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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas Post

The weeks just seem to fly by and here we are with Christmas upon us. 
Whilst out doing some shopping I spotted this quilt in the local pop up market. 

Nice even quilting and in good condition. I've always wanted to make an Ocean Waves quilt but haven't got round to it, so this means I probably won't have to make one now!!!! Justified it as an early Christmas present from me to me, it's good to choose your own presents don't you think? Lol 

My double nine patch came back from the longarm quilter and is now bound and ready for use. I had simple baptist fan quilting and am pleased with the result. 

Abi's quilt is coming along and here's where I'm up to.
I have been working away on my Texas Stars and they are coming along quite nicely. Not long now and I have the making of a quilt.

I've had a wonderful year with family and meeting up with stitching friends from around the world. 
Here's wishing you a peaceful Christmas and wonderful stitching New Year. 
See you in 2015

Thursday, 27 November 2014


I would like to wish all my American friends Happy Thanksgiving.
Here's my Turkey Track quilt for you all today. 

Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with you freinds and family. 
No cooking for me today I'm looking forward to turkey dinner with my American next door neighbour tonight. 
Fun how I can celebrate your holiday from my side of the pond. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

More from Houston

More photos from Houston, these are from Mary Koval's private collection and I've got to say their are some beauties here. 

Isn't this amazing! 
 This beautiful Palampore will be available as a panel next spring. Get your orders in early these will fly of the shelf. 
I love the softness look of this one above. 

Nice colourful Lone Star . 
Till next time. 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Time to blog

At last I'm having a rest day after the hectic time in Houston and i'm sitting in sunshine by the pool in sunny Florida. 
My feet didn't touch the ground from when I touched down in Houston and it was wonderful to meet up with lots of old friends and a few new friendships were definitely cemented !
What a show!!! The minute I walked in I was transported back to The Infinite Variety of Red and White quilts in NYC back in 2011. Not such a big exhibit and all the quilts were made since that time when lots who saw this spectacular exhibit  became inspired to make a red and white quilt.
It happened to be the ruby anniversary of the show in Houston so it was fitting they chose the NYC theme. 

And here's Brenda Papadakis and me with her red and white Takes Two quilt that is available as a pattern. If your so inspired here's a great pattern. 

Until next time. 


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Busy time

I've had a couple of fun busy weeks. 
Bev and daughter Claire arrived to stay with me for a couple of nights, they had been to Moscow, Norway and then arrived in England and traveled on to Wales when they left me. 
Look at my beautiful gifts Bev made for me. Oh I do love a bit of pink and brown. Thanks Bev they will go on my sewing room wall as soon as I get time.

 Look how tiny that basket is!!!!
We had a fun time visiting Bampton where Downton Abbey is filmed and imagined Mrs Crawly just popping out of her gate to invite us in for tea.

This building above is the hospital in the series where Mrs Crawley worked.
We then headed off to Compton Verney to see the Folk Art Exhibition in the above building.
This is the Soldier Quilt they have there made out of wool left overs from uniforms.
Lots of other wonderful folk art paintings and objects too.

We headed back towards home stopping off at Chipping Camden for a quick walk round and to see some fabulous Cotswold stone buildings.

It was a very short visit but we crammed a lot into the one whole day we had together. 

Now this weekend it's the Autumn Show at Malvern, I really only had a very short time their but managed to snap a few likes on my way through. 
Main reason I couldn't hang around is that I'm off to Houston on Tuesday and have masses of thing to do before I go. Writing my blog just being one of them.
Been prepping some Texas Stars for the long flight and for early morning sewing whilst my body clock adjusts. 
So my next post will be from Houston. I'm so looking forward to it as its the shows 40th anniversary.
Woo hoo.