Friday, October 21, 2016

Blogging India 1

Today I am going to start sharing a few photos form my holiday.

I won't do this in any order and I may repeat myself but bare with me.



Let's start with a camel ride in the desert from a few days ago.

It finished at sunset and presents me with one of the few times I will reveal myself.


The camel drivers were hilarious. Second from the right described his age as 70 minus 2.

I have never seen a sand desert before so this was amazing!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Big or small?


I have made about 60 blocks which will measure 7 1/2" when joined up.


I don't know how big to go?

8 X 8 or 7 X 9?

Bigger or stop now?


Monday, September 26, 2016


Where did that week go?
More than a week really....

I have been busy starting a new quilt.

It is not easy to demonstrate the colour.
That is the beauty of these dark indigoes:
they seem to have a changing mood.

And I have mended a piece not suitable for the quilt and made a little bag. 
More of these coming as well I think.

Friday, September 16, 2016

More paper piecing

I could really get into this paper piecing....

While at my watercolour workshop earlier this week I managed to sew the binding on a quilt and make another pincushion.

Not so sure at showing my painting efforts but they are over on my Instagram.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Dark blue

Hard to get the colour just right in these photos...

I am off learning how to paint in watercolour but needed something to do in the evening to relax so I made the binding but the photo is a poor representation of the colour.




All finished now but still hard to capture the dark, dark blue.

Maybe this last one is most like the real blue but can you see it?

I just love these old japanese indigos.


Monday, September 5, 2016

At last

After my lovely holiday
I have, at last, got back to some sewing....

a bit of paper piecing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Have you had a nice rest from me?
We have had a lovely week that didn't quite turn out as planned, nothing bad though.
Here's a quick summary:

We had a night in Edinburgh,very busy with the festival
and then flew to Kirkwall on Orkney.
While certainly not a culinary highlight the archaeology is fantastic.
We were advised to get out and see these standing stones while the weather was clear.
Good advice.
I don't want to bore you with endless photos of stones and mist and rugged coastline.
It is beautiful.
The archaeological sites spanned Neolithic to Pict to Viking. So much history.
And then there's Scarpa Flow and all the naval history....

This is a tidal causeway to the Brough of Birsay, with fog rolling in.
After 3 days on Orkney we were flying to Shetland but not to be.
With either Kirkwall fogged in or Sumburgh fogged in we didn't look like getting there before we had to leave and ended up on the boat to Aberdeen. Not in my comfort zone.
But we boarded a 11pm and had an inside cabin to ourselves: I was asleep before we left harbour and had maybe the best nights sleep of the trip. It was so dark!
Aberdeen, the unplanned destination, was great. We took a walking tour and a bus tour and this morning it's back to our lovely hotel in Edinburgh and the sun is shining!