I have just started my long service leave...
132 days of time away from work,
just for me!
It's what I'm calling my Retirement Rehearsal!
|Seen on my morning walk.|
We have no big overseas trips planned, because I
know we won't be able to afford those when we
So I'm just planning lots of little things to do to fill
like lots of sewing!
I've come back to these,
to make the "O Christmas Tree Quilt"
as my preferred evening sewing...
At the workshop with Wendy Williams earlier in the
year, she shared some of her tips.....
like putting the fabric 'flower' under the felt
using pistil stitch and colonial knots....
|Better to hide the fabric than make a wonky applique one!|
and this pretty orange stitch (below)
I can't remember how to do it,
or even what its called!
The other tip she had, which I have tried to adhere
to, was to cut all the scraps into circles before
storing them for future use!
And I will be re-familiarising myself with
Elizabeth's posts over at Occasional Piece!
She hosted a quilt-a-long earlier in the year
and shared some of her pretty fabric with me!
And for those who asked the last time I posted
Kits are now available from Wendy's website here.