My club, Pinestream Quilters, is holding a sewing day today. There are several classes on offer, and space for those who want to work on their UFOs too. It is a very reasonably priced day out, with the added bonus of a hot lunch and evening meal provided as an optional extra. This allows the ladies to stay later and stitch into the evening, if they wish. After a bit of soul searching, I decided not to attend, as much as I would have liked to. But, to be honest, I have been getting out and about with quilt related activities lately. I attended my fortnightly Stonestead Stitchers get-together on Thursday, and then met up with my monthly group the Friday Stitchers on Friday afternoon. Then on Monday, I will be attending my other monthly stitching group, Stitching Monday. These meetings all seem to have come together. So I had my own sewing day at home today, and stayed behind to keep DH company.
Before I got started on any sewing, I thought I would get the ironing done and out of the way. When my back was turned, Muffy jumped up on the ironing board to “help”. I was in the middle of ironing some of the New Zealand fabric my friend Eileen recently gave me, it is such a pretty fabric. I am one of those quilters who always pre-wash my fabric before using it.
Then I spent the rest of the afternoon stitching the green borders on my floral shaggy quilt, and doing some easy machine quilting on them. Thank goodness that is done. Hopefully tomorrow I will get the binding stitched on. The weatherman has promised a severe winter storm, with gale force winds and snow to low levels, so it will be a good day to be tucked up safe and warm inside, wouldn’t you say?