Friday, May 18, 2012

mr. postman

Wow, yesterday completely got away from me.  I shipped packages all day!  About 1/4 of the packages were ready by the time the mail carrier came around noon, so many of your student kits are actually being picked up by Mr. Postman today.  I think I got home from shipping around 10 pm?  Yes, it took a wee bit longer than I expected. 

Student Kits in process

Aria and Liam were eager to help. They placed two sewing needles in each square of 9" felt.  Don't worry, there was some quality control!  They also unpackaged a slew of Gutermann hand quilting threads and other such things all in advance.  But, when it came down too it, I needed to pack each individual student kit yesterday, which is what took all day.

I apologize to the handful of students that didn't get student kits before they sold out. I did run out of kits at the same time that classes sold out earlier this week.  I just did not anticipate the response you have given to the Handstitched class.  So grateful!  I'm sorry that I'm not able to take more students, but I must cap the total number of students so that I'm able to be a good teacher to those I've taken on.  I want to be able to answer all those questions promptly!  I hope you understand.

Love circle May blocks

So.... I also mailed out my May do. Good Stitches blocks.  These Patchwork Wheel Blocks were super fun and fast to put together.  I've been really craving some patchwork, so these hit the spot.  When I get back from our weekend plans, I expect to start a new quilt.  It's time!

Faith circle May blocks

I popped these Ohio Star Blocks in the mail as well.  They are for the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches, destined for a quilt to be gifted to a woman with more traditional tastes.  I hope the dots aren't too much!

pocket tutorial

Aaaaaand.... this swap gift has been finished and sent on it's way as well.  I'll be back with a simple pocket tutorial next week.

Ok, I'm off to tie up some loose ends and finish packing for our weekend camping trip. I'm bringing my handstitching!  Everyone enjoy your weekend.  See you Monday!

24 comments:

  1. How nice that you have helpers that actually help! And, I love the dots. I think it will look lovely in a traditional quilt. Dots were all the rage back ??, well they've always been quite popular haven't they?

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  2. Thanks you again for all the effort that you are putting into the kits. Your students appreciate it!

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  3. it sounds like you have been very busy! i hope you have a wonderful weekend camping with your family! love the blocks! xo

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  4. you must be wonderful teacher. lovely blocks!

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  5. Really excited for class to start and you have adorable helpers. Santa`s Grotto in December?

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  6. busy, busy!!! I hope you and the family have a great time this weekend! Your blocks look great, and the pocket is just too cute!

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  7. My tracking # says my kit will be here tomorrow! Yea!!!

    Thx for all the good work you all do there.

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  8. Thankyou for all the hardwork you are putting into our class. I am so excited. I check the class page every day.
    Your helpers are so sweet.

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    1. You're welcome! Well, you'll see some action on the class blog this Friday, but probably not before then =)

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  9. Awesome projects there! Looks like you need to take a break after all that packing =D

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  10. Yes, thank you very much! I'm eager for the class to begin and super excited to get the kit so quickly. You are helping to renew my love for sewing :)

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  11. Ahh, just LOOK at those two little helpers! You are putting so much work into this........and I SOOOO appreciate it. As far as the big response to your Handstitching......How can anyone NOT want to join in! I am so happy I am in!

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  12. Oh I adore your helpers! I'm sad because I was not able to get in on this wonderful class. Please either repeat or better yet if you get an opening count me in. I was so hoping to learn as I'm new. So, rest up after this marathon so you can offer another :). Thank you!!!!!

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  13. Wow, what a lot of work you have accomplished this week! I am totally loving that pouch!!! I need to make one for myself for crochet hooks so might use a similar colour scheme, I usually use bright colours but i love the prettiness of those pastels! I'm a bit scared of those tiny triangles though!

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  14. Awww, your little helpers are just too adorable!!! I'm so excited to get my kit and start the class! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  15. I'm so excited about the hand stitching class! I just had carpal tunnel surgery on my right (dominant) hand, and didn't realize I wouldn't be able to do any rotary cutting. My hand therapist said I can do hand stitching though, so this class is going to save me this summer!!!

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    1. No rotary cutting - eeek! Glad I could help.

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  16. Those bee blocks are lovely! I've just started a "here and there" quilt, doing a block whenever the mood strikes. It feels nice to be sewing again. I'm looking forward to a homeschool break so I can get into some more hand stitching.

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    1. Aw, glad to hear you are sewing again! Yes, it is nice to feel that breather when schooling ends. though... I do know that I need to prepare for next year...

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  17. OOOH, excited to get my student pack!
    Love the quilt blocks, especially the 2 Ohio stars, there's something about red for me lately, they are lovely!

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  18. I am so sad I missed registrant :( please let me know if you have a waiting list!

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  19. I got my student kit yesterday! Now I can't wait to get started on the class projects :)

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