As I suspected, I am going to like quilting...
I was looking forwards to taking the quilting course at church, and had my first lesson yesterday. Enid taught me the basic things for making a simple block by machine, and I can't tell how you how ridiculously pleased I was to finally be learning it!
When I got home, the material I had ordered from America was lying there on the porch floor - happy days!!! The living room very quickly looked like this. I decided to break a rule right away (and not wash my fabric), but justified it by saying that I will just make a quick practise quilt first, before I do my proper one. I was just too impatient to get started! By bedtime, I had made 5 12'' blocks, with pretty basic designs. I want to have lots of white around them, with a bright border.
This morning, I am creating a little quilting corner for myself in the dining room, and clearing up all the fabric a bit. Squeeeeek! (My excited guinea-pig-like noise.)