Tuesday, 31 January 2012

All done

I am pleased with this now it is finished.

I just have to find a place to display it.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

+ 2 more

Two more for charity.

The red and green one I only quilted and did the binding.

The multiple coloured one I did from my scraps.


I took part in the Big Bird Count to-day.The number of birds

I recorded this year was down a great deal on last year as

the birds are not visiting my feeders much at the moment.

This might be due to the mild weather we have been having.


I am off to meet the Lady's in the libary to-morrow where I

will finish the binding around the picture of the girl splashing

in the tin bath.

That will be for another day.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Charity Quilts

A day spent with a few friends making charity quilts.As you can see we completed 13.

There are still 11 to make but the is for another day.

The following day was Impatiens quilt groups A.G.M. followed by a very interesting talk by

Jackie Smith on her Art Quilts.

Jackie's work travels around the country for exhibitions and she has sold much of her work.

As a group in region 9 of the quilters guild of Great Britain we are holding our second exhibition

in June.So the chairpersons challenge has been set, the last challenge was well entered.

I had better get my thinking cap on.

Monday, 23 January 2012

just a bit more

I am getting a bit hooked on this.

I will get better with practise.

I now need to look for threads for the hat and ball.

I am so enjoying this

 This is just the start I have never attempted any thing like this before.

so far so good.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

A New Thing for me

I just thought I would try something different, using a pattern from www.redwork.info .

I am going to try and fill in the out line with machine stitching.

This will give me some practise before starting my work on the photos of Guernsey.

Miracle on Regent Street

I just thought I would recomend

this book to you.

A most enjoyable read.


The owl book mark was a

present from Leanne at


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Finished at last

I have now finished.

I have had great

difficulty with this


It is a very fine silk

that slipped a lot.

It was also very reflective when taking photos.

I am now ready to try something for a change.

I have been watching "Ferret" and that has given me

some ideas.I will just have to see how it goes.

Monday, 9 January 2012

I did a bit more

 A bit of ****** later and the new top starts to take shape.

The machine works well but I need to pin it well to

start with.

When taking a well erned break I spotted this in the garden.

The first snowdrops just coming up.

Spring is on it's way but we have had no snow yet!!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Something different

Some year's ago my daughter returned from Australia stopping of in Singapore where she bought a length of silk for me.

 As it was so special it needed the right pattern which I found then put it away waiting for time to make it up.

I was also a bit weary as the silk was quite fine and I knew it would slip quite a lot.

This is the pattern I thought would do the silk Justis.
So I have finally got started,and it is giving me trouble so only do a bit each day.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Gt Hockham

At Gt Hockham next week-end I will have a SALE  of some of my thing.

As yet I do not know which thing maybe a quilt or two.

I have just spent all morning putting adds out for our craft fairs we hold in the Attleborought Town Hall.

We are starting again in March but have to get things in early for monthly magazines.

I gess I had better get some lunch now.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

just found new blog

I have just found the new bolg Hilary left on my comments.
      spelling was wrong.

try http://www.temeculaquiltco.com/ just click to get you there.

Blog 101

Happy    New Year  to All

I have now bloged 100 times.

I have joined a group of knitters and stitches

at our local library.

We have been asked to produce some bunting

for a display to do with America as in this part

of East Anglia there were a lot of air bases

in the war.

My contribution are the four block below.

                                          I thought I would make  blocks to tell the story of

                                             The Underground Railroad Quilt Code

                                          It is a story not know much about in England,

                                           most people have heard of the Amish quilts.

                                          Our Librarian said said she would use them

                                            to give a talk to the children.

                                           I will close now to get New Year lunch.