Monday, 23 June 2014
I Havent much quilty to blog about. The weather has been really good, so outside becons. The pipeband championship was held in the park this week. I really enjoyed it, must be my scottish blood. My niece’s girls and hubby are involved, and with all those tartans and hundreds of people around, I managed to find them. Z’s pink sunglasses drew my attention.
L has been doing this since she was little. Now at 16 she is very skilled.
Monday, 9 June 2014
I have to confess. I am so ashamed. What have I done you ask? It’s more like what have I not done. This afternoon I was sewing away merrily on my Convergence quilt, see below, when my trusty machine began to make horrendous noises, and nasty loose stitches. I didnt know what was wrong, thought it might be the bobbin cover which seemed loose. I stopped and decided to take a couple of pics of the quilt so far. That done, I pulled out the manual for my faithful friend. I turned to the maintenance section………well, have you caught on yet. I saw the instructions for cleaning and oiling. I opened the needle plate and was horrified to find lint the size and colour of a small fieldmouse. Boy was I ashamed. I admit I didnt do the maintenance/cleaning bit in all the years I have had her. Almost 8. Sooooo… she got lots of tlc, a needle change, and bless her she is sewing like a dream. What a bad stitcher am I.
Thank you for listening /reading my confession. I have learned my lesson….really I have.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Well, I didnt last long with the ‘blog every week’ resolution. I just seemed to get busy. What was I doing……I’ll have to think about that. Lets have a look at where I was last blog…..27th April! I can hardly believe that. Where have the five weeks gone. I went to Scotland as a surprise for my Auntie on her birthday. Had a great couple of days, but not many photos. This very peaceful scene at the front of my cousin’s house where I stayed.
Then DH and I went to Donegal. This is a pic of the cliffs at Slieve Liag (league). The weather was not great, but we had this cosy stove for the evenings.
A local church held a lovely quilt exhibition in our neighbouring town. There were some beautiful quilts, and lots of inspiration. This is something new for my neighbourhood, and was a great hit. Here are a few pics.I loaned my Scrappy Happy Spring.
Summer has brought new life to the lake in our park. This swan had 5 babies and seemed to be waiting for the other 3 eggs to hatch. Sadly, as I walked this morning I noticed the eggs still there, and the family gone to swim at the other side of the lake.
We also have a family of 5 goslings to add to the growing goose flock.I entered a quilt in the home industries part of our local agricultural show. The first show I ever entered.Am I just a little proud to be acknowledged. This is the quilt that won. It is not well displayed, as there is a window behind it.Th photo doesnt do it justice.
Finally, finally I bought Ricky Tims book and am in the process of trying this technique. More photos to follow.
This will take practice, but I love it. B.
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
Ok, so I dont have a lot to blog about weekly. I enjoyed my guild meeting last Tuesday, which was a show and tell. Such lovely quilts. I took my spring quilt and two of the Christmas throws I made the girls.
The postcard became a swap. I waited to see if anyone would take my ‘red sails’, and then picked this little gem by Jean Kelly. It’s called ‘scraps from Grace’s quilt’. I loved the buttons. Grace is her baby grandaughter.
It was lovely to go and sit for a quiet time in a special room. We had great celebrations of our Risen Lord Jesus over the weekend. So uplifting and joyful.
The weather over this weekend has been super in my little part of the world. Where the south of England has had rain and cold, we were basking in unusually warm temperatures and clear blue skies. It is good to feel the warmth of the sun after a cold winter.
That’s all for now folks. Talk again soon. xx
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Well, I started to blog on Friday, forgetting that Blogger wasnt accepting my photos for some reason. So here I am, take two.
This little girlie arrived safely. Her name is Crunchie.
She will have a posh name later. I have done very little sewing this week. I took this panel and simply added batting and a soft brushed back to make a small boy happy. (havent picked which small boy yet).
Think that’s all this week folks. It’s sunny, and the outdoors calls. xx