Finished Quilts

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


There has been absolutely no sewing taking place around these parts for weeks now. Nothing. Nada. Rien. Zilch. Sweet FA. My cutting table has been appropriated to store hundreds of assignments I need to mark and I am riddled with the lurgiest lurgy that has left me firmly on the couch with ice blocks for feet. This may have been a direct result from being on the wagon! More likely I caught the pesky bug from my brother in law when I made a flying visit home to attend my dad's 70th bday party. One thing that is certain though is that I can't party as hard as those OAPs!

On the way to bed last Thursday, coming down from a bit of a Lemsip frenzy, I pressed BUY on something rash that was not fabric related for once. I haven't been able to get much sleep since, worrying about whether I have done the right thing getting this beauty....

Too late - it arrived yesterday.  Boysenberry in colour, it matches my Dr Marten patent purple flats I bought last year. I haven't used it yet.  I'm a little frightened.  Maybe today....

It came with a free cast iron frying pan...

it's quite heavy
Now all I need is a pattern to make a cover for it.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Wednesday, 8 January 2014


I'm sat sitting here feeling sorry for myself after a challenging day with the wee man.  At least today he didn't try to slide down the stairs on his knees (that didn't end well!).  To paraphrase Lloyd Bridges, I picked the wrong month to give up wine! [one for the kids there]  Of course, I've just read some blog posts that put my tough day into perspective. Life changing challenges, you know.

Some others have been blogging about a word that will frame their year.  So after a browse and a think, I realised that I am greedy and one word wouldn't cut it.  Something I saw on Pinterest last week has been circling around my head ever since and so this year my challenge is to try to do this....


So this year I will mostly be trying to do this in my crafty life and in general.  So the truth - I'm off the booze for at least the month and am doing the 30 day plank challenge #fearless?

I'm more downward dog than plank!
I've been sewing again, which helps and even though it's all about the bee blocks (still), I am catching up and making some nice stuff.

For lovely Kathie, a new Bumbling Honey...

only one lost corner!
Her blocks will be used to make a quilt for her son's teacher and I think it will be really pretty.

Then two lots of Friends With Additions blocks.  Now, we're only meant to give sneak peaks at the moment so I've been pixelating!  First up the blocks I made for JoJo....

pretty neat huh?
I'm a little concerned that the actual blocks don't look as good as their pixelated version!

And for Jen...

With this one,the pixelation doesn't really hide what it is!  #ochwell.

Off now to do Liz's log cabins and maybe a calming herbal tea #gentle