Saturday, 6 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Art all hung

Just come back from lunch with friends and back to the art exhibition this evening for drinks and jazz.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Art Exhibition and Young Quiltrs

Well I have now finished. This a pattern from Lynne Edwards Book on Blanket stich Appliqué. It has turned out better than the photo .The Art exhibition is in Attleborough Town Hall ,Friday 5th /Saturday 6th/ Sunday 7th  September 10am till 4pm.There will be work from lots of local artist working in different mediums. Many for sale .
Yesterday was spent   with  10  Norfolk Young Quilters ,thy all worked very hard and as you can see some did not manage to finish. All the children are given work sheet to keep ( in there owl folders )so hopefully thy will get them finished .Just a little hand sewing on the binding should do the job.

The next class is making a Christmas Table centre . Before that  M.C. and I will spend a day cutting  and putting in to packs all the fabric needed, with full instructions . We are vary luck as we have money and fabric donated by individual  members of  the   Norfolk Quilters Guild . We also do fund raising by sell things we have made as samples of the children's workshops   .

The future is looking good for the next generation for Quilters.
Enjoy what you are doing .

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A picture for an Art exhibition

Just starting to quilt after doing hand work to make a picture rather than a wall hanging.I will post when I have it finished it. A sewing day tomorow as we are due to have rain . It is a bank holiday hear the last before Christmas.


Friday, 22 August 2014

One I made years a go

I thought I would share this photo my cousin posted on Facebook  of a quilt I made many years a go.
It was sent to her to put into Fibre Arts competition at Gibson , B C  Canada. It is a Kaleidoscope of the 4 element's using   Paula Nadelstern's book   Kaleidoscopes & Quilts. As each panel is Quilt as you go it can be folded to give a change , this is Fire .

I have not done much sewing this last week or so as other thing have been going on. I do have something I need to finish for an Art Exhibition  coming in September.

Off to get some food shopping now.
enjoy your week-end.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fat quarter bag

Bag pattern made for the Norfolk young quilters. Many years ago I had seen a bag  like this but had to make the patterns and write the instructions.
I will take the owl bag to Little Ellingham show this week end.

I have the the grandchildren for a few days as my daughter can bring them.I enjoy every moment.
All sewing has to be put away as it is in the childrens bedroom.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014


The first of this years crop. I have spent today in the garden trying to keep the weeds under controle. I will do some hand sewing tonight when I can watch some of the Comonwelth games.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Ready for a raffle

Just finished ready for a raffle .I will  be going to Little Ellingham Vintage show on 9/10th August and will sell squares to win the quilt.
Now what to do next??
Look through my stash may be.!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Weeting Three day rally

                                    When a steam engine ran out of water arrived in a Fire engine.

Just a few photos from a not very successful week end. The weather forecast was for storms but we had none . It was Hot and Windy and only 10mins of rain on Saturday. Clear blue sky's all round .

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Christmas in July

                                                Just started some Christmas Bunting

I will test this at the week-end and see what response I get . The weather dos not look good for Saturday. With storms due and us one a field. Lets hope it  misses us.

Weeting Steam Engine Rally and Country Show. 18th/19th/20th July

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Norfolk Young Quiltrs

I do not have any photos of there work from last week. Thy were give Flying geese pattern to put into a " bit bag" . Two new Children that had never used a sewing machine before, completed there's with individual help  . The group now has about 16 members and is still growing. We can only   manage 12 at one time so if there are more wanting to make, we have to run a second class . More news can be found on the Norfolk Quilters web site .

Sunday, 29 June 2014

photos from Dvon

                                                           Combe Martin Bay

                                                                Marwood  Hill Gardens

                The gardens are well worth a visit if you are near Barnstable, North Devon .

I have just spent a relaxing time with friends ,the weather was just beautiful. I did take some sewing to do  in the evenings.( making Suffolk puff Christmas trees )

Now I have to get my garden to look half as good as this.
I hop the weather is kind to you  , happy sewing.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


The weather was good again this year.Leanne of Jewellery by Leafy and I put up our big gazbo and then we were ready.Again somthing from my stall has found its way to the U.S.A. The new bags are still with me. I am now fighting a sinus infection so every thing is on hold. 
I hope you all enjoy crafting

Sunday, 25 May 2014

New for Hockwold

Hockwold next Sunday  . I thought I had better male somthing new  as my stock was a bit low.
Last year Leanne and I had a good day last year just hope the weather will be dry.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

No Quilting to-day

I have just made my granddaughter two dresses for her birthday. All the family will be hear for Easter Sunday tea  so we will make it a party for her. Just a few days early but I will be on holiday on the actual day. I think she will get a lot of wear from the dresses as thy will have Christmas in New Zealand with her other grandparents . Two summers.

I will have to get all the beds clear of fabric and put the machine away but to day as the sun is out I must get the grass cut.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Two new Tote bags

I have had a very busy time . The Norfolk Young Quilters have been very active with two workshops making the OWL book cover , as the first one was over subscribed . Last  weekend we were selling fabric ( unsuitable for quilting )at Norfolk Quilters coffee morning.  M.C. and I have had a day cutting out 18 kits for the next Y.Q. workshop in June as well as sorting some fabric for the one in August .

I am also trying to sort out my Mothers bungalow , deciding where thing will go ( to my girls ,storage ,or for sale )

I just had to have my FIX of sewing .Back to my stack for more inspiration and this is the result as well as some for Christmas  but I will leave them for later.

Now to get ready to go and celebrate my Mothers 92nd birthday this afternoon.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

going through my stash

 Having put all my sewing things away for Christmas and having my Mother ill for a month it is back to sewing. The pattern I found in a book at the library on Monday .It will now go to the care home I have now got my Mother in , for a charity auction .

Now to look through more fabric to see what to make next.

Happy Sewing

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

                                                 I have used this floor as inspiration this time .

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Medieval 1

Using this photo of the floor in  Byland Abby , North Yorkshire , England I have started work on some blocks . 

When I started to look at tiles from the medieval times I was struck by the patterns that are now used in Patchwork . The tile in the bottom corner of the photo made me think of double wedding ring . The one in the centre of the photo Dresden plate .

                           What do you think ?? 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Owl Book cover

I have just made this book  cover to follow the instructions M.C has written out for the Norfolk Young Quilter as a run through to make certain nothing has been left out.


M.C. and I are now working on some medieval inspired block. I am enjoying this as it need's some research to find images. The first block  is under way .

Enjoy your sewing and look at the show in Tokyo on other blog .