Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Checking In & Catching Up

Hello Sweet Teacups! Goodness, it hardly seems like it has been a month since I last blogged, but I promise I have been busy and want to share with you.

On the quilting side of life, I enjoyed teaching my first classes at the Sparkly Elephant Sewing Lounge in Friendswood, Texas. I am just so in love with this little shop - and actually will be visiting later today!

I have been working with beginner quilt students to learn Half Square Triangles and it has been a fun, especially with the teen in the class. She is definitely entertaining, the whole group has me laughing really.

I spent the past few weeks, slowly working on a sample quilt or two to show my students. I made the above 9-block quilt of mixed layouts to show my students what we would be making. One of my students was a little apprehensive as she likes symmetry and order (just like me), so I also had this quilt top I completed 2 years ago to show her in case she chose to do all her blocks the same. Long time readers may remember it.

I was cleaning out the closet in my studio and found some of my quilt tops, so I'm hoping to get brave this summer and try to quilt some. We'll see how that goes.

Another thig I have been trying to find time for (mostly in carpool lines) is cross stitching. I recently was introduced to an app called XStitch where I can create a list of all my projects and keep track of WIPs, supplies and more. I'm kind of excited about how motivated this makes me.

I have found a few projects that are mere hours worth of work from being complete, so I am hoping to sort out those and finish some up this year. I have so many half-finished projects from all those military moves, it's time to get them organized and completed (although the thrill of starting something new is exciting!)

You may have seen this projects, Spring Flower Bouquet by Alexandra Tureanu on my social media pages. It's a free pattern through DMC.

For my birthday in January my sweet husband bought me this Adjustable Lap & Table Stand with Scroll Frame and it's has been fun, despite a slight learning curve, to do this medium size project on it. 

Well, I hope you have all been keeping creatively busy as well. I'd love to hear what fun projects ou are working on.

Until next time, stay #CreativelyInspired!

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