A year of classes.

2011 is here and is going to be a year of classes for me. It started with the arrival of this parcel in my mailbox.

It comes from the USA and there's a little note signed by Merry!!! What better way to start 2011.

What does she say ? Want to see more ?

"Thank you for joining my online class".

You're welcome Merry, but the pleasure is for me! Stitching your beautiful creations is the best thing that can happen to start this new year!!!

But what is this project ? Do you want to know ?

"Tend Thy Sheep". That's sounds great!!!! But I'd like to see the project now!!!!

Wow!!! And there's a gorgeous glove box, too!!!! Let's unpack everything now!! I can't wait anymore!

That's great but I'd like a better look at the box!!!!!

Here you go!!!!

Yes, I know! I love it too ;-)

So, now, I just have to unpack the kit and start stitching ;-)

Isn't it a great way to start 2011 ?

But why a year of classes?????

Well, because Merry Cox's online class with Shining Needle Society is not the only one I will do this year! I will also do an online class with Jackie Du Plessis in March! The project is called "Lady Jane's Garden".

That's for the online classes. And I think they are great because wherever you live on the globe you can attend a class from your favourite designers! But I also like face to face classes. So, I think I will attend another class with CA Wells in November in London. The classes are organized by Susan from "Hanging By A Thread". I'm still waiting for the official announcement of the project!!! But it should be great as far as I know ;-)

What about quilting???? Well, I will attend two face-to-face quilting classes in April at the Quiltmania quilt show in Nantes! I will do a one day class with Shizuko Kuroha and a one day class with Yoko Saito. Two days with these two Japanese master quilters is a dream that will come true and I still can't believe it!!!! I'm so looking forward to it...

It should be a wonderful year, don't you think?

Now, my quilting updates!! Block 11 from the Mystery Quilt by Born To Quilt is almost finished!!!! I think I'll be able to post about it before the end of the weekend. So stay tuned ;-)

To start this new year, I also want to thank all of you who take the time to post a comment. I read all of them, I visit your blogs and your are the main part in this blogging thing motivation!! Thanks!

Until later,


  1. I am very excited for you, I am going to participate in a couple of swaps one being a doll quilt. I am in total agree how fun it is to do these no matter where you live in this wonderful world of ours. Mary

  2. Wow David you are going to be busy, love that project. And the Lady Jane is wonderful too, so glad you got in this time :))
    Will be a kindred spirit and join you in the Merry projects (my own!) as published on my blog.

  3. What wonderful plans, David! I might have to join the SNS now that you've shown it to me :-) Have a great time with your classes.

  4. What a tease!!! And what a wonderful project. I've always wanted to do a Merry Cox and now I can watch, learn and "drool" while you do yours! You have a fabulous year planned! Good luck!

  5. Hello David, I was thinking exactly what Debby wrote "what a tease"!! Wonderful photographs and I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous projects unfold. I am going to look at the Lady Jane's Garden now. All the very best and have a fantastic time in Nantes, what a fantastic opportunity. Kind regards, Ann

  6. Oh !! David, je sens que tu vas être bien occupé cette année avec ce si joli projet de Merry.....hum !!auras-tu toujours le temps de venir à Nantes ???je plaisante !!
    Bien amicalement,

  7. Tu as bien raison de te faire plaisir! Ce modèle de Merry Cox est formidable, je l'ai moi-même brodé il y a quelque temps pour mon amie Nicole (le modèle était paru dans un Sanq) ce n'est que du bonheur que de voir naître les petits moutons sur la toile...
    La boîte jointe à ton kit est trop belle... J'ai hâte de voir ton interprétation qui promet d'être encore une M E R V E I L L E. Viiiiite!

  8. Tu as raison d'avoir autant de beaux projets. J'aime ton enthousiasme et ta joie de vivre :-)

  9. Hi David, just checking in to see how you are coming with Tend Thy Sheep but you've not updated your progress. I have the left side and the arch area done on the band and need to get off the computer and try to finish the sheep and tree tonight so that I can do the right side tomorrow. I am thinking a using tiny pastel buttons in place of the buttonhole flowers but need to have the tree done before I can really decide. I hope to post an update this weekend of the finished band - but that may be wishful thinking. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Debra

  10. Que envidia... hasta hoy he estado tentada a la clase de Jackie... pero nooooooo debo centrarme en mis estudios... Ahhhh solo debo decir.... que Dios bendiga tus manos.... tienes buen gusto... y me encantan tus trabajos... saludos


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