I had a brief WhatsApp message from Di asking which colour thread to use for the quilting, they would all have been great really but the multicoloured King Tut won in the end.

This is Sue's quilt top. She had taken it home in two halves last week and arrived this week thinking she had it finished. It wasn't until I took a photo that we saw it, poor Sue had to unpick and resew, can you see it?

Trouble could be afoot soon. My energy contract for the shop is about to expire. They wrote to me with scary numbers!  I've contacted the supplier to beg for a better deal but my bills will still increase A LOT. 5 times more expensive on Gas and 3 times more expensive on my electricity.
We have to ride that storm, I know we all have no choice!
We'll have to practice getting in and out of the shop door without opening it to let any warmth out and stop the cold getting in!!!
Layer up of you are coming to sew, dress like an onion so you can peel off IF you get warm.

Checkley Sunday Sewday is on 29th January 9.30am to 3.30pm, so it's time to book and pay for your places please.

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