I hope you had a restful and peaceful Christmas holiday? The prevailing theme in the UK was wet and stormy, apart from a glorious Boxing Day, on which we escaped the house for a spot of ice skating at Hampton Court Palace.
Today is Day 342 of my Stash Busting project – that means almost a year since I started this blog. I had envisaged more quilts in my Finished Projects area, but I have hit a wall, somehow, with my fabrics. Familiarity really has bred contempt, so that my stash is no longer inspiring me, quilt-wise. But I have a plan.
An email popped into my Inbox and into my consciousness today, Swap your Stash day! How have I never heard of such a thing before. It is just what the doctor ordered. It is being organised by Creative Quilting, a quilt shop in aforementioned Hampton Court – not a place I frequent often since I have sworn off buying fabric, but A SWAP! Perfect. The idea is to label up your unwanted pieces, take them along to their workroom, and come home with something new. I see this a an opportunity to re-energise my quilt making. Watch this space! And if you have any great quilt patterns, please share.
There was a little making in our house over the holidays – I needed a new pair of slippers and one of my resolutions is to share all my patterns and templates on the tutorial page. As for the Scarab Amulet – my daughter has been in and out of my workroom working on her Egyptian project homework. Looks like one of them may be following in my creative footsteps!