Friday, 14 June 2013

Weekly Catch up

Well here we are almost mid June and the longest day will be with us soon - I did hear some doom and gloom merchant say the days will be drawing in soon - but hopefully we will have lots of summer to come before then.  I read lots of blogs over the days and am always inspired by their ability to make everything they do sound so fantastic.  One lady Lucy the Happy Longarm quilter does a daily blog and her days are always so packed with creativity and inspiration.  I am convinced she cannot sleep - or has some way of making her days go soo much further than mine.

Anyway this week seems to have absolutely flown by - I have been making this bag for Caroline (my daughter) to carry all those essential items a young Mum just has to have.  I am pleased with the way it has turned out - this is my third one of this style now and I am getting quicker yeh!!

We finished a two day workshop this week with a holdall that I was demonstrating and here are two of the ladies - they are such lovely colours and the holdall's themselves are just great.  I had made mine in a mixture of batiks and they all look so different.  We had a great couple of days lovely ladies and lots of chattering!!

Well last Sunday we had a family barbecue which was great - the weather was kind to us - we had soo much food - Dawn bought us some wonderfull curried coleslaw and oh it was a hit - we all loved it.  The cookies were soon devoured - or in some cases taken home in tubs - Caroline took home some strawberries as she loves them.
As ever Leo gave us much pleasure he is now becoming a very confident toddler and walks around really steadily.  he has had to have a second set of shoes as his feet have grown - Caroline and Nic were astounded that they had only lasted two months and the new ones have cost yet another £28.00 !!  The joy of parenthood eh!! 

Here we all are sitting out in the sunshine - Liz and Tom came with Tom's three little girls and they are a pure delight - it was lovely to all be together. A selection of quilts were used as picnic blankets which caused great merriment and I took some teasing about them.  Paul our eldest was a little late as he had done a Triathlon at Grafham Water starting at 8.30 on Sunday and was so pleased with himself it was his best ever and he did really really well.  Mark bought his new young lady - she was so brave facing the lion's den all in one go but she was lovely and survived to live another day - look forward to many more family days.

Well tomorrow we have a Taster Day at Art and Stitch, eight ladies who have never quilted before so it will be lovely to see them all enjoying learning a new skill - two young teenagers who are doing this as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards - which I think is such a fantastic thing for teenagers to become involved in.   We have put together cushion packs and they will all go home with a cushion.  So if you know anyone who would like to learn to quilt we have two more Taster Days planned one on 31st July to make a make-up type bag - and another Cushion day on Saturday 3rd August.  Check out the Art and Stitch website

Oh one other thing on Saturday 22nd June we are making Baby Quilts for the Prem Baby Unit - so if anyone who reads this has a spare hour or two come along and join us - bring your sewing machines but all the fabric will be here cut out (hopefully) for you to just sew.


  1. What a lovely busy week you've had.

  2. Your bag is beautiful and Caroline will surely love it. Lovely to have family time together and the workshop sounds great fun. Have a busy upcoming week :-)

  3. What a busy week, it was a shame we couldn't make it to the barbie but it looks like you all had fun. The bag you made for Caroline is great.