Cranberry Crafts ran a machine quilting workshop weekend with Stephanie Newman in July. The participants had a lovely time building their skills using the electric needle as a tool.
Weeks have flown by, it seems like an age since Leesa Chandler did the “Oriental Baltimore” workshop in early March. It was so inspiring, and those who participated have been so enthusiastic, and some disappointed people too! Let me show you a brief overview from the Sunday session!
… and what have we done? Looking back is sometimes gratifying, and sometimes frustrating. With Lyn’s help and energy, we started to tidy up the classroom, put items back where they belong and stash useable scraps from projects long finished. Goodness, An has been busy this year. I found half started or half finished (depends on how you look at them) bits and bobs I need to get done.
With all the Nancy Halverson projects, I have a lovely box of leftovers – quite yummy really, and they won’t add to my waistline, unlike shortbread, chocolate crackles and Lemon Lassies!!!
One of the last classes for the year, we combined fabric and food, a good mix I think. Aren’t these colours superb?
Along with Christmas came my long time friend from Devon in England, Marguerite. We have had a lovely time catching up. She has been inspired by the colours in a balipop and has started on a quilt, so we will sew in between catching up with old acquaintances until she leaves on Australia Day, hence I will not be teaching any classes during January. I will leave Jane Monk to inspire us with Postcards in fabric and a Zentangle workshop. Check out Jane’s blog sites for more information.
Although numbers were small, this class was enjoyed by the participants – look what they made. A very enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
A week to celebrate… a trade show behind me, a workshop well run, my dad turning 80 and to end the week, my best friend visiting for the weekend.
Trade shows are exhausting but exhilarating at the same time. So many decisions – which fabrics, what colour, why do I want it, when will it arrive, how many patterns and on it goes at the next stand. Wish I could have it all (well most of it!).
The girls (my staff) get so excited the following weeks as the stock starts to roll in.
THEN… down to Tassie comes Robyn Alexander from Colour Streams to run a two day workshop called “Rhapsody in Velvet”. I thought they were learning self defence, with rolling pins and felting needles raised aloft. The participants enjoyed the class so much, I have booked Robyn again next year. Thank you Robyn (and her easy-going lovable husband Peter) for taking time from your busy schedule to visit us and share your techniques and enthusiasm.
TGIF – Oh my goodness, ring dad, HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY ED!
Now it is Saturday and Debbie will be here to run her favourite foundation piecing class. Christmas angels are on the list today. Perhaps I will take a photo – can I ever remember to get my camera our of it’s bag?