I have spent the last few days proof reading and generally criticising two years work. For me it’s the hardest part of the book making process.
But now the mistakes are gone and soon we will have a beautiful and inspiring book: it’s actually been there all along. I can see it.
The Festival of Quilts, the biggest quilt show in Europe is just around the corner.
I’ll be there on my Stand G4 so please come by and say ‘hello’ to me, my Mum or my sister (if you’re very lucky you can say ‘hello’ to all of us!)
I’m also teaching a 3 hour masterclass workshop on ‘how to draw with your sewing machine’ and I’ll be spending some time playing and chatting on the Moda Bakeshop (lots of freebies and inspiration) stand too.
It’s going to be a busy and inspiring show!
Now for the good news: I have a free ticket for one of you!
Just leave me a comment and I’ll choose one at random next week. Please only enter if you know you can attend the show- the ticket is valid on any of the 4 days.
The Festival of Quilts, 6-9th August NEC Birmingham, UK
And you will find this owl in amongst it’s pages.
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 in the not to distant future!
I bought this wonderful kit to knit a Badger head from Sincerely Louise months ago.
I had intended to knit it in secret and give the finished Badger to Tony for Christmas.
Of course, I soon ran out of time and Tony never got his knitted badger after all.
Last week I decided enough was enough and spent an evening finishing it up and here he is!
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?
The ink is pretty unpredictable and trying but failing to control it only leads to frustration, so here’s what I have learnt:
all splodges must be embraced!
Just popping in to tell you that my brand new pattern booklet ‘Winter’ is all finished and available exclusively from ‘Create and Craft TV’.
My bags are packed and I will shortly be catching my train to Peterborough ready for my live TV show tomorrow morning (Sunday 14th June, 10am UK time).
I’m quite looking forward to it!
P.S: My boys always write the blurbs for my books. Joe is brilliant at it!
I found the chalk board fabric ages ago whilst teaching at ‘The Patchwork Dog and Basket’ in Lewes and I’m so glad I did. A cold tea of leftover chicken and some salad bits became a fun evening in the garden, all sat round the table and lingering to chat.