I do a little happy dance every time I'm choosing threads. I couldn't be happier since I now keep my thread on the large rings. It is such a joy to lay the ring of threads right across the block to make my choices....
And remember in September when I told you I had a new workshop coming up at a quilt shop using a new format.... an introduction rather that a series of classes.? It's only a one-day workshop and I asked for only 7 people. Well 9 have signed up and we've added another date in Dec. and that has filled up and now there is a waiting list for after the first of the year... Mine you they are not really learning anything ....just seeing if they think they would like doing something with no directions, time consuming and addictive... If they like it, I can have sit & stitch at the shop or they can come to the house. We meet here the last Saturday of the month and a couple Wednesdays during the month.. It's informal with everyone working at their own pace. It works best here at the house as I HAVE STASH.... Wish me luck... Here is how the workshop was advertised.
Sunday Nov. 3 - 12-4
The afternoon will begin with a slide show on crazy quilt history and various styles of crazy quilts.. Lots of samples of crazy quilting will be available to fondle and discuss. Time will be spent on how to build multiple-layered seams, the hallmark of crazy quilting. Finally the construction of a block for a first project and a guide to the steps for success in crazy quilting. Lots of eye candy, freebies, and handouts.
I used old beads, an old brooch, parts of another necklace and various beads and findings...plus the necklace I bought and disassembled...of course.