Stitch!!!

  I had to share…despite this blogs name it’s been a while since any true stitchery has graced the virtual pages of my life…but here, here is my latest creation. It’s a fundraiser for Little One’s pre-school. I was up ‘tail 3am this morning as today is the summer fair. My best friend, The Child…

Rip it up?

I’m as torn as this lovely quilt that arrived today. Do I chop it up and turn it into pictures, pillows and the like? The quilting is exquisite, flowers, feathers, tiny tiny cross hatching. How do I do it justice? Like I said, torn. Ideas?

A silver (and gold) lining

Success!!! Quite frankly I needed a boost after this week and by gad, I got not one but 3 today. I’d entered the local village show with a few things and to my shock and awe I got first prize in quilting (me!), second in ‘an object made from recycled materials’ and s highly commended…

Inspiration

Today I’m reading this book. I love Jane Brocket. She’s so interesting in her approach to colour and pattern. And so far this book has not let me down. The quilts are very simple in construction which leaves lots of opportunity to play with colour. She talks a lot about her design ideas and metaphors…

Back to school, again

It’s been a while since my last post but you know how life gets in the way…in my case, Life and Clutter. You should see my sewing table. If you do can you tell me what it’s like, I haven’t seen it for weeks, there’s so much stuff on it…I digress. so let’s start to…

Mix it up

So, where to start then? I’ve been ruminating on the juxtaposition of all the new, shiny technology out there and the ahem, traditional Arts of the Stitch. Isn’t it great that they can lie next to each other, happy and comfortable? Well, they do in my house. So, what are my experiences so far and…

Time travel

Goodbye to 2008 and all that… To 2008 – a pretty rough year all round. I wanted to show you the wallhanging I made for the Festival of Quilts the following year. It’s made from a variety of fabrics, cotton, calico, lace, ribbon, a baby blanket I acidentally felted in the machine. I bleached the black fabric…

The university of stitch

I could have been a market trader, me. Oh yes, sell bobbins to Lancashire I could. Maybe. Anyway, this is all to set the scene for today’s post which is about one of my favourite places on t’internet, Quilt University. Are you a graduate? Are you?! This is just a taste of the quilted stuff…

Peak – aboo

So, I said before that life is a series of peaks and troughs around here at present. Last post saw me pretty much in a trough. Today I am aiming for a peak so let’s have a chat about my embryonic new quilting project and what’s on the (very posh) circular needles at the moment….