Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas makes?

Every year I make items for the family for Christmas. To me this is as much about Christmas as the actual day itself. It gives me time to think about the recipient whilst I am making the gift. This last year Christmas was difficult and I couldn’t bring myself to even think about it withoutContinue reading “Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas makes?”

12th Night and Three Kings Day

January 5th, or Twelfth Night, is by tradition the time for the Christmas decorations to be taken down. I find it quite a sad day in our household as all the decorations are packed away for another year. Walls and corners or room seem bare as the garlands and the tree are taken down. RoomsContinue reading “12th Night and Three Kings Day”

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”

Gosh it’s Friday 13th.

Are you suspicious? I don’t think I am but sometimes find myself acting in ways which would indicate that I am – not walking under ladders, cracks in the pavement etc. Quilting superstitions include – never make a quilt with 13 blocks, which I think would look odd even if I was tempted to tryContinue reading “Gosh it’s Friday 13th.”

New IGTV Channel

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on a series of patchwork basics videos which I am releasing both on my new IGTV ( Instagram TV), bevmayo_quilts, and YouTube. I will be covering lots of patchwork blocks and techniques which will go together to make a modern sampler quilt. Videos already releasedContinue reading “New IGTV Channel”