It was a busy month for me despite having no regular classes.
I held two mini workshops, one in FMQ, the other Mile a Minute quilts.
It was Di's turn as Queen Bee in our Bee a Brit Stingy Bee and she requested Maple Leaf blocks in different sizes, plus a Siggy block.
For Judith's Bee Blessed, we made Asterisk blocks from a Craftsy video tutorial - fun, but I couldn't make a whole quilt of these myself.
A few of us in the Stingy Brits had a mini swap for Easter - little baskets. Partners were allocated once everyone had made their little baskets, I liked this idea and mine went to Janet which was great as she lives a 5 minute walk away so I lucked out on the postage front.
I also lucked out by receiving these goodies from Nicky......
Around this time I also had a deadline to make - Jo (MyBearpaw) had asked those of us teaching at this year's Stitch Gathering in Edinburgh,
to have our project samples ready so she could announce the classes on her website. I am delighted to be teaching my Mega Pinnie which seems to have acquired a life of its own. I didn't have a spare one lying about and really, it will be going to Edinburgh after all, so I needed a really nice one.
With just a little advance prep this will be totally achievable in a half day session at the Stitch Gathering. For those of you interested in coming along this year why don't you hop n over to Jo's place and find out all the details, as well as all the other classes on offer, I think they are even better than last year!
As Easter approached, so did my birthday which fell on Easter Sunday this year. I had my family visiting for the day and the weather was so beautiful we spent most of the day outdoors. (Unlike today - heating has been switched back on)
Of course, due homage had to be paid to Easter traditions, and every egg hunter needs a bag.
This wee Tote was adapted from my own tutorial which you can find at the top of the blog.
After Easter, more deadlines for me as I tried to finish off samples to show at the Open Day ( thank you everyone who visited my slideshow, hope you all enjoyed it)
My Tumbler cushion for a workshop in September.
And my Deer Cushion for my Christmas in August workshop (with permission from Julianna
and finally, I am able to share with you a special piece of work. Many of you will be familiar with
Carol's Ladies, what a talented lady she is. I hatched a plan a few months ago to commission one from Carol to give to my friend Delia, whose birthday it was on Tuesday. Here she is, holding her portrait.
Happy Birthday Delia.