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
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
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.
For those of you that don’t know what a Mug Rug is, it’s a mini quilt or an oversized coaster for your tea or coffee mug, with enough room to rest your tea or coffee mug and a biscuit or two. You only have to put the words into Pinterest to be inundated with ideas.… Continue reading The Mug Rug
Most quilters have an addiction to fabric. I have sewn virtually all of my life, but my stash of fabric has never been bigger, than since I have started quilting. However amongst all of that fabric there is always an ugly piece. That piece, that no matter how imaginative you are, you can’t see yourself… Continue reading Ugly Betty Challenge
Do you recall earlier in the year when I visited The Hague and went fabric shopping? Among my purchases was a selection of lime green checks, some off which I used in my earlier quilt “Brmm,Brmm,baby “. However I found using the squared fabric in quilting, quite difficult and kept avoiding using it. So with… Continue reading Summer’s on its way…
I’ve been a busy bunny this week, and it was so nice knitting with the chunky Katia Merino wool. I only started the coat last Sunday and I have already finished it. This is quite surprising considering the fact that I undid the back four times! I was having a problem getting the correct tension,… Continue reading Chunky Monkey
It has been a hectic time this week. Firstly a return to school, which is always full on. Then John Mangudya the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announces that he will shortly be introducing “bond notes” into circulation to help alleviate the drastic shortage of cash currently being experienced in the country. This… Continue reading A Stitch in Time
So I have reached the end of my lovely long school holidays and on Tuesday I will be returning to school ready for the long, cold winter term. So let me reflect on how I used my time over the past few weeks. I was determined to squeeze as much as possible into my free… Continue reading Back to work, back to reality.