So, amidst all the hectivity of getting my quilts ready for the show, a woman needs some downtime, doesn’t she? What do I do in my downtime? Why quilt of course! I needed to make a baby quilt for a friend in Australia. Then I had heard that one of her colleagues would be in… Continue reading Downtime = 12 Stars Baby Quilt
Ok so I’m exaggerating. The phrase goes “measure twice, cut once”. But this weekend I felt like changing it to “piece once, unpick twenty million times!’. It is a few short weeks until our annual Zimbabwe Patchwork and Quilting Show and things are getting a little tense. I have one small wallhanging ready, complete with… Continue reading Piece once, unpick twenty million times!
According to the Oxford dictionary, creativity means ” The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness”. Creativity is being banded around, as one of the 21st Century Skills that employers are looking for. This is something that I have recently been discussing with my Sixth Form Life Skills classes. Simon Sinek states in… Continue reading Creativity, where are you?
I don’t want you to think that because I didn’t blog last week, that I have been lazing around lacking creativity. Let’s catch up on the work I have managed so far. With Winter threatening, knitting has come to the fore. I have been back on the Chunky coats, primarily making them for the daughters… Continue reading WIP knitting catch-up
You may have noticed that I didn’t blog last week and there was a genuine reason for that. You see it was Jo’s birthday, (Jo is a friend of mine) and her present was the item to be featured in my blog. As she reads my blog, I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. What… Continue reading Doggy Tote Bag
This week, first week back at school and first week back at the gym at 5.00am! Even though we don’t really have seasons here in Zimbabwe, you can sense a change in the weather. My sons in the Northern Hemisphere are beginning to enjoy a rise in temperature and longer days. While here in the… Continue reading Changing the seasons.
I’m amazed and relieved, that after about two months work, on and off. The Debbie Bliss Aran Tunic Dress is finished. As you know if you read my previous blog I did make some changes to the pattern when I battled with one of the panels. But I hope you agree that the finished article… Continue reading Debbie Bliss Aran Tunic Dress – Finished at last!
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