Monday, 28 March 2011

On Sunday Shirley and I met up with our other quilting friends at Westpoint. Kate had had a very successful time with her first visitors at Come2quilt. Deservedly so We think. here are a few of the lovely quilts on show. This was a small portion of a beautiful seascape quilt. The photo does not do it justice.
There were a selection of stain glass through the garden quilts. This was my favourite. It had a colourwash effect which I love.
This was the winner of the fabric challenge quilt, very eyecatching.
I had a lovely birthday with my good friends at Kate's on Wednesday. Not a brilliant photo, but all my gifts were thoughtfully chosen, and let me tell you gratefully received.

I am so lucky to have such a lovely group of friends.
I am sorry I do not have any more info about the quilts shown. Too much gossiping to be done I am afraid, no other excuse.

I will try to show some more quilts over the next couple of days.

Happy stitching.


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Pebbles has been hard at work, helping me with a very difficult task.
My rearranged sewing room. This is a very bad picture I am afraid, because of the light from the window, oh for some lessons in photography. This is the relaxing part of the room, decorated with pictures from my grandchildren.

My two beautiful featherweights, sat in pride of place.

My shelves have been reorganised, I am not a naturally tidy person and find it hard to discilpine myself.

I bought this red S buttonholer at the car boot sale on Sunday, am I crazy or would this look really good in my retro kitchen?

Hope to have some more pictures tomorrow, when I have been to Kate's tomorrow.
Happy stitching

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Well it's my birthday today, and I wanted to share a couple of things.
My daughter made me this beautiful card, it is better in the flesh as I am not a good photographer, I so love it when someone puts a little bit of themselves into a project.
I really wish I could say this is my kitchen, but it is a lovely yummy card my sister Anne Marie sent me. I am yearning now to make some homey things for my kitchen.

This is my real kitchen, the sun is shining so beautifully today, and I have these lovely primulas basking in it. Isn't it amazing what sunshine and colour can do for your spirits.

Well I guess a bit of gardening is in order, although I would rather be sewing.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Have added my latest postcard quilts. Have been pretty good at keeping up, but not my most precise work! But I am keeping a little diary, and find it an opportunity to just have a go, without getting too hung up. The blue tit from my garden, in andout of the nesting box.
A valentines heart, made of ribbons.

This is the flower my daughter wants scattered over her birthday quilt

A colourwash made with one inch squares

A stitch and flip amish style.
I have been busy spring cleaning, and have changed my sewing room around, no mean fit considering the clutter!!
May even post a picture when I have finished tidying.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Just a few pictures of our lovely Wednesday treat day at Kate's.
She has been a very busy lady, just one of her lovely yummy projects, is this chair.
Shirl and I wanted to get our 'grubby mits', on it, but Margaret intervened. I hope you didn't take this after I left Shirley????? Another view of the lovely clamshell seat, who could defile this by sitting on it?
I hope you don't mind me posting this Shirley, but it makes my mouth water, I think this is the ONE. These are Shirley's hexes from a jelly roll, I think you will agree that this is gorgeous.

This is the quilt I have been working on for my daughters 30th. Thanks to Kate Margaret and Shirley for their help with the arrangement of the 4 patches. I just hope it will be finished in time, but I do have til September, so maybe.
I have been trying to be good with my postcard quilts and have just finished another, so will promise myself to post pictures tomorrow.
Thanks again Kate for sharing your wonderful space with us.