Work is going well - I'm still learning lots, and have yet to learn the biggest part of my job which will be layouts and constructing magazine pages. There's a lot of apprehension on my part about that bit, being a lot useless with anything techy, but I'm sure I'll get there and there's far more able people to guide me. Some days I have very little to do except twiddle my thumbs and beg the lovely house photographers to take some quick pics of my recent quilt finishes (which is pretty handy, actually)
Here's a completely unedited and very quickly taken pic of my 30s repros scrappy trips quilt, on a scruffy ladder we found lying around. I love this quilt, I love all the fabrics (which are a mix of repros and repro like prints from all over the place but including Jessie's shop and Simply Sweet Fabric), I love the way Trudi quilted it in simple figure 8 loops. It's my favourite of all the scrappy trips I made last year, and I did make quite a few, so that's saying something! The backing is an extra wide that Audrie got for me (from the shop she works in, or worked in...she may have left now since she moved house). You'll be able to get the same print in a little while from Fat Quarter Shop (April, in fact). I pre-washed it, because it's red and I wasn't sure the colour would hold up too well. It didn't shed too much dye, actually, but I'm glad I took the time and effort to pre-wash (I can be lazy where that's concerned).
|thank you to Rae from work for taking the photo!|
I'm very much missing twitter and instagram, and I'm hoping once I get more into my stride I'll be a bit more chatty on work days. There's a definite radio silence when I'm in the office. I can practically see the tumbleweeds (although that is more likely to be dust bunnies from the fat cats' fur that is all over my house)
ps - Love Sewing Mag has a website now, and there's a competition to win a Janome sewing machine, plus the 3 issues for £6 subscription offer (which isn't international - sorry!) so head on over and enter!
Today I have the super exciting task of cleaning the house. Downstairs is done, I'm off to do bedrooms and bathrooms. Don't hate me too much for my thrilling life, I know it's pure rock and roll!