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.
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?