Sorry it's been so quiet here at LISA QUILTS this week! Things have been busy in my non-computer life and I've had to seriously limit my time online, with email and all those other things that magically eat up the minutes.
I've been rather disciplined that way. (Can you see me patting myself on the back?)
I'm quilting up a storm here for customers, but not too many are interested in having photos of their work published here (isn't it amazing how many people are working on gifts right now? Is it just me, or does it seem like more than usual?).
One thing I've been playing with in my spare time is helping out an online friend of mine who has written a pattern for a class she'll be teaching next month. I'm part of the team of pattern testers - omygoodness - this is so much fun! While the quilt we're making has more piecing than I think I've ever done for a queen size quilt, it's going well and I'm really enjoying the final outcome. Just a few more hours of piecing and my top will be done! Considering my not-so great track record for getting a scrap quilt done each year, I may just meet my goal this time around (and before the year is half out, can you imagine?).
I got the sweetest thing in the mail this week from the school where I got to teach Self Portraiture last month. A great big envelope full of drawings and thank you notes from many of the children who participated in my class! I had to wait in line at the post office the day it came and made the mistake of opening it there, while I was waiting. It was so sweet to have all these wonderful letters in my hand that I had to really work to not cry. There's nothing in the world like feeling like you've made some connections, and that those small people will go on to explore new things because of it. What a gift it is to have the opportunity to share.
Hope you get close to your sewing machine this May long weekend.
Happy Victoria Day, all you Canucks out there!