Archive for category : Other

Aurifil Designer of the month

January 15th, 2017 | Other | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome! I am pleased to tell you that I am Aurifil’s designer of the month for January 2017. The year is off to a great start! Every year Aurifil and Pat Sloan invite twelve designers to create a special, unique block for you and host a quilt-a- long for the whole year. And […]

Pat’s mega fun book tour

November 22nd, 2016 | Other | 6 Comments

Hello and a very warm welcome to my stop on Pat’s mega fun book tour! I’ve known Pat for a few years now and she is one of the kindest, generous, supportive and encouraging quilters I know. Pat has written another (her 33rd!) book which sets out to teach us all how to machine quilt. […]

Pottery

July 13th, 2016 | Other | 4 Comments

Chief of Everything and I have been going to pottery classes every Thursday morning and love it! We have a fabulous teacher called Lucy Burley who is very gentle, encouraging and generous with her knowledge. Do pop over to her website, I’m sure you’ll agree that Lucy makes the most elegant and sophisticated work.¬† I […]

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 […]

Miscellany

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 […]