Here is my first try at hand quilting ~
|I hope you can see the stitches|
Janet, said I was doing pretty good for a beginner and it was okay that my stitches were as big as they were because the new trend in hand quilting is larger stitches, but just be sure to be consistent in the length. Wasn't that a sweet way of saying my stitches were not so small?
We had a really nice chat and then when it was about time to go, Janet gave me this darling little handmade ornament from her collection ~
and said I was her best student of the day, and I am sure her favorite New Year's day student!! :-)) She let me take home the hoop, basting pins and the needle so I could finish at home.
Then yesterday, I went out shopping to get my own supplies so I could give Janet her things back.
And did I hit the jackpot!! Everything I got was 50% off at JoAnn's plus an additional 15% off on my entire purchase!! Oh, except the John James needles - I got those at my LQS because JoAnn's only had the lesser expensive needles and my quilting teacher said to get good needles so they would last longer!! I AM SO EXCITED!!
THANKS, JANET, YOU ARE A FUN TEACHER!!
Then another one of my resolutions and this is a big one, is to try not to start anything new this year but to finish up all my UFOs including knitting UFOs (one of them is over 40 years old), crocheting UFOs and embroidery UFOs.
This is my first finish of the year and it was a late Christmas gift for some dear friends who are making a patriotic wall in their dining area ~
I put a hanger on the back so they could hang it in a prominent place on their new wall!!
Hey, hey, hey!! I am on a roll and it is only 3 days into the new year!!