Don't think I am going to fit everything in tomorrow. I was thinking this morning on the way to work it would be wonderful to slip back to the 3 day working week and go back to having a day dedicated to sewing, unfortunately the amount of work at work especially this time of year and the bank balance really needs that extra day.
Maestro found out his braces can come off "at the next available appointment" which is in 2 weeks time at which point we have to pay off the balance. As he has only had them on 16 months and payments were calculated for 2 years there is still quite a bit to pay off and the permanent "gold" wire isn't included so that's more on top. Every time I look at Squid's smile I know she will be following down the same path in the not too distant future.
Have to say that my Beginners Class is going great guns, and the girls are in various stages of finishing their first ever quilts and all enthused to learn more. As I think I have said the first week I was pretty nervous but I have been doing my notes as the weeks have gone by to make sure I cover everything they need and I am sure they will come away with a completed (or nearly completed) quilt at the end of the course which they will be able to finish on their own if they need to.
I am really pleased with how this weeks lesson went as I had girls on 3 different stages in the process. I did a bit of show and tell with my quilts to show different border options - No borders, pieced borders and plain borders. We did pin baste one quilt this week and we talked about spray basting (my preferred method) and had the other girls start to add their borders. The class went really quickly for me as there was talking on my part and helping with the various stages instead of just watching them sew blocks.
I'm heading to the class room this weekend as a student, I am doing a class on foundation piecing at Hetties Patch as the kids have a break in tennis this week. Maestro is finished for the season, and Squids team went straight to the Grand Final so they get a weeks break so I get to play this weekend with my sewing machine.