Getting Back on Track

I am finally coming down from the post wedding high and trying to get back on track with my sewing.  There has been a lot to do around the house and at work, so it’s been a bit tricky, but I am trying to make at least a little time to work on things.

While on our honeymoon, we stopped into a small sewing shop in Carmel called “Findings” and picked out some pretty fabric for the newest project “The Honeymoon Quilt.”  It will be another hexagon quilt, but I will be using 5″ squares to make it.  I just ordered the paper pieces today and can’t wait to get started.  I’m also in the process of beginning an even larger project-  a children’s sewing class.

I’m looking to teach a class for kids pre-k and up at our local community center.  It would be a great opportunity for me to combine my favorite hobby with a second job.  I’m still developing the lesson plan, but basically the students would learn two basic lacing techniques with alphabet cards, then transfer their skills to a simple letter embroidery project with their initials.  The students can then choose to turn their piece into a pillow or a framed project.  The next level of the class would be to switch from a plastic needle to a regular needle and do a similar project.  After that would be custom stamped embroidery on checked fabric and will conclude with a simple patchwork project.  I’m hoping to have 2-3 levels going at the same time either in the same class or in different classes.  I’ll keep you all posted with the progress!!!

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About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.
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