MEETING THE CHALLENGE

Hello my lovelies. I hope you all had a super sunny day. It’s suppose to be spring but it’s not very warm yet. The grass is growing and the spring bulb flowers are peeking out. I’ve got a few daffodils making a little show in my front borders. I love daffodils, they’re a sign of what’s to come. In a few weeks I’ll be shopping for my annual summer bedding plants. I so looking forward to warmer times.

So, what do you think I’ve been doing today. Do you think I met my quilt making buddies for coffee and a natter? Or perhaps I went shopping for new shoes? Did I go out to have my hair and nails done? No ….. I spent most of my day in my sewing room longarm quilting the last of my 5-quilt challenge. Yippeee! Have a little look at my latest charity quilt. I must stress that I did not piece this quilt top, it was pieced by one of our Quilts for Comfort volunteers. For this quilt, I stitched a quilting design called Butterfly Beauty by Hermione Agee using a nice fine white thread. I’m very pleased with how this one turned out.

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The first thing I did this morning is rotary cut seven strips fabric to be joined together and used as binding. I’ve been really lucky to have loads of my own stash that I could use as binding for all the charity quilts I have quilted in the past week. I’m hoping to squeeze one more quilt in before my next volunteer meeting next week. So, watch this space.

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It’s been quite an adventure meeting a challenge I set myself. It just goes to show what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it. I must admit that yesterday I felt like a creature on a hamster wheel running as fast as I could without getting very far. Today I can see just what I have accomplished. I have a nice little pile of finish quilts for all the effort I put into it. Tomorrow I’m having a day off from longarm quilting in favour of doing a few household that I need to catch up on. I may even work on one of my own projects.

It’s been a lovely day in my little world. It’s been busy but that’s the way I like it. I can remember a time when I always felt like I was walking on egg shells. Those egg shells have disappeared making my home a place of comfort and safety. Sarah is really busy working on final major university assignments and helping out with the year end degree show. I think she’s learning a hard lesson about how when you join a committee to organise an event there are always too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I definitely look forward to seeing the end of this final academic year. Operation Taking Flight has zoomed by and we will soon have our whole lives ahead of us.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. Until next time,

 

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

7 thoughts on “MEETING THE CHALLENGE

  1. frayedattheedge

    Well done!! I love the quilting design on this one. I hope you will have a treat at the weekend as a reward for all your hard work!

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  2. Hi Lucie, such a pretty quilt, yes? How long does it take for the machine to do the quilting? Excuse my ignorance…do you program it with the pattern? Really makes a difference to the finishing. So nice to see the buds of Spring, it was quite warm here today, for a change. Heard a spring arrival chirping away, could not see what it was…saw a Canada Goose, he lives down by the St. Laurence. Ready to nest, soon. Sarah is up to her ears in it, I remember. Such a difficult area of study, so many egos….ha ha ha. Sure is hard. Sarah?? Buck up, take your place and stand firm! Don’t get pushed around. It is just ego, my dear….proud of you. Been there LOL…
    Cheers, have a lovely evening all.
    J.

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    1. Hi Joanna, depending on the quilt size and complexity of the quilting it can take anything from a few hours to a few days to get it longarm quilted.
      I guess if you’re hearing the Canada Goose in Montreal they must have left England now. We quite often see them resting in a field nearby on they’re way in in autumn and in the spring on they’re way back to Canada. Hopefully Sarah has managed to make all the egos happy. We’ll find out today. She’s handled this situation quite well. Neither f us like confrontation, we had enough of that during the divorce process. Time for a quiet life now. Thanks for popping in x

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  3. Divorce and confrontation are mutually exclusive.
    As C.S.Lewis said, “Courage, dear heart.” Main thing is, you, Sarah and I and countless others
    did it. That is the thing, Lucie, that is the thing! And it has not stopped you from making beauty on the other side of it. This is courage, Lucie.
    Bless.
    Joanna, hugs to Maisie.

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    1. Hi Joanna, thank you for your encouraging words. I feel that my work is even better now than when I was married. I have more time to apply myself to what I am creating. And my heart is in everything I create. What I design is quite different to what I used to design. Life is simple and easy for the most part. And won’t let my marital status define me. Thanks for popping in with that quote. It definitely hits the spot x

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  4. The butterfly design goes well & I have also got one of Hermione’s butterfly designs. I’m just off to look at your next post, so hope the weekend is going well for you both & Sarah can see past all the chiefs & let her own self shine through. Take care.

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