Sunday, March 18, 2012

Batty for Bargello

Well, we have done it and we all survived!  Our first Bargello class was such a success, we are planning on teaching the class again next term.  We were supposed to limit the class to eight students, but when nine and ten threatened to cry we squeezed them in too.

All ten quilts looked so different - some people were not quite sure that their fabric choices would work and others were confident that they would be great. 

It can be a bit of a serendipity experience because when some fabrics are cut into smaller pieces it changes them completely.

Even the ladies who were umming and ahhing during the process were amazed  when they had pinned their strips to a design wall then took several large steps back and saw the effect they had achieved.

Therese here :- It was my first full day back at work and I had to go home and have a "Nanna Nap" afterwards but it was a fabulous class.  Thanks Tasha for playing assistant.

Till next time,

Therese and Tasha

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Assorted Ramblings

Another week draws to an end and I am stuffed!  I miss my mum :(  She is such an important part of the business and we all need her to be back on her feet asap!  Thank you to all well-wishers - it cheers her up to know that she is loved and missed!

Have you heard the saying 'if it's not one thing, it's your mother'?  With Mother's Day fast approaching - are you looking to make something special for your mum?  We have a gorgeous kit in stock - 'Roses' - a little bit of applique, some easy piecing and a beautiful stitchery 'take time to smell the roses' and voila!  Check out our website for more details (shhh - it may be on special for a limited time).

We have our How Do You Do Bargello? class tomorrow - it was booked out within days of being organised (just like One Direction tickets! Thanks go to my DD for that comment!)  We will run it again next term and will also do a pattern.  Apparently, it is quite easy to do when you know how.  Isn't that like most things, though?

Sharon and I have a friendly competition going at the moment.  We both love the 'Pies and Tarts' quilt from Patchwork with Busyfingers.  Sharon suggested that we each make a 'pie' a week.  If you don't have your 'pie' finished and appliqued onto the background you have to pay the other person a dollar.  No money has changed hands yet, but we are only in our first week, so things may change soon!  Keep an eye out for some photos of our blocks.

Till next time,