A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond. The design includes a turfed incline which slopes downward to a sharply vertical face, typically a masonry retaining wall.
The ha-ha at Lyvenden is grass on both sides and almost invisible until you try to walk across the lawns. I wonder how many people fell into it when leaving the house after a few drinks!
Back to the topic of my blog post...
Last year I took part in the search for Row by Row patterns, only six shops in England took part. I managed to collect some from overseas and had great plans to make a wall hanging using some of them. I actually only completed one, so having regained my sewing mojo I intend to make some more. A few friends and I are getting together to work on some of them which should help to keep me motivated.
The pattern I intend to make first this year is from Quilters Dream in Andover Hampshire.
Wow, wow, wow there are a lot of very tiny pieces, but they are all cut out and some heat-n-bonded to my background ready for machining tomorrow. Needless to say I didn't think about the direction of the pattern and probably, unless I told you, you would not know when the banner is completed that I have reversed everything.
|Part of the banner ready for machining, all those tiny sheep feet!|
|My trusty 17 year old Pfaff is back from it's service and new bobbin winding clutch.|
I love using this machine for applique.