Thursday, 21 February 2013

Where do I go next ?

At the end of last year I joined a local art group,thy have interesting speaker each month.

This month we have been asked to take a long something depicting Winter.

Having tried snow dyeing I though I would take along the fabric.After some though I have decided

to use some of the fabric to make a picture.

          Having got this far I now do not know whether to any more quilting or is it less is more.

                                                        What do you think ?????

                                                           Help please.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

What did you do on Sunday?, I did.............

The Grandchildren were due to come up for a few day as it is the schools half term holiday

Saturday I had a phone call to say that my grandson had a temperature so as to unwell.

Having got things ready and nothing planed for the next two days ,WHAT was I to do.

Having made a start on my stash and found long forgotten fabric I have made a new bag.

 It is made from thick fabric so I have not added any form of wading or stiffening.I have added a zip pocket

and three other pockets to the in side. This will now go into stock ready for the summer craft fairs.

I am attending the first fair of the year  this Saturday, it was cancelled last month due to bad weather. I will be having a sale to reduce my stock of Christmas items , as I then do not have to store them.


As the grandchildren were unable to come I sent them this photo of there Den, the Snowdrops and Aconites are now open and putting on a lovely show.The leaves of the Bluebells are showing as well so thy will not be long now.I love this part of my garden in Spring.

                       I hope the weather will be kind to you and enjoy your week.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Something for the 14th

I think a bit of a theme going on this week.The wall hanging was something I made in the summer, then I started work on a quilt and to-day the postman dropped a card through my door.

                                             Enjoy your Day

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Starting work on a commission

                                               I am starting work on a commission to-day.

                                               It is for a Quilo similar to one I made some years ago.

                                               So the sorting of the stash is on hold.
                                                I will get all the cutting done before the week-end.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Going through my stash

Having time to go through my fabric I found this.There was only a small amount so decided to make this bag for a child. Then it was back to sorting out again. I have found fabric to make samples for Norfolk Young Quilter's as well as Very small scraps. One of our charity shops will take them if in a clear plastic bag. Textile waste can then be sold by the kilo. My sewing room is no clearer so I will have to set a side time this week to try and finish it as my grandchildren are coming to stay for a few days. They sleep in my sewing room and to get the cot in my machine and table have to go away.

Once the snow had gone I went out with my camera to see what was now putting on a display.

               The snowdrops are at the base of this Contorted Hazel that forms my grandchildren s Den.

                                   Spring is on it's way but we still have snow in our weather forecast.

                                                         Well back to fabric sorting .

                                              Do take a look at the blogs that are showing
                                        Japan's Quilt show.There are links on the side of my blog.