Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I am in the process of unpicking my little posies so that I can group them closer together. Sigh. It is a tedious job. I know that most people consider machine sewn seams stronger than hand sewn, but let me tell you, unpicking all the little seams is turning into a job. Still, I think I will have enough of the muslin to make one or two more rows, so it will work out in the end.

Life has been good this past week because I have a jewel of a student teacher. She jumped right in and is doing a super job. Right now I am just observing her teach and offering a few suggestions here and there. She doesn't need too much, just a chance to gain a little experience with the day to day teaching. It's fun to work with someone who has such enthusiasm!

I am looking forward to this weekend because my daughter is coming down to spend her birthday here at home with us. Yay! We are both looking forward to having her home again.

6 comments:

Libby said...

I'm so glad you dropped by my blog again -- I lost the link to you before. I am an empty nester, too. We are really enjoying it *s* I love that you do so much hand piecing. I felt like I came to quilting late and had to catch up quickly in order to make all the quilts that I 'NEED'

anne bebbington said...

You're dead right about unpicking hand stitching being more difficult than machine stitching - at least machine stitching is even stitch length and tension - it doesn't throw up anything unexpected

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hate, hate,hate any unpicking. It's about the only time I feel strongly enough to say "hate"! But love, love ,love a good student teacher. Unfortunately it's not always the way! Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

ps loved the graph paper link, printed heaps off and I showed it to my quilting friends last night and thay loved it. Have fun with your daughter, Tracey

Ali Honey said...

Hi Diana, Glad you dropped by my blog so I could find you. We have so much in common....ex teacher books, empty nest, and at the moment working with hexagon shapes.You may wish to go back through my past blogs a way to see what I am making with hexagons. I am listing you in my links if that's okay. Cheers from Alison in New Zealand.

Morah said...

I too have a GFG quilt that I am hand piecing. I am currently out of love with it. It has been at least 2 yrs. since starting it and I have maybe 10 flowers finished!