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70-20-10 and Me

I am a Learning Professional. Not a lot of people know this. Ten years ago it would have been Training instead of learning but we don't train people any more. We enable them to learn. It sounds ghastly but it is actually quite sensible. Research shows that 70% of what you learn comes from what you pick up on the job and from problem solving. A further 20% is from feedback from others and seeing good and bad examples of a topic an the last 10% comes from conventional courses and reading.
Now having said that people still have different ways they prefer to learn. Personally I favour the Kolb model which suggests people have one or a combination of two preferred styles from:

Trial and Error (Active Experimentation)Getting stuck in (Concrete Experimentation)Watching others and copying (Reflective Observation)Thinking about it (Active Conceptualisation) There is a free questionnaire here to help you work out your preference but usually it leaps to the eye. Think about what kind of knitt…

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Dare to Dresden Bloghop! Day Four

Good day sunshine!This is my first appliqued circle, mentioned in yesterday's post. Not too shabby huh? I cut the circle and then tacked a 3mm hem before whip stitching it down and removing the tacking thread. And it is just the centre of my first ever dresden patchwork piece.
Yes - I dared to Dresden! Having been so subdued with my colour choices on the front I let loose on the back. I've had these buttons in stash for years. So cute!
They remind me of that line from The Mikado "three little maids are we..."
One last look at how my sofa now looks...

I was feeling pretty chuffed with my dresden but not particularly inspired to do any more when I saw this one from Quilting Lodge Blog from yesterday's day of the Hop.
Source: quiltinglodgeblog.com via Alex on Pinterest
Isn't it lovely? It's paper pieced and I adore the effect. I have pinned it to my Patchwork Board on Pinterest.

Last time I participated in a hop I was planning a Rainbow Charm Square Swap fo…

I Appliqued a Circle and I Liked It

I didn't think I would enjoy applique, but I did. But, I'm not going to show you until tomorrow, when I take place in the Dresden bloghop! Until then the final preview of my Nancy Drew quilt before that bloghop takes place in March.
I'm really pleased with how it is coming out although I have suffered a set back. I ordered samples of an ideal flannel backing fabric on the 15th. They arrived on Friday. I went online to order a few metres of one last night and they're not on the website any more. The whole range has gone! I anxiously await a reply from them to my "Concerned of Mudchute" email.

I've put the finishing touches to two baby cardigans for my niece-in-progress. This one is a free pattern and keeps reminding me of the people in Pigeon Street.

Sister requested no pink but these buttons seem to go perfectly.
The next is sock yarn and I had intended to i-cord some frogging type buttonholes but then when I looked at it I thought cords would do nicely.