Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Well my poor Daughter bears the brunt of my quilt making he he - I have made her square dance Christmas place mats cause I thought she might need them - she just smiled!

This cushion is actually a request from Caroline she wanted one to match the last one I made for her so i hope she likes it - whopps she will love it!!
She has also requested a mobile phone cover for her new pride and joy - youngsters cannot be without their phones.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

We had a lady in Art & stitch yesterday and she had never done any patchwork before, lots of sewing but not ventured into patchwork. She is now well and truly hooked, this is the tea cosey she made and was so pleased with. Then Sue came back in the evening to Aston Quilters and was making a stained glass christmas tree - she is well and truly hooked and will be back.
Steph was also making a cosey but I failed to get a photo will have to track it down for another time.
Well have to go and get my daughter's quilt wadded up she is cracking the whip as winter is coming and she wants it to snuggle under after work - also nearly finished her second cushion so must get on and show willing.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Pretty Bag
I needed a little bag as I have a 60th birthday party to go to this evening - so made myself this little one. And we are having a lady teaching Beaded Buttons at the end of October at Art & Stitch and I persuaded her to sell me one of her examples as it fitted by bag perfectly - so how good does that look.

This is Sam's first quilt (she is peering over the top just in case you hadn't realised!)
She is so pleased with it and rightly so - made from a jelly roll and the binding was a charm pack all joined together - looked like bunting when she was making it. I am really pleased for her and this was the first course I had ever demonstrated to a class so it is lovely to see it come to fruition and all finished.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Yeh I am so chuffed with this - when all the children (ranging from 21 - 29) arrive we seem to run out of seating room and inevitably someone ends up on the floor - so I decided to make a cushion - no I did not want a traditional bean bag I just had to be awkward so I made this - it has been tested by Alistair & Mark and they are quite happy - so now just have to finish the zip at the bottom and hey presto - I guess no one will visit us now!

Oh it was a great weekend - Mark (my baby at 22) bought his new young lady to see us and she is lovely. Not sure what she made of the mad house!

And yesterday in the sunshine I have painted my Tyvek so watch this space and I might just get my poinsettas made.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Yeh I just have to post this - I had my two year check up yesterday and got the all clear - gosh I wish he had warmed his hands first though!!!! I know in my heart I knew it was all good but I was like a cat on a hot tin roof all day yesterday - but carry on taking the Tamoxifen and keep checking myself are the instructions for the next year. Life is fabulous I love every minute and my experience of the National Health Service cannot be faulted they are lovely kind caring people - they treat you like an old friend and you feel important.

So yeh a good day yesterday - though my efforts at quilting certainly left something to be desired - the least said on that subject the better!!!!!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Rhodes 2009
Wow what a fabulous island and what a great holiday - we enjoyed every minute and fell in love with the Greek way of life - food - everything.
Weather was gorgeous and just the right temperature.

These table runners and clothes are on sale everywhere - some are still hand made but not many unfortunately.

Sunset taken out of our window - it was a lovely view

Wouldn't be Greek without a few ruins!

This was in Rhodes Town itself it was an absolute labyrinth of little alleys and so many tempting tavernas

Look at that beautiful blue sea -we will definitely go back it was sooooo lovely