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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Birthday gifts,Easter, and sunset

 I did a little sewing this week.  My aunt is having a big 0 birthday soon, and I bought her a lovely panel and coordinating fat quarters.  Yes, she sews too. I chose a few things from my sewing box to share with her also.  Using my pieced selvedges I made a zip pouch to put them in
and added
a couple of mugrugs.  I found the Val Laird pattern for these in a Creating Country Threads mag, and changed the stitchery to sweetpeas which are my favourite flower.  I just know she will love these goodies.
I made a little Easter quilt which has a very narrow binding.  It sort of spoiled the look.  I could take it off and redo.........before next year.
Look at this beautiful sunset.  The photo doesn't do it justice.
It was really wonderful. 
See you next week God willing. xx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Friday becomes Monday

Ok, so I dont have a lot to blog about weekly. I enjoyed my guild meeting last Tuesday, which was a show and tell.  Such lovely quilts.  I took my spring quilt and two of the Christmas throws I made the girls. 

The postcard became a swap. I waited to see if anyone would take my ‘red sails’, and then picked this little gem by Jean Kelly. It’s called ‘scraps from Grace’s quilt’. I loved the buttons. Grace is her baby grandaughter.2014-04-21 21.31.34

I enjoyed our ‘prayer room’ set up by the youth of my church for the week leading up to Easter.2014-04-14 10.07.232014-04-14 10.07.54

It was lovely to go and sit for a quiet time in a special room.  We had great celebrations of our Risen Lord Jesus over the weekend.  So uplifting and joyful.

The weather over this weekend has been super in my little part of the world.  Where the south of England has had rain and cold, we were basking in unusually warm temperatures and clear blue skies.  It is good to feel the warmth of the sun after a cold winter.

That’s all for now folks. Talk again soon. xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Friday becomes Sunday

Well, I started to blog on Friday, forgetting that Blogger wasnt accepting my photos for some reason.  So here I am, take two.


This little girlie arrived safely.  Her name is Crunchie.

She will have a posh name later.  I have done very little sewing this week.  I took this panel and simply added batting and a soft brushed back to make a small boy happy. (havent picked which small boy yet).2014-04-13 12.45.31

Think that’s all this week folks.  It’s sunny, and the outdoors calls. xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A finish, edges and postcard

I have finished Happy Scrappy Spring.  It is very simply quilted with straight almost straight line quilting by machine, plus a little hand quilting on the centre panel.  My sewing machine was struggling with the quilting, so I kept it to a minimum.{my excuse}2014-04-01 10.02.04Here it is with feet. DH happily held it up for me.

2014-04-04 16.05.03I was playing around yesterday with selvedges.  I dont know what I will do with it, but a nice zipped purse for my favourite auntie is on the cards.  Northern Lights, my area Quilters Guild of Ireland group, set a task for us to try making a quilted/fabric postcard. Here is my first attempt.2014-04-05 10.00.46I call it red sails in the sunset. Very simple pic. Background quilt as you go. Boat and sun raw edge applique using bondaweb.  Features added with embroidery cotton. I am going to try to post it to Scotland in a few weeks, to aforementioned fav auntie. We’ll see how it fares. Talk again soon xx