Oh my goodness you know when you have so much to say and you think you’ll never be able to say it all so you don’t take a breath and talk really quickly and then you think of something else you want to say and the list grows longer and longer and you start to fidget because the words and the sentences are growing and growing and building up in your brain like a pressure cooker but there’s nowhere for the words to go and it feels like your head may explode so you wish you could just snap your fingers and have it all stream out of your mouth in a wonderful wordy rainbow!
Let’s stop there, if only to remember that punctuation is my friend. In all seriousness, I think the last few weeks may have been the busiest quilty ones I’ve had since I stated this blog. I mean my last post was weeks ago! I apologise to anyone who may have been crawling the wall waiting for me to say something (no, no one?) but now that I’m here I do have a lot to share. Firstly, and perhaps the most exciting news, is that this happened this week…
Hold the front page! It’s only my dream machine, on the back seat of my dad’s car, making its way to my house! After much research and nervous deliberation I finally succumbed to my inner desires and bought this beauty. In my defense, the deal I was able to score, what with sale savings and the trading in of my old, beloved machine, was far too good to turn down. I wasn’t expecting to be upgrading quite so early but I’m so glad I did. You may not be able to believe that I haven’t actual sewn with it yet, just lovingly unpacked it and placed it proudly in the attic. I’ve scoured the menu and will settle down with popcorn for the instructional DVD sometime soon. The weather here has been unbearably hot and humid, no more so than in the attic, so that’s put me off a little. But, bee blocks and future projects wait for no man, not even the weather one, so I’m excited at the prospect of having a good play very soon. I’ll be sure to write up my thoughts and let you all know how I got on.
In other news, I attended the Fat Quarterly retreat in London last weekend. I’m going to do a full write up when I blog about Sunday Stash this weekend, simply because I couldn’t talk about how much of an awesome time I had without mentioning all of the amazing goodies (not to mention the strained necked from the weight of said goodies) that I came back with! Let me just say that it was such an amazing experience, full of creative people from all over the world, all joined in their shared passion for patchwork and quilting.
A few other bits and pieces have made me smile over the few weeks, mostly some secret sewing projects that I’ve been working on, but that’s all I can say on that matter for now. You’ll just have to watch this space…
That’s all I’ve got! This weather is really draining, and all I can think about right now is the glass of wine that inches from my hand. I’ve got a lot of projects in the pipeline, some secret, some not so much, and can’t wait to share some more with you all soon. Thanks for sticking with me!