Monday, 28 December 2009

Abigail the ballet dancer



Granddaughter Abigail's first Ballet award ceremony. She gained a distinction for her ballet exam, and was awarded a beautiful trophy for the most improved student in her year. It was definitely a night to celebrate.
During the Christmas holiday Abigail [age 6] managed to make a Christmas hanging for her mantlepiece, using my featherweight to sew some of the points and sewing on the bells by hand.

All aboard for a Cruise



Anyone that knows me, will know this is the nearest I will ever get to cruising.. I cannot stand anything on water, but the SS Gt Britain is a restored ship in dry docked at Bristol. Chris seems to think he's a First class passenger, and I'm ready for lunch!



Stash Busting 2010


Stash busting in 2009 seemed to go to pot half way through the year, I was doing well until a local trader decided to sell up her fabric and I bought far too much!


I will again join Judy Laquidara's stash busting group in 2010 and have to try and use only fabrics I already have. Two reasons, One is my cupboards are full to bursting, Secondly I need to save hard for an exciting trip to Wyoming, the Tetons and Yellowstone later in the year.


Does buying fabric in a different country count !! Like eating chocolate when away from home does not have any calories!!


2010 quilt meeting dates and events


Listed here are details of quilting events I have found for 2010
(picture of a quilt-as-you-go quilt made for grandaughter Eleanor)

Busy Quilters and Stitchers 10.00 to 3.30pm
Goldington Middle School, Haylands Way, Bedford MK41 9BX
13 March, 5 June, 4 September, 6 November

Hamtune Quilters 7.30 - 9.30pm
Parklands Community Centre, Devon Way, Northampton NN3 6DX
First and third Tuesday of every month

Patchwork People 9.45 to 3.30pm
Lovat Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell
6 March, 12 June, 11 September, 13 November

Spring quilt festival Chilford 12- 14 March
Quilts UK Malvern 13 - 16 May
National Quilt Championships Sandown 18 - 20 June
Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham 19 - 22 August