It is already the last week of January. That means February is coming which hopefully means a little moderation in the weather. I know it has been a brutal winter, but we need to look at the good things. Coming home from work is in the daylight now. It is always a positive when the days are getting longer. The sun is very warm coming through the car windows (a little stretch for “a good thing” but it feels wonderful). Because being outside is not something I enjoy at -40 degrees wind chill, I can enjoy sewing without thinking I should be cleaning up the yard or gardening or something like that. Those things are great, but sometimes cut into guilt free quilting time. So even when it is frigid outside, there are positives. I am personally excited that I got 2 quilt tops done this last weekend.
Now lets talk about some new projects to help this winter pass by:
First, let’s enjoy a Valentine’s Day Party. It will actually take place on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 from 10 AM until 3 PM. Lorrie Franz of bean counter Quilts created a NEW table runner pattern – this will be a special treat.
The Kit and Pattern and Angie as instructor and Lunch are all available for only $40.00. This is a real winter buster, come and have a fun day and a delightful project.
There are 2 new Embroidery BOMs starting Thursday, February 6 from 6 PM – 7 PM or Thursday February 13 from 12 PM – 1 PM. These BOMs will run simultaneously so you can choose one or both projects.
This one is very “upnorth”. It has a nostalgia factor for those of us who enjoy the northwoods and all the vacations and experiences we have had from the snowshoeing to the canoeing.
Gingerbread Houses is a sweet, soft and gentle project with a storybook feel. This one is colored in and that skill will be taught as well. Both projects are portable which is something I really like because we spend so much time waiting in our society. It is also great when traveling. My fingers want to do something even when I am on vacation and this type of project is great.
Let’s talk about another portable quilting project – the hand-pieced Tumbling Block Quilt. This will be taught by Deb Oscarson whose own quilt I have seen which in turn made me personally want to do this quilt (phew-how about that for a long sentence).
Use your stash, start with your stash and add to it as needed or start with a whole new line of coordinated fabric to get all the needed darks, mediums and lights. Any way that you do it will be intrigueing. Come and Join Deb on Saturday, February 8 from 10 AM – 3 PM. The $40.00 includes instructor, pattern and lunch. Call (763-633-4669) or come into the shop and sign up soon.
Remember that you can come and sew at The Noble Quilter for $5.00 for the day. Gather together some friends and come and enjoy the classroom area and the convenience of the shop. You may bring your own lunch, order delivery or go out to the various restaurants within a few blocks.
Thought: Enjoy winter through “stitching it away”.
Here to serve your quilting needs,
Jan & Angie