Saturday, February 18, 2017

Almost March

Sometimes it seems time passes so slowly and then all of a sudden it's gone!

Since Christmas I have been cutting lots and then sewing a bit everyday

until finally I basted this quilt a few days ago.

I must admit I wasn't overly thrilled with the quilt when I had finished the top.

Don't you hate that?

All that work and then an underwhelming result.



I like it better now I have started quilting.

I am using Wonderfil Spagetti thread.

I really like this thread: it's thicker that quilting thread but thinner that Perle

and it is mercerised so it slips through nicely.

What do you think of the colour choice (orange)?


Monday, February 13, 2017

Home at last

So glad to have my quilts back from overseas


But don't you just love Judge's comments

in lead pencil no less.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

sign me up.

I rather feel I have lost my mojo the last few weeks.
Not sure if it is all the political turmoil or just because it's Summer.

I have enjoyed a bit of hand stitching though.
Always keeps you going doesn't it?

And I do like a good sign.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A few stitches...

January seems like on long holiday.
I have carried my little sewing kits for weeks hoping to put a few stitches in these small things.
At last I have finished a couple of things.  

Some indigo.... 

and a new tea cosy.
I have trying out a new pattern.
What do you think?

Might start putting things on my Etsy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday hand stitching



How has your Christmas been?

I have been having a nice time embellishing my tea cosies.

In the past I have done all the hand sewing and then made up the tea cosy

But this time I made them up and then added the rest.

This way I can keep adding as much as I like........

Not sure if I'm finished yet.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

So what have I been doing?


I sold this quilt...


We hardly had time to get to know one another.

Sad and happy.


And I have been getting ready for Christmas:

putting up some decorations,


and making cards.

I drew them myself with my new fountain pen.

That's the one I did last year.

I bought the blank cards because I just love the recyclable envelopes.

Hmm what next?


Friday, December 2, 2016


Much has happened while I have been stitching away on this quilt.....

or so they tell me.

I have pinned my new quilt to an old quilt as I have not yet decided which way is up.

That is, I have not sewn on the hanging sleeve

so you can see the quilt behind it, almost.

This beautiful blue fabric is from old japanese futon covers.

It has a linen-like feel but has a really dense colour don't you think?