Archive for July, 2010

A happy ending

July 30th, 2010 | Other | 17 Comments

I know, I know I said I’d have a little blogging break, but something lovely has happened and I just had to tell you: You may remember this post about the beautiful photograph I had found of the Ford Robertson twins and their mother, Marion (updated post here). Well, Marions’ great grandson in New Zealand stumbled […]

End of term

It’s been a busy couple of weeks what with the decorating all the end of term school activities and working late into the night trying to get everything ready for the Festival of Quilts (I’ll be on stand G4, teaching workshops and demonstrating on the Pfaff sewing machine stand, say hello to me and my Mum if […]


July 16th, 2010 | Home | 3 Comments

The plumber has been! We’re glad we waited for him, because this is what our pipes look like.            


July 14th, 2010 | Patchwork and quilting | 8 Comments

Today, some 12 years after making my first patchwork quilt I have finally learnt how to make a continuous binding. It wasn’t difficult didn’t take long and looks great. Better late than never.

Hot chocolate?

July 11th, 2010 | Family | 2 Comments

It’s been very hot here. My boys had a great time running through the sprinkler yesterday stopping only when they were shivering blue with cold then Joe asked for a hot chocolate to warm him up!                   P.S. Still waiting for a plumber.

Down Beside the Seaside

As I mentioned in my last post I’m just home from teaching in Newcastle  I was invited by Kim of The Fat Quarters   which is a very pretty well- stocked shop (you’ll want everything)  Over the two day workshop I taught the ladies how to make my ‘Down Beside the Seaside’ wall hanging You can see […]


July 6th, 2010 | Home | 4 Comments

This vintage colander planted with little Alpines is just about all the gardening I’ve achieved recently. And when I say ‘gardening’ I really mean tipping the un-drunk water from our dinner glasses on it before we come in for the evening.   P.S. I’m just home from teaching at The Fat Quarters near Newcastle- thanks for […]


July 1st, 2010 | Home | 11 Comments

After 8 years we’re finally decorating our lounge. We’ve had a wood burning stove fitted and have chosen some rather bold wallpaper as you can see. One day, when we’ve got carpet, furniture and curtains I’ll show you what it looks like finished. But, I wouldn’t hold your breath- I’m still waiting for the plumber to […]