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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Twitt Twoo

This is what I am going to be doing early next week- making curtains for the nursery at son and daughter in laws house. Isn't it just charming fabric with all those lovely folk art  birds. 

After my trip to Houston I have been inspired to make a Texas Star quilt and have started making these using some metal templates I bought back from the show.  Loving digging through the repro fabric stash picking fabrics for these and sitting quietly at night with the TV on doing a little  hand piecing.

As 2012 approaches I am sure we can all look back with highs and lows but hope you all have lots of HIGHS in 2012.

Happy New Year to  you all  and thanks for following my personal highs and lows.

Happy Stitching


Friday, 23 December 2011

Brief Encounter

Yes, We had a brief encounter with Ricky Tims, Justin and their friend Suzanne ( sorry if I have your name wrong) but it really was a very quick meet at Oxford station today.

Alex Anderson left a message on the  last week to say Ricky was on a private vacation to the UK but would be happy to meet quilt show members along the way and then gave his itinerary of where he was going to be travelling whilst here.

He lets members know when he is travelling throughout the USA and they get back to him and are usually hanging off bridges with their quilts for him to photograph.
No hanging off bridges for my partner in crime  and myself today . We meet and had a nice chat with him at the railway station and he photographed us with our quilts outside the station much to the amazment of  other passengers   It was a mad thing to do but we had a bit of a giggle about it.

He will post our  photos up when he's back home in about a weeks time,  but meanwhile here are ours.

A happy meeting with Ricky Tims

Also the cabinet makers finished work at my house last night and curtains are up . Its has the beginnings of looking like a home in the sitting room. Still cushions to make lamps to buy but it is coming together. I love my window seat they have made. A nice cushion to go on here and I will have a nice little nook to sit and read in.

Have only managed a few decorations this year. I decided to keep it simple with all that's been going on but I have the tree up and the sledge I spoke about in a previous post is now piled with presents.

My french sledge purchased at the Christmas Fair

My mantle decorated for Chrismas

The new TV cabinet  and curtains

Loving my window seat. with its pull drawer

This has to -say the least been  the most difficult year of my life and want to thank all my faithful  followers for sticking with me and sending the most heartfelt messages when my DH passed away in August.

 January 2012 will bring forth my first grandchild and something to remain positive about -So here's wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and wonderful productive sewing year.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Sewing Room

Sewing room is coming together- These things were either bought for me, made for me and a few things made by me thrown in for good measure.

Maybe this room will be seeing a little bit of action soon.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Bad Blogger

Yes, very bad blogger I am.

Let me apologise to all of you who leave me lovely comments and I haven't responded to them. I will try to do better in 2012. I just I really seem to have lost my mojo.

That said I have had an outing to Cowslip Workshops for the Christmas Fair.

My Pic Sue and I  decided to rent a cottage in Cornwall for a couple of nights and immerse ourselves in this wonderful event.
Channel Four were filming there for Kirstie Allsopp's Christmas programme's. Their was a real buzz about the place and of course we were delighted to see Petra from Holland and Mary and Joe all the way from Pennsylvania . They had delicious things for sale along with lots more craft people selling their wares.
Did I buy anything- YES i did. I bought a wooden french sledge. What is she going to do with that your asking? Well I am going to put it round the base of the Christmas tree ladened with presents.

Petra and Mary looking very happy
Sneaked a picture with Kirstie.

Parking for the fair was in one of Stevens and Jo's fields and of course someone always has to get stuck in the mud and this year it was me . Steven came to the rescue with the tractor and had me on my way in a blink of an eye. Thanks Steven.

I am working on getting a bit more of the house sorted and took a little trip to Ikea and bought a cabinet to hold some of my quilts.

The only sewing that is going on here is for curtains for my son. They have been doing some work on there house too and are really nesting for the baby's arrival in January.
Baby bump is coming on very well as you can see from the picture - 6 Weeks and counting!

Happy Stitching