Archive for category : Patchwork and quilting
I’ve started to think of this as my big blog and instagram as my little blog. It’s really quick and ‘come as you are’ over there. I like to be more considered here. Which explains why I’m there far more than I’m here. Anyway, I’m here now. This will be a large wall hanging similar [...]
So, despite my best efforts I’m a day behind on my quilt. And I’ve still got the binding to slip-stitch in place. Never mind, the deadline was self-imposed anyway. I thought I’d show you the sleepie clips I use to hold the binding in place before I sew it. They’re simple to use, they stay [...]
So, this is my job for today: design the quilting pattern, layer up and then start hand quilting my new Spring flowers quilt. The only cloud in the sky is that the whole quilt has to be finished for Thursday morning. Good bye, bed.
hand quilting teaching at The Quilt Room and Didlr-ing. I have not been doing any housework. None. So now you know what I will be doing…
My little business has had a bit of a growth spurt recently. So to celebrate I’ve treated myself to an ipad mini. And let me tell you, it’s a thing of beauty. I’m hoping it will make travelling, working and generally being away from home easier and more pleasant, and I can Instagram at last [...]
I’ve admired her work for so long and now I’m the very proud owner of a little piece. I mean, look at him! How could I resist such a character? Visit Mandy’s Etsy shop and treat yourself to a real bargain. Now, I’m saving for one of these stools.
Tony and I will celebrate twenty six years together next week. Feels like forever and yet not long enough. So, I’ve made us a cushion. And a very simple PDF of the letters for you. I haven’t written any instructions but I have sewing tips for the applique.
Did I ever show you my coasters? I can’t remember. But I made them ages ago for a couple of English paper piecing * workshops I taught. Simple, pretty and time consuming. Woe betide anyone who spills a drink on them. * Flossie tea cakes is the place to go for paper piecing advice.
as well as painting them I’ve been stitching leaves and bugs too. By the way, that grey thing is supposed to be a feather- it looks a little more convincing in real life.
inspiration seems to grow slowly round here and one day soon this pile will tell me what it wants to be :: Brene Brown’s TED talks on wholehearted living: vulnerability and shame. Fascinating.