Sunshine and Sales….

with the temperatures soaring last week we took drastic action and took our class room outside! If you don’t know The Corner Patch it’s  in the corner of an arcade of 5 shops – the building was previously a garage before it was converted into the arcade. It’s a single brick building with a corrugated roof and so it’s a fridge in the winter and in the summer it’s  like a green house, we do everything we can to try to cool it down with fans but as the day gets warmer the classroom upstairs becomes more like a ‘sweat shop’!

So I bought a couple of gazebos and carried the tables and machines out into the ‘garden’ at the back of the arcade.

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It proved to be a great hit with my ladies, they loved it! it was a little tricky when the breeze got up and there was a little chasing of pieces around the garden but it was worth it, to be a bit cooler. So much more comfortable than upstairs – I think some of the ladies would like it to become a permanent fixture.

Carrie is one of my ‘Absolute Beginner’ ladies and she has made this lovely babies ‘playmat’ for her friend who’s baby is due soon, with the leftover bits from her first quilt, she dropped in on Wednesday to get a bit of help with the binding and the result is lovely.

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Carrie’s playmat ready for the hand sewing bit.

Thursday saw Chris teaching the last ‘Block of the Month’ before we break up for the Summer (we give Chris a rest through August) ….

Sheila also brought in a bag she has made for her friend using the Thimble Pleasures panel

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Lucky friend, I say.

Do you remember me talking about showing Barbara how to do foundation piecing and I showed you the unit she made – well she made 3 more and brought in the completed block – it’s so pretty

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and whilst all this fun in the sun was going on I was folding and sorting fabrics ready for the sale that started on Saturday. We had a busy day and lots of people came and got some bargains. But don’t worry if you weren’t able to make it on Saturday, the sales on all week and there are still lots of bargains to be had.

Have a lovely week and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, knowing the British weather it’ll be raining again soon.

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