Thursday, 17 March 2011

A visit and a couple of birthdays.....

Mr Zach is now two years old!!!  Enjoy woolly boy!!! And there is a birthday coming up for Mr RC shortly, so lots of reasons for celebrating in the Running Chicken household. 
This week has been particularly busy, getting ready for a visit to Pilgrim Quilters in Banstead, Surrey.  I had been 'booked' to give a talk on longarm quilting and anything connected with my the last few days I have been cutting and stacking fat quarters, half metres and scraps of fabrics to take with me

It takes a long time to cut everything and fold it neatly....but it all looked lovely and colourful and I wanted to buy some!!!!
The journey was interesting...not one to travel far, the evening we do need to go somewhere saw the M4 being closed and of course the resulting gridlock in every direction....however, with Mr RC at the wheel, we managed to do a tour of back roads to safely bring us out our destination.   A visit to my Mum and Dad's house first.....a very welcome cup of tea (or two) and some gorgeous poppy seed bread meant we were set up for the evening talk!  Then onwards to Banstead.  We arrived at the hall and carried in the fabrics, quilts and various paraphernalia associated with longarming. 
And what a lovely welcome....lots of members and a thriving group.  Feeling very nervous, as this was my very first  talk to such a big group, I launched into my talk....I was very lucky to have one of my customers quilts to show (thanks M for allowing this) and some of my own creations. 

After the talk, everyone mingled and chatted and fabric was stroked and chosen!!  Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome....I really enjoyed my visit.
The way home beckoned and we arrived at about 11.30 to be greeted by two very excited woolly monsters who jumped and growled with delight....another lovely welcome!!!!
We all slept very well last night......

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A new week...

Just come home from a mornings teaching....sun is shining, and spring flowers are beginning to bloom

The daffs are tiny and so pretty!  I really love this time of the year especially as the evenings are beginning to draw out.
I have been very busy with quilting lately, sending a couple of quilts off this week and loading three more!  The Statler certainly helps with the edge to edge work, although the custom work is still very time consuming, but wonderful!  I took time out to finish one of my own projects this last week.....very bright Lecien fabrics, and very jolly

The lemoyne star block is lovely but my favourite is always the bear paw...just love it!!  Just have to find the time to quilt my own quilts now!  One day........!!!