I've just checked and am a bit embarrassed that my last blog post was 5th October. I didn't plan to drop out of blogging, it's just been hard to keep up.
What have I been doing with my time? Well mainly it's my studies and the placements, I have two different ones name and am seeing 7 clients a week. Along with the rest of the course, that is taking up a big chunk of my time.
I did create myself a sewing room in my smallest bedroom and bought a new machine and frame to go in it. The frame is from Martha at http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/the-new-english-quilter/, I went for the 6ft one as that is all I could fit in my tiny room.
Here it is being used for the only quilt I've quilted since I got it, a little one I made for charity and a close up of my quilting.
Martha gave me a really good workshop on how to use it when I collected it.
A few weeks later, I had the chance to visit the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild - their flickr group can be found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1317961@N25/. This was a great day of sewing and chatting with a lovely bunch. If you are in the area and haven't discovered them already check them out.
While I was up North (yes I think they are north) I was able to see a version of my new frame in the hands of a superstar. Trudi at http://trudi-quiltingprolifically.blogspot.co.uk/ has the larger version and achieves the most wonderful things on it. Just to watch her in action was an amazing experience. I also got to explore her collection of quilts - and what a collection. I was in quilty heaven.
I have managed to finish a new quilt top, one that I would have been too scared of a few years ago. Yes, I have conquered the Y seam!
I've also made a few scarves, for myself and as gifts.
So eventually he is getting this.