Now I have a choice here don’t I?? I could document my adventures in NYC coherently, in time order and with proper regard to the journaling process. But, hey, where’s the fun in that? No, I think I’ll document the important things….images, ideas, weird stuff I see. You can get the classic NYC images etc…

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?

Quilt ER

This is an eBay rescue quilt, probably 1920’s or so, with holes galore. I can’t bring mYself to cut it up though so I’m mending it. Rotary cutter? Needles? Fabric? Pins? Check. Mop my brow, nurse, this is going to be a long job.


as promised…here’s my Texan beauty…sawtooth star, all hand pieced and quilted…I love it…I hope you do too.


 I’m having a clear out in anticipation of some type of storage for my sewing area. I yearn for ironed piles of fabric in pretty bundles. I actually have this: and that’s the nice bit. I’m fantasising  about dressers, cupboards and 1950’s larders. My ebay watch list is lengthy to say the least. It’s Mother’s…


oh dear…ebay-itis has struck again…I am now the proud owner of another vintage quilt currently being shipped here from the US. A blue sawtooth star beauty…oh, it’s lovely and I have a good, practical use for it already in mind. Honest. I’ll post a picture as soon as it gets here. It’ll be worth the wait.

It’s (not) my party

Like it? This is a vintage 60’s book I just got from the divine eBay. It’s elder son’s birthday party in a few weeks and I was browsing with intent and came across this. It’s brilliant. Not only as a piece of design (the illustrations are fab and will be used as inspiration I’m sure)…

“The best biscuits I’ve ever tasted”

I am not much of a cook. Dear Husband (DH) does most of the cooking tbh. I pootle about with baking instead. My grandmother taught me to bake. We used to make a full afternoon tea spread whenever we went up to visit her. Apple pie (lots of cloves), coffee cake, cheese scones…you can imagine….