the fact of finding pleasant or useful things not sought for
I tackled my free-motion-quilting head on again this week. I think I improved a bit so I gave myself a pass mark for this pointy flower, even though the spirals aren't brilliant:
I thought I would try stippling/meandering once more seeing I was given some very helpful hints from one of my lovely readers. There was some improvement but I still found it difficult to control all that quilt and move it in a smooth flowing meander.
I took a break and was browsing on the internet and serendipity! I discovered The Inbox Jaunt. The owner of the blog site, Lori Kennedy, had just written this fabulous article called "Why So Many of Us Can’t Stipple or Meander…"!!!
Suddenly, I felt normal! There are other people out there whose brain, eyes and hands don't co-ordinate in a meandering way! Lori has provided fabulous free tutorials for alternative background fillers and I am just so happy to have made this serendipitous discovery! So for now paisleys and flowers are going to be my norm ... and it's OK!:
Back in my comfort zone, it was time for some normal sewing! I had been asked to make some goods for grandson's school fund-raiser and found this delightful heart pot-holder free pattern.
Lisa very kindly gave me permission to make some to be sold by the school.
I had a bit of spare time so thought I would whip up a couple of quick bunnies. Becky of Patchwork Posse shares this free pattern and also was happy for me to make them for the school:
I've made a couple of other fund-raiser projects too but I'll show you them some other time.
A number of my lovely readers have told me they are keeping up with the free Keys to Contentment Blocks.
I hope you are enjoying working these stitcheries. Look out for block 3 next weekend.