Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Busy Weekend

Saturday we had a great Regional day at Braithwaite Near Keswick, with speakers Eileen Blood, and Anja Townrow. Lots of people there plenty of things to enable us to indulge in a bit of retail therapy including a visit from the Guild President Margaret Hughes. Who happened to be having a couple of days off in the 'Lakes' so she popped in to say hello, which was really nice of her.

All this excitement was followed by, on Sunday, an excellent workshop with Anja on curved piecing . You can see my pieced but yet to be quilted sample above. As someone who doesn't do curves (I applique drunkards path) this workshop was a revelation. I finished the piecing at home yesterday, which is unlike many pieces I begin in workshops that never see the light of day again!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Beaded Necklace

This is what I have been making since Sunday in any spare minutes available.

Unfortunately my pix do not do it justice. You can see it at the Bead Merchant its the deep purples.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This is what I have been doing creatively today.

Yes 2 x 9-patch blocks I didn't have a lot of time, they measure 6" when finished.
Not sure what I will do with them yet, I may even make some more, today I just wanted a little playtime:0)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Yet another little gem

This is the latest little gem.
Size: A4 (approx 11 3/4" x 8 1/4")
Techniques: Fabric weaving, machine quilting embellishment.
These are great for experimenting and playing with new ideas and techniques without too much commitment. I think am getting a little addicted:-)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Another Little Gem

Here is my latest Little Gem 'Pink & Pretty'.

Size: A4 (approx 11 3/4" x 8 1/4").
Techniques used: machine embroidery, applique and quilting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Delights of dog walking

I remembered to take my camera when I took the dogs out today. We take them down to a long ago abandoned quarry, now reverted back to nature, and around the fields, hence the pics of the flowering hawthorn and gorse. It all looks very beautiful, the hawthorn is incredibly pretty and delicate unlike its thorns!

I took the camera with the intention of taking a pic of a flowering tree, wouldn't you know it that is the only thing I didn't manage to get a half way decent pic of, will have to take the camera again tomorrow and try again, hope it is still looking as magnificent.



Saturday, April 11, 2009

Finished Little Gem

Here it is in all its glory my own Little Gem - 'Sunflower'

My Little Gem

As promised I sarted a little gem, I cut it out, and using bondaweb, I glued it down, then life, stuff and small boys though perhaps I should call them teenagers at 12 and 13, required feeding. On a side note just how did my baby get to be 13 so fast, it was only yesterday he was a toddler... wasn't it?!

Then my nephew needed taking home, relatives had to be visited with as I was in the area, and before you know it its Saturday already and my little gem sits all alone and lonely on the ironing board!
Now to cheer it up I'd best go find some wadding, backing fabric, do some quilting!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Littel Gems

I really need to begin making a Little Gem I have been procrastinating about doing this for weeks now. How hard can it be to make an A4 journal type quilt?
I have been procrastinating about a lot of things lately come to that, but my 'Get up and Go' seems to have got up and gone!
Click on the link to find out about the CQ Little Gems fundraiser.
In the meantime I really must go and start one.