Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Every time I start to plan my holidays

I start to worry about all those chargers and cords and connectors.

Especially as these days you tend to carry them in your hand luggage.

So I have made a little pouch-wrap kind of thingy.



And the I get to take along something I made,

and in my favourite old japaneses fabrics.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016


My latest quilt is all in one piece
and basted ready to quilt.
But hard to photograph.
To start with I took it outside so you could see how these leaves have turned.
Not a good shot of the quilt though.
 So then I tried inside.
Do you like the silhouette?
Still can't see the pattern though.
 Hmm. A bit better. A bit wrinkled.
It's a simple cross design in 2 fabrics. Minimalist.

The next big decision: which thread?
A sashiko look or just blue on blue texture?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016



I have been unpicking kimonos.
Cotton ones.
Just these two. I have a project in mind.
Slow and steady work.

Monday, May 30, 2016

En plein air

I have been wanting to post a picture of this recent finish for about a week

but needed another pair of hands.

Yesterday when I tried the Mountain Climber was digging in the garden.

So I took the quilt to him.....

"Yes, yes, just hold this for a minute?"


See the green leaves in the background?

With only 2 days left before Winter those leaves just hang in there and are still green.

They are the last to leave and the first to arrive.

Like me at a party.


Oh yes and the back.

Those bits down the side date from a quilt about 20 years ago.


Friday, May 20, 2016


Now my latest finish is all in one piece I am not so confident.....

It changes depending on how strong the light is.

I try to never rework a quilt,

not too much anyway,

as I like serendipitous nature of how things turn out.

Might just stare at this for a while....


Friday, May 13, 2016

Good ideas

You start with what you think might be a good idea

but the execution seems to take forever.

I decided to sew the half-square triangles into blocks of four

and placed them randomly.

So far, so good.....