Archive for category : Other

All in a Row Winner!

June 2nd, 2016 | Other | No Comments

My sincere apologies for the lateness in announcing the winner of the free Moda All Stars ‘All in a Row’ book. The first edition was unfortunately printed in-correctly so rather than send out a faulty book I have waited for the perfect second edition which arrived last week. So without further ado, the random number […]

Splendid Sampler

March 31st, 2016 | Other | 21 Comments

Hello and welcome to my day to be splendid! I’m sure you are all enjoying the Splendid Sampler as much as I am! Thank you Pat and Jane for creating such a generous and exciting project. I have been printing the patterns out and waiting until I have a few to make and then treating […]


January 10th, 2016 | Other | 1 Comment

  I love to sketch with indigo ink and my trusty fountain pen. Recently I’ve been drawing little bits and bobs that live in my studio and which happen to catch my eye that day. P.S. the bunnies are china (not real!)

New patterns

January 8th, 2016 | Other | 5 Comments

I’ve been quietly working away on a pair of quilts inspired by a recent trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum (my favourite) and their ‘Fabric of India’ exhibition. I fell in love with a Kente cloth they had on display. It was very a bold indigo and cream, double woven cloth with very simple […]

Chief of Everything

July 26th, 2015 | Family, Other | 1 Comment

Tony has been working with me as my ‘Chief of Everything’ since November last year and is proving invaluable in so many ways: doing all my computer and technical work, business planning, running the shipping department, the finances and handling most of the daily admin and emails etc too. He works very late into the night […]

and the winner is…

July 16th, 2015 | Other | No Comments

Congratulations to Elaine! The random number generator chose number 14 and today is your lucky day! Email me your address please and I’ll get the ticket in the post. I look forward to meeting you at the Festival of Quilts. Thanks to everyone who entered- sorry I didn’t have a free ticket for you all!

yet another project…

June 24th, 2015 | Other | 2 Comments

Thanks to an idle hour on Pinterest lately I found myself learning how to knit a mitred square and seem to have accidentally started knitting a mitred square blanket. I told myself I’d only use my scraps but I’m already getting fussy about the colours and I can see a little shopping trip for yarn […]


June 18th, 2015 | Other | 3 Comments

 We had lots of fun swapping badges at Quilt Market! My artisan apron was getting heavier (and prettier) by the day.  I have a few left and they will be with me at the Festival of Quilts– are you coming?  

Summer time

June 13th, 2015 | Other | No Comments

Summer is fickle in England. One day it’s here and the next it’s not. But it was here a week ago and so we all ate tea in the garden and our new chalk board tablecloth had it’s first outing. I found the chalk board fabric ages ago whilst teaching at ‘The Patchwork Dog and […]

Minnehaha Falls

June 4th, 2015 | Other | 2 Comments

Tony and I had a few days in Minneapolis before Quilt Market began and we used them well! One of our favourite days was spent visiting Minnehaha Falls and the mighty Mississippi river. I couldn’t resist chanting ‘Mrs M, Mrs I, Mrs SSI, Mrs SSI, PPI’ as we walked along the rocky path from the […]