Thursday, 30 June 2011

Well here I am at last - it always seems to be that when I get time to blog it is a good couple of weeks between each time.

Well time has flown and been busy - I had a birthday at the weekend and my wonderful family spoilt me rotten - they all came over to see me and then Rob took me out for a surprise meal in the evening so all in all it was a lovely day. I had some lovely gifts from Barbara, Angela & Dawn - Barbara made me a beautiful pin cushion and I shall take a photo and put on the blog in a day or so - forgot to take a photo - big whoops!! Also Dawn made me a beautiful doll and she is at home so must take a photo of her too!

It was Barbaras birthday a couple of days before mine and I made her these two bags - the criteria was that her purse had to fit the bag the one I use is too small for her !!

On the subject of bags we have a lovely display in the front of the shop of all different bags so thought I would take a photo of them all.

Yeh I have finished a quilt - this one was a class we had a few weeks ago and I have finally got it all quilted and bound - it looks lovely I love the colours even if I do say so myself!!

Now look at this little fellow how gorgeous is he - we have got these panels in at work so I sat and handquilted him in the evenings and it is lovely - just need the grandchild!! No pressure eh!!

Well time is running away with us and only two weeks to the wedding now - big day !!! I am wearing my very high heeled shoes to get them broken in - and the dress is in my sewing room, the lads all have new suits - my dress is in the wardrobe - so fingers crossed for a sunny day.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Well it is ages since I last posted - I really do not know where the time goes. My lovely Rob bought me a helicopter experience for part of my Christmas pressie so last Sunday we went to Bicester in Oxfordshire and I had a fabulous time. Unfortunately it was a little wet - but still really really great.

We have got these fabulous flower makers in the shop and I have been putting these together. Some of them need finishing but I will get them done - great for embellishing bags etc. etc.

I made this lovely bag with a Bali Pop - and Rpb's Mum liked it so much I have finished it off for her to have. And with the little bits left over I made a small purse to go inside.

I love Hand quilting and have been doing this at home so yesterday I finished it off with a lovely piece of Batik fabric for the piping and the back. I am really really pleased with it. It is nice to get some bits finished.

We had a bag course at the shop and one lady came who had not done any quilting before and here is her little bag. They are so versitile and useful these little bags and a good starter day as the ladies can go away with a finished item.