Saturday, 29 October 2011


A lovely trip to Yorkshire, Rob and I have just been away for a few days break with a National Trust organised holiday.  it was fabulous.  We had a superb hotel with a view over the Liverpool & Leeds Canal - the weather was really really kind to us just one dampish day.    We visited lots of lovely places and I had intended to upload more photos but for some reason this is my third attempt to upload them and I have put less on so as to at least enable me to update my blog.

 This photo was taken at Harlow Carr RHS gardens it was fabulous and the colours in the trees was superb.
 Some of the tiled flooring from Fountains Abbey - this was our damp day - but oh what an absolutely awe inspiring place - there was so much to see.
 Before I went off on holiday we had Gina Ferrarri at Art and Stitch making Diva Dolls, here are the finished and part finished dolls - they were all absolutely fantastic - clever ladies and they all had such fun making them.
 Now a couple of weeks ago I made a Christmas Table Runner and here are the placemats to go with it.
I have got all six made just need to finish them off.

Friday, 21 October 2011

 Well I have just realised it is ages since I last blogged, I do not know where the time goes to, the weeks just fly by.   I have finished this lovely panel for one of my eldest son's friends who have just become parents - oh they were all little themselves once!!

We had a wonderful workshop this week and here are two of the ladies table runners, they all enjoyed the day.

 Earlier in the month Rob and I went to London to see my sister Maggie, and we went ont he London Eye then had a fabulous meal to celebrate our engagement with maggie on the HMS Hispaniola on the Thames overlooking the Eye - it was a magical day and evening so lovely.
Well I am busy making place mats to go with my table runner so shall take some photos of them and put on the next blog.    Also doing some Christmas wall hangings for the shop - so keeping myself out of mischief.

Tomorrow we have our ladies finishing their Diva Dolls which they started last week and Angela has put some photos on her blog about them - so when they finish them I shall put the final photos on.  it was a superb workshop Gina Ferrari is so good.

Right my placemats call - oh and I have a tree skirt to do as well so no time to waste.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Well I have been trying to finish a couple of things - here is the baby quilt I promised to make for a friend - the baby is due this coming weekend so phew just completed in time.

I used the Acu Go Cutter and it is so accurate really fabulous.

I have been sitting doing this Christmas Wall hanging at homein the evenings - and it is now on display in the shop it does look very good even if I say so myself.

Now I am going to be running a tombola for the Quilters Guild again in November so my production line on pin cushions is in progress I have thirteen awaiting stuffing. Lots of our customers have made me other little items as well which is brilliant, so it will be a good tombola again.

Well I just have to shout that I have just had my four year check up and everything is fine - so four years all clear yeh!!! One more year then back to three year check ups!!!