I’m sure I am not the only one that finds it difficult when there is an update on your computer and then everything works differently.
Now I seem to have lost the drag and drop facility on my iphoto, and now I have moments instead of events.
I had a gruelling but very enjoyable teaching week last week, going from Leicester to Northampton, then on to Wellingborough, Bury St Edmunds and finally Woodbridge in Suffolk.
I managed in between to meet up with friends, go out on my bike, go shopping and walk along the coast. I wonder how many other quilt teachers have their bike in the car when they teach. It just about fits in around all my teaching materials, I love to have it with me as after teaching i get to go to explore.
I love it when students bring in their completed work from previous workshops. Here is a wallhanging made by Helen.
and the detail
Helen used one of my patterns/designs and has made a fabulous choice of fabrics and the stitching beautifully done.
One of the students brought something for me to look at. This is a Pachini game she made many years ago.
I still need to write the instructions for my version of Pachini that if you buy a kit you would be able to make.I just need more hours in every day.
I met up with Carole near Northampton, and spent an evening playing with her Sweet 16 machine. I bought mine a few weeks ago and have not been able to use it as it did not work. It has now been fixed and thanks to Carole’s help and advice I have managed to get it set up at home now and have now got it working very well.
I cycled to Hobbycraft and bought a few more dies for my Sizzix machine. I have been cutting hexagons out of felt with some great results. I need to do more experimenting but I think it will make a good new workshop. Watch this space!
I make so many new friends when I teach, I then went to teach a lovely group of women near Bury St Edmunds that I have taught before. I received this email from one of the students.
“Just a quick thank you for such an interesting and enjoyable day on Monday.
As a teacher myself I know there is no greater pleasure or reward than feeling you have inspired a student, adult or child – making them want to learn more and progress! Your ‘can do’ approach is inspiring and infectious leaving me with renewed determination to get on with my many projects!
Hopefully there will be other opportunities for more workshops.
Best wishes and safe travel back to Yorks”
This sort of feedback is very much appreciated – Thanks
I then went on to meet up with a friend Anne in Suffolk and we had a lovely walk along the beach in the sunshine.
I had a quick visit to Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge. It is somewhere I have wanted to go to for a while but the weather was not very good so it was a bit disappointing.
I have a lively day with Cotton Club Quilters making flowers, and thanks to Val and Tina ( from the Cosy Cabin in Bury St Edmunds http://www.thecosycabin.co.uk) for a fun evening
It is such a long drive back home to Yorkshire I called in to see some friends in Cambridge. I am so lucky to have friends up and down the country!
Back home I have been working on a new quilt for another challenge – I’ll post some photos soon.