Last Monday saw the arrival of 127 bug eyed children on their first day of High School. They had come to do try outs for the sports team, in preparation for the matches on Friday. Then on Tuesday morning at 5.30am, I set off by coach with three other teachers and said children, to the… Continue reading New Beginnings
So here it is my first post of the new year, underpinned by a desire and an element of determination to post on a weekly basis and grow my blog. As usual life took over at the end of 2016 and the blog posts started to drop off. The old adage of “if you don’t… Continue reading Back with a Bang
I am so happy to be here in the U.K. spending Christmas with both of my sons (first time in four years) and New Year with my sister. I am not happy to have one of the worst colds I have had in the last ten years, currently on day six. I do hope you… Continue reading Happy Christmas everyone!
I can’t believe that the babies that set me on the quilting road, and prompted me to make my first quilt turned one on the 1st December 2016. Ten quilts later, and I am totally addicted, always searching for that special piece of fabric, chatting with my new quilting friends about all things quilty. … Continue reading Time flies when your quilting!
So, my foray into Paper Piecing did not go well, initially! I watched a you tube video from Jennifer Mathis at Ellison Lane which was simple and easy to follow. But then when I started sewing I couldn’t get my head around the fact that the finished work would be reversed. So I started removing… Continue reading Back to the drawing board!
My Boogie Woogie Baby quilt was well received by my friend last week. So this now gives me time to press on with my first mini quilt. What is a mini quilt? I hear you ask.Well it’s a quilt that measures no more than about 24″ x 24″, it is often then used as a… Continue reading The perfect mini?
So firstly I want to apologize for my two week absence. It wasn’t deliberate. The first weekend I had a Counsellors Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. I hadn’t been to Kenya before and so was excited to go but the flight was at 01.45 which didn’t fill me with excitement, added to which I was only… Continue reading Boogie Woogie Baby – The Great Pretender.
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
So the Zimbabwe National Quilt Show 2016 is over, and didn’t we do well. Unfortunately, because I was unable to go to Bulawayo myself, I only have photos for you from our Harare Guild meeting this morning. Just to give you an idea here are the categories and rules in the Show: First Show Entry:… Continue reading Queens of Quilting
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