We set off for an Easter weekend at Mvuu Lodge in the Lower Zambezi. The journey from Harare to Chirundu takes about five hours. I counted about sixteen police road blocks on the way through and only got stopped at one. They were checking for our emergency triangles, these now have to be reflective on… Continue reading Knitting by the Zambezi
The Easter holidays have arrived, and I am excited to get started on some quilts for the Zimbabwe Patchwork and Quilting Show, which is on later in the year. Before I could do this there was another job I needed to do. I am spending Easter weekend with some friends at their lodge on the… Continue reading Piece by Piece
It’s been a funny old week. Of course it goes without saying that with the end of term only four days away (whoop whoop!), the enormous job of writing and collating end of term reports is taking up much of my time. I am still waiting for the delivery of navy fabric and so I… Continue reading Starting Over
You may recall that I bought a whole bagful of delicious Merino wool on my recent trip to The Netherlands. I have been excited about getting started on a Debbie Bliss Aran Tunic Dress pattern that I bought online. In the 1980’s I was the queen of cable and bobbles and I had a… Continue reading Debbie Bliss Tunic Dress-A WIP
In a life full of work, quilting, friends and blogging, sometimes, something has to give, and with me last week it was the blog! The last ten days have been so busy, involving among other things, taking students for athletics training every day in preparation for the annual Interhouse Athletics. This took place last Saturday,… Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel .
There was a lot of activity in Savannah, Georgia from 23rd-26th February with the annual Quiltcon exhibition taking place. There were some spectacular exhibits and you can see them all on the Modern Quilt Guild page but I thought I would give you my top ten. Truth be told it was difficult just to chose… Continue reading My Top Ten Favourites from Quiltcon 2017
Another week passes in the blink of an eye, and I like to think that I have used my time effectively. I work long hours and with the run up to the Interhouse Athletics Meet, this is not going to change before March 11th. So I get very little time in the evenings and then… Continue reading “Everyone Needs Deadlines- Walt Disney
One of my challenges for early 2017 was taking part in the Mitzie Schafer Mystery Sew Along . Mitzie is the designer behind Together Feather Studio and this was her first hosted Mystery Sew Along. I first came across Mitzie on Instagram, which if you are a quilter or any other sort of creative, and… Continue reading My First Mystery Quilt, not perfect, but finished!
Well it didn’t take long for one of my 2017 objectives to fall by the wayside did it? Only a few short weeks ago I mentioned my “desire and determination ” to blog on a weekly basis and here we are only the second month in and I have missed two deadlines. It’s not that… Continue reading Double Dutch
December 2016 saw Natalie and Niamh’s first birthday. I wanted to make them something useful, and in my local supermarket I found some nice quality plastic cutlery. So I thought I would make them a placemat each. I trawled through Pinterest but found the idea for the mats in an advert for the book “Quilt… Continue reading Pretty placemats.