Time in the shed

I've  been 'flat chat' for days now and little time to do the blog.

BUT, I had a day with Tilly yesterday and she has decided to try her hand at sewing with a real needle. I just couldn't help but document it.

I put dots in pen either side of the fabric and she followed them (sort of)


We had a successful class on the weekend. My students were enthusiastic and  worked through the project. Every person completed a quilt that was meaningful to their special memories.

It was this technique.


Now just what did they learn  in this class?

First and foremost, how to prepare the image you will be creating.
Good preparation, good quality products, good results.
How to transfer the image for thread illustration.
How to quilt it.
Look for the story in the background.Think of images that can be quilted to create the ambiance.


Then I had a day off and visited with friends…..



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Tilly is precious. Glad you documented this sewing day with her. I had to laugh at your heading Work in the Shed… made me think of Work in the ‘Hood (i.e. neighborhood). GRIN

  2. Pam says:

    Bonnie, thanks these days are so precious.

  3. Judie Reynard says:

    Hi Pam,
    The video was delightful. I did notice that Tilly had her nails done-just like Grandma.

  4. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    “Precious” was the word that came to mind for me as well. Lucky gals, both of you, to have this time together. And proud a proud mom.

  5. gayle says:

    I also have to go with the word above…precious. I love that you and Tilly have such wonderful conversations. I also love the accompanying music. Who was that?
    By the way, do you teach any online classes?

  6. ann in UK says:

    Tilly is adorable! my 6 years old grand daughter also wears green nail polish. When her mum said ‘granny has a sewing machine” she replied ‘ you have a sewing machine? why haven’t I used it?”

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