Monday, 12 December 2011
I am foundation piecing a set of birds, and although I bought the kits to make them, this one is short of the green batik fabric. The kit was bought in 2009 and although the person that sold the kit has tried to help I still do not have enough fabric to finish it..
All I need is about an 8 inch square or some scraps. I am more than happy to pay for it and postage.
Please email me if you can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 9 December 2011
Yesterday was the performance at Irthlingborough Church, where 118 children all took part. Abigail sang and performed with the others and narrated a part of the act. It was a wonderful afternoon full of the Christmas story.
|8 of us open our cards|
|All make a pincushion|
Also at this meeting Penny prepared us a pin cushion kit and we all made one.. thanks Penny and everyone for a great start to Christmas.
|Wow what a selection!|
|Fun in my workroom|
Thursday, 1 December 2011
25th to 28th November saw Chris and I staying in the George Hotel Harrogate, a special offer break with Shearings Self Drive. These dates just happened to coincide with the Harrogate Knitting and Sewing exhibition at the International Centre, which also happened to be literally across the street from the hotel.
It was a wonder exhibition with lots of different crafts on show, and the above pictures are of a completely knitted Christmas Tree, made for a charity. The branches were bamboo poles covered in green knitted dish cloths, and the array of bells, baubles, candles and chains was amazing. After the show I understand everything was to be dismantled and sold.
While I was enjoying the show Chris went to York to the Train exhibition, so we were both full of news when we met up later for dinner. Sunday was spent driving through the Yorkshire Dales, visiting Theakston Brewery and an outlet village.. lovely weekend, may have to do it again next year.
Monday, 21 November 2011
Yesterday was my birthday and what a wonderful day. The day started with lots of cards and presents in bed. Then Chris joined me at Church to see the children take over the service. This was followed by watching my eldest granddaughter perform in a gymnastic competition. The evening was spent at Richard's [son] where he had cooked a really nice meal.
Monday, 14 November 2011
My latest machine embroidery project is the newest design from Anita Goodesign "Prayer Garden". This consists of 94 quilt blocks all made in the hoop. So far I have 14 made, so a long way to go, but I cannot wait to start putting some of the blocks together.
|Prayer Garden by Anita Goodesign|
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Chris and I went to a performance at the Lighthouse Theatre Kettering to see our eldest granddaughter, Abigail age 8 years, perform. She is an absolute star and performed in four different roles, including a solo spot.
|Little Angel of Mine|
|Giddy up Cowgirls!|
|12th November 2011|
Saturday, 12 November 2011
|Driving onto the Eurotunnel train|
|Driving inside the train on the upper deck|
|Chris outside our Gite for a week|
|Front of Gite|
|Rear of Moulin Classe Gite|
|Me on the bridge in the garden|
|The stream running through the garden|
|Chris in the lounge|
|The kitchen YES I'm sewing!|
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