Thursday, 6 October 2011

My bags are packed.....

I'm ready to go......  


I know this is news to you because I forgot to mention earlier that I'm booked into yet another Philippa Naylor  workshop.  I know... I'm a groupie!    This time it's a two day class covering the dreaded FMQ (I'm shaking just at the mere mention of it)  and trappunto in quilts.   Whichever way you look at it... I'm well and truly stuffed!!

Chris is coming with me and the pair of us are meeting up with Kitty there.    The class is on Kittys home turf at The Studio.   She's there every Monday evening for class... lucky eh!  Hummm.... maybe that's how she's faster than the rest of us.... more practise and regular expert help. 

OK.... this is how my room looked last night.....


I made sandwiches for the trip..... quilt ones!



All done and dusted.    I hope my eyes can take looking alll all those bright colours for hours on end.  I've packed headache meds just in case!     I've also remembered to pack my camera and I plan to take plenty of up close photo's of all of my FMQ disasters.  

You'll notice my little Kitty tote for transporting a small sewing project is packed too.    I'm working on stitcheries for the Christmas Quit......



Some of the applique is ready to stitch but I'm leaving that to enjoy when I get back home.  It's a Grand Prix weekend and I love to handstitch while I watch.    There are lots of tiny circles to applique on this one.... remember last time I stitched circles!!   Well this time I hope to do better........ hah!

So.... there's nothing more to say but 'Bye Bye'... see ya when I get home!

Hugs
Josie X




9 comments:

Connie said...

Wishing you a wonderful get-away!

Grethe said...

Love the way you tell us;have a super quilting time away from home:-) Thanks for comments on my blog!

Raewyn said...

Have a great time - you'll be a whizz before you know it.

Farm Girl said...

Have a wonderful time Josie, enjoy that race won't you. Go Lewis and Mark!

Janet said...

Enjoy your class and I look forward to hearing about your fmq experience since that is something I also have trouble with. It's the perfectionistic side of me that comes out whenever I try to fmq and I get too frustrated to keep practicing!

rosie said...

Have a lovely time Josie...

Q said...

I bet when you get back you will be appliqueing your circles with the free motion foot :D Have fun!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Have a lovely time Josie, your kite block is looking good.

shez said...

lovely post josie,i had a couple of laughs,hope you have a great time.