One of the things I enjoy the most about my business, is the people I am privileged to meet in the private lessons I teach. I have taught children like Liam, who made a twin-sized B’s Big Girl Quilt, and love how curious our granddaughters are when they come to visit.
I’m sure they will be sewing with me in the near future.
I’m particularly impressed when I am asked by a “more mature” customer to help them either with a project or to learn more about their new machines or the embroidery software. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Barb and Lily.
Barb is a wonderful lady, 79 years young. She discovered a beautiful design set by Smith Street Designs called Wildflowers. She already had the perfect palette for these designs, a quilt she recently finished piecing. She wanted a refresher course on embroidering with her Bernina 730 machine.
She wanted to learn how to load the designs to her machine again as well as the fundamentals of machine embroidery. In no time at all, she was busy stitching her very first floral design on a block of her quilt with a solid background. Isn’t it stunning?
When she arrived for her second lesson, she was eager to share the additional blocks she had completed. She also announced that she had dismantled her quilt top to make it easier to hoop the individual blocks. I was amazed, but it does make the project a lot easier to work on.
She had a long list of questions and in no time at all, we were stitching another stunning design from the Wildflower collection called Indian Blanket.
Barb is so enthusiastic and fun to work with. She is always open to learn something new and then give it a try for herself. I really admire her tenacity and am pleased how well she is doing in the short period of time we have worked together.
She has quite a wardrobe of adorable hats and I’m anxious to see what stylish accessory she is wearing. I feel very fortunate to share some very fun hours with Barb as we work on her latest project(s).
When her quilt is finished, I will post a picture of it as it is going to be stunning… just like the maker!
Meet Lily, another one of my students who is working on a wonderful quilt for her great granddaughter’s graduation.
Lily is 83 and delightful! She is also learning more about machine embroidery and doing very well.
She originally purchased a machine that could not do embroidery, but in no time at all traded that machine for an embroidery machine so that she too could create some of the beautiful embroidered projects. She said that she bought a new machine in order to learn something new. She feels it is important to challenge oneself in order to keep your mind active and alert.
I feel very privileged to get to spend time with her and always look forward to my “Lessons with Lily”.
I hope you are enjoying some beautiful spring weather and would love to hear about projects you have been working on.
In the meantime, “Happy Stitching!!!”