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?