These days of bliss are hard earned though -- hence the absence from the blog. In order to make it so that I didn't have to bring work home with me and so that I didn't have to come into the school at all, I worked my tail off in May and June. And it paid off I suppose with 57 glorious days of FREEDOM!!!! Ahem....sorry. I digress. I was sewing though...and even crafting - I swear!
Early in May some quilty peeps arranged a hybrid retreat close to home. One of the women has a family business with her husband and they transformed a production area in into a sewing haven. Even though it was close to home, some of the ladies made a weekend of it and stayed overnight at a local hotel. I went home each night so I could snuggle with the Tuckerdood but the weekend was awesome AND productive.
|I finally finished piecing my Point Quilt which I shall now lovingly refer to as "Directions"|
|I also got the bottom portion on my paper pieced sewing machine. I am LOVING how this looks and can't wait to finish it!|
|I love her colour aesthetic - so saturated and delicious!|
I also was able to take National Aboriginal Day off and used that time to get to the sewing machine in the midst of chaos. Although I didn't finish it until the school year ended, I got the yellow scrap basket finished.
And finally, my most recent milestone has been two more of those paper-pieced sewing machines. I have a total master plan for them and am going for a big reveal once the whole shebang is finished. I kinda like this secret sewing business! It keeps me motivated.
|I'm calling these "the triplets" right now. I just need to add some paper pieced phrases to the bottom of these two and then I will officially be in business.|
I'm officially off on my Epic Summer Road Trip starting on Saturday so the blog may be quiet for the two weeks I'm gone. But I promise to visit lots of fabric shops on my tour of the Pacific Coast so stay tuned!
Happy Summer everyone!!!!