Tuesday, July 7, 2015

St Bees

You ready?

Get out those boots, we are off in the morning.





This morning we caught the train to St Bees from Carlisle.

We've had a bit of walk already

and can't wait to start in the morning.

If you were looking for stitching or quilts

come back in 300 kilometres.


Monday, July 6, 2015

London to Leeds to Carlisle.

I love trains




A relaxing way to travel?


Leeds was a surprise to me, look......

These arcades are every bit as beautiful as the Galeries in Paris.


Edgy architecture at the Armoury Museum.



A free taxi ride on canal.

This poster made me think.


And I have lots of photos like this

but I hope there will be plenty like that in the next couple of weeks.

Ps. Lovely hotel last night with room to open both suitcases simultaneously.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

There is always a view

While we have a tiny room

not facing the park

with not enough room in the shower to touch your toes


I still like our view of the rooftops.

It's a bit Mary Poppins.




I am going to do some window boxes this year.

And saw this sneaking through the back of Somerset house.

A quilt?


Friday, July 3, 2015

Well my knapsack's packed.....

I have done the most important packing....





And I'm ready to go.


Off for our next big walk.

But. We were three hours late leaving Melbourne

and slow leaving Dubai....

We are here now,

took a big long walk to Southwark for tea and

had a good sleep last night!



Monday, June 29, 2015

on a roll

I have this collection of Japanese silks for a while.
I changed my mind on the initial plan
and so they sat for a bit waiting for inspiration to strike.
And it did as you can see in the last couple of posts.

 And then I thought I might do this little quilt again....

And again with the same block in a different position.

They are just over 10" (26cm) square.

Friday, June 26, 2015

the process

I enjoy lots of things about making quilts, even this part.
Some people make a fuss about "squaring up" blocks.
I am not that fussy usually....

When cutting out the corner pieces for these blocks 
I did allow myself a bit of lee way.
I always do with triangles
so I did have a bit of tidying up to do.

The trimmings are photogenic as well though don't you think?

I wonder how much sharing up others do?

Monday, June 22, 2015


I like this pattern so much I thought I would do it again.

I haven't decided how I will hang them yet.
What do you think?

These quilts are quite small, 2 1/2 feet square.
The fabric is from old silk kimonos
and I am enjoying the hand quilting without a hoop.
Piecefull stitching.....