When our school refurbishment was in the design stage about four years ago, the architect was happily talking about his thoughts for our dining space. Baked Potato and Pasta Station, Hot Meals, Sandwiches, Grab and Go. The Head looked over to me and, with one voice, we said NO! No "Grab and Go" We had both been lamenting the lack of table manners - the students simply didn't know how to use a knife and fork. They didn't sit and chat with their friends. They simply pushed their food into their mouths as quick as they could and left. Cue 'The Slow Food Movement' Cook with love not speed, all sit down and eat together. Socialise and enjoy the food. Now the dining hall is a-buzz with laughter and conversation. I love it.
So it has been with sewing, most of my life. I know a lot of the time I like things to be done quickly but I strongly believe that you should enjoy the process as well as the product. At our Thursday night class we have been following this with our stitching. I wasn't sure whether everybody would like to make things that took quite a time to finish. Everyone is free to bring whatever they want but a lot of the ladies are sewing things by hand. First it was the Angel Wall Hanging and at the moment we are making a Durham Quilt.
I've picked some very simple designs and some more challenging ones for the nine-patch quilt as you go project.
It is half term and I have tomorrow at home(bank holiday), back to work on Tuesday then off Wednesday and Thursday and sadly back to work on Friday. I had intended to have the whole week but it just hasn't worked out that way.
I have a list of things I want to achieve over the week so I'll take lots of pics and I'll be back....