Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two more


I've made two more.

I am enjoying exploring working in a series.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

So much for blogging more often

I suppose to keep blogging I have to keep making.....



I have made 3 of these now and have a couple more on the way.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

One tree or two?

I have spent weeks hand quilting and I'm almost up to the binding
but today I had the urge do go back to something little.

Not sure whether to add another tree or
Is less more?

And while we're here
what are your thoughts on matts?
And I want to talk about something else....
The other day someone was telling me how all her favourite bloggers have deserted her for Instagram.
This, she said, is only giving her a brief encounter rather than the spending time with friends.
I think I agree. I miss that lots of my favourites blog less often and the way Instagram 'orders' the posts it is easy to miss things, not to mention nuisance 'followers'.
So, revive the Blog I say.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Nearly there

I am nearly finished my first ever real teddy bear. 

He is so cute,
so huggable.
I must thank my friends who came to the rescue with spare parts and instructions!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Remember when

Do you remember when everyone, or so it seemed,

was making teddy bears?

Well I didn't. I never finished the first one.

I think I started this in the last century, millennium even.

I no longer have the pattern. I probably never did. Just all the pieces cut out.

So it's all sewn up and when my friends come to the rescue he will have some joints.

Stay tuned!


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.