September 10th: A Typical Work Day


Thursday has panned out to be a pretty typical work day for me.

The day started out with replying back to emails and checking all of my social media places and answering comments and seeing what all of you guys are up to.

Then my usual late morning procrastinating set in and I got sucked into watching too many YouTube videos. (We’ve all been there! Am I right?) Well to be honest, I was waiting for my camera battery to charge so that I could get filming my Petal Pincushion tutorial…I had to do something to pass the time! 😀

After lunch, my motivation came back with a punch (I find I work best from early afternoon and into the evening!) and I got the Pincushion tutorial filmed and ready for editing! Yeah! Over the next few hours, I’ll get the major part of that edit done, ready to add the finishing touches tomorrow morning so that I can upload it in the afternoon! So get ready for that!

Also this afternoon, when I was importing my tutorial files into iMovie, I got momentarily distracted by some of the downloadable PDF patterns on the Fat Quarter Shop website. (As one so casually does!) I ended buying two patterns that really stood out to me and that I could see myself easily making! The first is a paper piecing pattern by Zen Chic called Octo!


I’ve always been really keen on making a quilt with a circular type element/design to it. As soon as I saw it, it reminded me so much of this Anna Maria Horner pattern called Spinning Stars. I think they’re very similar!

The other pattern I bought was this gorgeous Notting Hill House Mini by Nedra Ridgeway from the most beautifulist of blogs, Ellis and Higgs.


Gahh! This house is so super-super cute and I can’t wait to plan what pretty pastel floral fabrics I can use to make it with!! Yip-yip!

One other thing that I’ve been up to today is researching and making the final decisions of what blocks will make the final cut for a new Quilt-Along I’ll be doing on my YouTube channel very, very soon! It’ll be a Sampler quilt of sorts and I’m quite sure all of the blocks will have a HST base to them. The only thing I’m really stuck with is what fabrics to use. Unlike my first QAWM series, I want to use a fabric (or fabrics) that are readily available to everyone all across the world. Hence why I’ve been stalking the Fat Quarter Shop of late as well as Kelani Fabrics and Hobby Sew. There are a few fabric ranges I’ve found that I think will work but I’m still on the lookout for that perfect collection that ticks all of the boxes!

So that’s been my day. Well so far, anyway. I still have this post to finalise and publish as well as a tutorial to edit for you guys to see tomorrow, along with half a dozen other important things on my to-do list that I’m casually procrastinating over! Eek!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thursday wherever you are in the world!

Happy Sewing, Friends!



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7 thoughts on “September 10th: A Typical Work Day”

    1. Thank you!
      I can definitely relate with having too much going on at the moment. To be honest, I really didn’t need to buy any new patterns, but they both looked so wonderful that I couldn’t pass them by! 🙂


  1. Did I miss something?? I am not getting tutorials like before. Just pictures and summary of your week. What happen to your tutorials??


    1. Hi Mikko! I’ve set myself a personal challenge to write a blog post everyday during the month of Septmber, so not every post will be a tutorial. However, tomorrow’s post will be a tutorial and I also included one in my Fat Quarter Shop blog hop on Tuesday.


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