Ready, Set, GO!!

Remember that mess in the basement?

Sarah came over and first we worked in this space…

Note lack of pile on the cutting table and the clear desk in the front of the picture.


Then I got to feeling guilty about making Sarah help, put on my big girl panties and lo and behold…

DSC02430I can get into my sewing space without treading on anything!! How exciting is that?

One machine all ready to go…


Two machines all ready…



I played with the panoramic sweep function on my camera to make the most of the occasion….


Yeah, Go me! Pat on the back and all that…


So what to do next?

With everything tidy I could search out all my quilts to take to Heritage Quilters in Lockport and Celeste and I set forth. We took Riverwalk‘s Raffle Quilt for an airing. It looked great all set up and Celeste sold a good number of tickets.


We had a fun time with the ladies down in Lockport. Here they are all lined up ready to share their show and tell. 


No pictures of the speaker because she was so enthralling that the photographer forgot to take any… So believe me, I dressed up and put make up on for the occasion.

With everything sorted there were no more excuses and I set to work on some samples for the next few month’s classes at Pieceful Heart Fabrics.

I am offering a Yo-yo tea towel class for the Quilter and Child class this quarter. Take a plain tea towel, add some nice ribbons and make a dozen yo-yos with the Clover yo-yo maker… Attach the yo-yos with buttons sewn all the way through and voila!

DSC02454 DSC02458The class is being held just in time for Mother’s Day. It would make a very special present?

I am also adding a more modern look embroidery class using a sarahjane designs pattern called 3 Little Birds. It comes with an iron-on transfer and I completed it with Finca perle cottons.

DSC02460The embroidery uses back stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, long and short stitch, french knots and circular bullion stitches. That’s a lot of stitches to learn so it should be fun.

I still have to finish a wool applique piece. I have stitched all the pieces down and now it’s ready for some embellishment.

Too much fun, all the time in this house. I will update my schedule in the next few days and you will see just how much fun I am anticipating.


  1. Sandy Church said:

    You are amazing Catherine! I still remember you teaching us to make a new square every month and making a small quilt. I am still quilting and I wish you were closer to take some classes from you! I use my Christmas table square every year and remember how it was made. Thank you!

    January 15, 2013
    • catherineredford said:

      That was a long time ago… I am thrilled to hear that you are still stitching!

      January 15, 2013

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