Archive for February, 2008

Your wish is my command

February 28th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 4 Comments

What follows has all been kindly requested at some time or other: Hazeljoy wanted to see some close ups of the Big Birds from my latest quilt. Freda’s Hive has tagged me for 7 facts about myself. I have already done something very similar here. So if you are really short of something interesting to do, […]


February 26th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 6 Comments

After what feels like an eternity (but was actually only 5 weeks) my ‘Big Brown British Birds’ quilt is finally finished. It was great fun to make. The piecing is easy, but not so easy that it becomes boring. Then you get to play with applique and drawing with your sewing machine. Then there is a spot […]

Patchwork Pig

February 20th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 10 Comments

                It is half term here. And I have achieved nothing for 3 days except to get my 2 boys safely through the day and back in their beds in one piece. Well, that’s what it feels like anyway. So, this is an old (pre blog) project held […]


February 18th, 2008 | Family, Sewing | 8 Comments

What a lovely, relaxing weekend. We actually found ourselves saying things like this; “We’d better get up because they stop serving breakfast at 10”. I know! We’ve normally been up 4 hours by then (as my parents found out.) This is us walking along the White Cliffs of Dover. As you can see, you are perilously […]

Indulgent weekend

February 15th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 7 Comments

This is a little applique picture I finished a while ago. I’m still working on the bird theme. But I’m nearly done with it. I’ve been drawn to coastal images all week. Although that maybe because Tony and I have got a childfree weekend at the seaside! Hooray! I have booked a rather posh hotel and we are […]


February 12th, 2008 | Family | 3 Comments

So, how was the weekend?   As you know, I was expecting quite a long trying weekend with our bickering boys.   And to be honest, we did have our fair share of that. But, with a bit of spin doctoring this was our weekend…    Picture perfect. Wholesome. Happy.   See? I do lead a beautiful life- […]

Tightly wound

February 8th, 2008 | Family, Patchwork and quilting | 6 Comments

I’ve actually made quite a dent in my ‘to do’ list this week, which is always a satisfying feeling, isn’t it? So, I’d be all set for a relaxing weekend safe in the knowledge that I have caught up with myself for once, if it weren’t for the fact that my boys have turned. Turned into […]


February 5th, 2008 | Home | 10 Comments

We have got the builders in. Now, I did promise not to moan about them so I shan’t… but let me tell you I really, really could. Originally we were going to have the roof space of the garage converted into a studio for me. But it soon became clear that the room was going to be too small. […]

Herring Gull

February 1st, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 5 Comments

There’s nothing like a deadline to get you working; particularly when you only have 12 childfree daylight hours a week and a very public reason to want to do well. But, as is always the way when you have great plans and two children… Poor Henry has had a temperature and in his own words ‘a something […]