It was February – now it’s March

The last couple of weeks have gone by in a flash, The weather was quite mild for a while, so I took the opportunity of spending some time at my allotment. I am still harvesting carrots and parsnips and am starting to plan this years crops. I was very surprised to see my small peachContinue reading “It was February – now it’s March”

A Fabric Basket

What do you do with left over blocks? Do you make them into cushions, bags, or something else? Sometimes, when I am designing projects, I have sample blocks left over. I had a block left from the Newlands table runner pattern, which I thought would make a lovely fabric basket or tray to compliment theContinue reading “A Fabric Basket”

Newlands Table Runner

I can’t believe that it is Friday already, Where has the week gone? There is never enough time in the day to get everything done. But I started the week with a pile of fabric and have ended with a new table runner. I name my patterns after places in the English Lake District andContinue reading “Newlands Table Runner”

The End of a Busy Week.

Or is it the start of a new one? I am never sure with Sundays. Whatever it is, it is a chance to update my blog. I received another block for the block swap quilt my quilt group started during lockdown last year. I couldn’t resist getting them all out and have another look atContinue reading “The End of a Busy Week.”

Back to cutting up fabric

As usual, after a busy lesson on Wednesday, I ended up with a lot of half completed samples. Yesterday I took the opportunity to sew some of them together and am very pleased with how the blocks are going together and the pattern they are making The image below shows another variation that can beContinue reading “Back to cutting up fabric”

My Sewing Machine is Back – thank goodness.

Last week disaster struck and I broke a needle when finishing some placemats. Not a great disaster but when I changed the needle and re-threaded the machine something fell from the area around the needle shaft. Due to the pandemic, my machine didn’t get its usual service last year, and it was now telling meContinue reading “My Sewing Machine is Back – thank goodness.”

Christmas Eve – Looking forward to 2021

It’s finally time to take a break and to sit down with a glass and piece of my mothers Christmas cake. The decorations are up, gifts wrapped and vegetables peeled ready for tomorrow, all the parcels posted and have arrived (thank goodness ). It has been a busy few days, and I now have timeContinue reading “Christmas Eve – Looking forward to 2021”

Sunday’s Sewing

I now know how the contestants on the Sewing Bee feel, when presented with instructions which could be written in ancient greek. I thought that I would finish the jacket for Robyn and everything was going well until I came to finishing the sleeves. The instructions tell me to pull the sleeves through the gapContinue reading “Sunday’s Sewing”