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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Getting Blogging

I've had so much on lately their has been no time for blogging but today I have loads to report on.
After Nantes Di Ford payed  another visit at my home. Its always so nice to have Di here along with some very excited ladies who hadn't seen each other for a while.
The new project started was Pendle Hill whilst some  choose to carry on with their Sutton Grange or  Jane's Garden.
Its always a nice day where everyone contributes a dish for lunch and that is another treat in itself.

Heads down and all very busy.

We had a little show and tell with a couple of quilts that Di would be going on to teach at Cowslip Workshops.
A very happy band of Di Ford UK fans

Di is remaking the Mount Mellick quilt in red and again this is a winner.
Shirley from Stitchery Do Blog brought along her Sutton Grange which is coming along nicely.
Here is my Sutton Grange, I have changed the Drunkards Paths to Broken Dishes and am piecing the next border too rather than applique. All the outer block now made I need to get sewing!
Thank you Di  as usual we all had a marvellous day with you and we learn so much.

A little more progress on my Abigail Rose quilt. Not to many more of those hexes to make. 

Back from the Longarm quilter has come my Texas Stars. As always Sandy has done an amazing job. Thank you Sandy you really know what I like. 

And here we are at Quilts UK a couple of weeks back. I took Abi along with me and she posed beautifully for me in front of my Jane's Garden which got Judges Merit. 
She was so sweet, mummy had told her she was going to a quilt show. As we left the show she said but I haven't seen the show. Bless her she thought their was going to be some sort of singing and dancing event. 

I forgot to show you these lovely gifts I received in Nantes from Linda, Randi, Ellen and Sue.
Finally today's gift in the post from Di Ford this gorgeous book with fifteen wonderful quilts in it. I Face booked Di to thank her and said if I had known what was in the parcel I would have kissed the postman but he really isn't my type and am sure he would have run a mile!
I've had a busy month and better get back to some sewing. 
Happy Stitching. 


  1. What a lovely post Sue.... The classes with Di seemed to be so amazing ! Lucky you !
    Shirley spoke about these wonderful classes in her blog a few weeks ago !
    And the quilts are awesome ! Bravo ladies !

  2. Such beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great post and great quilts - how nice to host at your home! Abi is a delight - hope she wasn't too disappointed. I've just received that book as a gift from my daughter - lots of goodies in there :)

  4. It looks like you had a wonderful day stitching with Di Ford and the other ladies! I am absolutely loving your Abigail Rose quilt! And little Abi has certainly grown up since the last photo I saw of her. I hope she enjoyed the quilt show even though no one was singing or dancing! Congratulations on the award.

  5. Lucky you! I did two workshops with Di at Petra Prins' shop a few years ago and enjoyed them tremendously, learnt so much and she a such a sweet lady. I can imagine you all had a wonderful day. Beautiful work!

  6. What a wonderful day you had ! Ican't imagine having a class with Di, it would be a dream come true ! Your work is beautiful.

  7. The ladies have such a serious look on their faces while working on their projects. Concentrating hard. Beautiful quilt projects.

  8. congratulations on your quilt Sue It is beautiful! Your texas stars is lovely too.
    What a lot of gorgeous inspiration.
    Love to see the ladies at serious sewing.
    Di's work is so beautiful

  9. Beautiful projects and looks like a fun group of ladies, too. Di Ford is now on my radar!!

  10. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon! And what a treat to enjoy such wonderful company and quilts!

  11. Great post Sue. Your judges merit is well deserved. Thoroughly enjoyed the day at yours and never has a day gone so fast. Keep up the good work.xx

  12. Morning Sue, great to catch up with all your news and marvel at the beautiful creations of all those talented ladies gathered in your home. You certainly received some lovely gifts. Congratulations on receiving the Judge's Merit for Jane's Garden. Hope you made it up to sweet Abi!

  13. Wow! What a productive group! All the quilts are so pretty.
    I'm sure after that Abi wasn't too keen on attending another "show'. Too cute!! Love the quilting on Abigail Rose!!

  14. Very fun! I love seeing how you set up the class.

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  17. Hi. new to your blog. Am wondering what the present with the long heart is? Love the pattern and colors of it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trips. Will be following your adventures now.