Friday, 24 June 2016

My weekend starts from now.......

It has been a mammoth week, but I have finally got the book work to where it needs to be. I can see just what has come in, and especially what went out!! Until I see the accountant, I am not sure what that will mean for me tax wise as the sale of The Sanctuary complicates my usual situation a bit.

I should have taken a photo of this desk on Monday morning, when I started to spread all the receipts (collected over 12 months), the statements and books etc on the table. There are 2 witnesses who were here at the time, who were a bit lot stunned at what I put there. It did not look very "business like" and I know this. It has been quite a worry not having kept up with it, and today I feel much better. This afternoon I have even started going through drawers and "stuff" that has been sitting around for too long. I still have a long way to go, and aim to try and sort a bit of the filing cabinet every so often. You can see the second photo and the rubbish from today's purge. There is lots more to come yet.

I have filled the wood box outside the laundry door, so I won't have to venture far this weekend. It can rain, freeze or snow and I shall be sitting by the fire with my feet up! Well, maybe I shall go out to feed the cat!

I have wood stacked by the fire, to last until tomorrow morning. And the book is waiting by the chair for me as soon as I have finished posting this report.

While I am reporting in, I shall update you on last weekend's Embellished quilt class.Sorry, I did not take lots of photos. There were 3 new "students", and it takes time to get them on track and for them to sort out their machines. The first thing they do is pintucking, and some machines are better at this than others, and a fiddle with the tensions is necessary. One girl had a very new machine, so she had some bonding to do. But I know that after 2 days she was much more knowledgeable about her machine than when she came. The main purpose of this class is to try different techniques on your machine and learn how to adjust things to achieve the result you want. Every machine reacts differently to the fabric, needles, threads and stitches that you use.

Lots of concentration happening in this photo. 'Tis not all serious though, as there were lots of laughs throughout the day as they all got to know each other, and lunch is usually "bring a plate to share". 2 ladies came from over the border, and stayed the night.

Lyn has been working on her grey quilt for awhile now, and is still working out a plan. She seems to have 2 things happening, with some more traditional and some leaning to the dreamcatcher and feathers theme.

 This block is a square of different stitches in various thread,s and then cut up into smaller sections and place on the block. The edges will then be finished somehow, either stitching, or couching.

Here are some feathers.

This block has thread painted feathers, and trapunto.

Michelle has just started this class, and is still working out what she will do. Here she is looking at fabrics, and has an idea for something more contemporary. Looking forward to see where this one will go.

Rosie has just started, and was worried about her old machine, but you can see it pintucks beautifully, she can make up for a lack of lots of stitches, by combining various ones.

Another of Lyn's talents is woodwork, and recently she showed me a photo of a pram she had made for her grand daughter. I asked if she would make one for me, and we agreed on a price. It was delivered here last weekend, and now I need to "fit it out" with the appropriate bedding. Miss Bridie has a birthday next month, so I am hoping she might like this. I am informed that she is walking now, so she might give it a lot of use.

Time to put the feet up. Have a good weekend and stay warm, (or cool if you live up there!).

Blessings, From Jude


Jean McGee said...

Lovely to be able to relax in front of the fire in this cold weather. It's a good feeling to get the book work out of the way at least until next tax time! Quilts look lovely once again. Love , Jean xx

Susan Smith said...

Good to get the bookwork done. Some of those embellished blocks are beautiful & the little pram is so cute. Yes, it's cold here too, and we even had snowflakes, along with weeney hail that covered the backyard in white. Our top temperature was 6.1deg. I took photos and may do a blog post tomorrow. Have a good weekend and take caret

Pauline Clark said...

Great work Judy. Now for some down time for yourself. Love Pauline.Stay warm. xx The pram is beautiful & i,m sure Miss Bridie will love it.

Sue SA said...

Great gift idea for a toddler, my son's fav toy once he was steady on his feet was a push along block trolley. And both my boys liked having "teddy bear sleeping bags" and assorted blankets to wrap their soft toys in. I am sure you will have lots of fun with scraps making linen to match this sweet pram.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

The worst part of having a business - the paperwork! Glad you got it sorted and all set to send to the accountant. Lovely work going on in your class! xxx