Sunday, 25 April 2010

Northampton England v Northampton W. Australia


One of the groups I belong to here in Northampton England have twinned with a quilt group in Northampton Western Australia. One of the first projects was to make each other a wall hanging quilt. A beautiful quilt arrived from Australia showing the flowers of that country. Due for postage soon is the one made by the Hamtune group showing different places in blackwork associated with Northampton surrounded by log cabin blocks.

Pin cushions




A fun day at Happy Room making pincushions and doing craft work. In total I have made 51 pin cushion kits for people to make.. Special guest Olivia age 13 managed to make the two with beads around the edge.. well done.


Sunday, 18 April 2010

Easter holidays with grandchildren

An exhausting but very enjoyable week has just passed with my granddaughters Abigail 6 & 3/4 [ very important 3/4 !] and Eleanor age 2 years with chicken pox! On the last day of the visit Abigail made a cushion using the photo from earlier in the week on the brige over our pond.



Jackets from Sweatshirts


Jackets made by friends on a workshop I gave a few weeks ago.

Me in the garden, Maureen, Dorn, Elizabeth & Jenni.







Monday, 5 April 2010

All I want for Easter .....


All I want for Easter is my two front teeth.
The tooth fairy has called twice at £1 a time to visit Abigail, who is delighted with showing her gap!!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Bedroom makeover


The new quilt is progressing. Using a Tach-it gun I have joined the top, wadding and backing together. Next I have used a creative grids wavy ruler to draw lines in pencil and machine quilted on the lines. This was easy to do, as it was a manageable size, on my Pfaff 7570 sewing machine. Next using the quilt-as-you-go method I have joined this to the middle section on my quilt. I hope to complete the bottom section later this week.
Having tried to buy curtains for my bedroom makeover and not finding any I like I had to stop work on the quilt and make new curtains, they are green and the walls the palest pink.

A sewing day in Bedford

Just home from a sewing day in Bedford where eight of us either did our own thing or worked on a large robin. As I am trying to get things p...