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Of stitching and cereal

This week has seen me taking a little break from my quilt project and instead slicing and stitching together some random pieced cushions with a possible view to selling them, …

X-ACTO sampler

A couple of days on and I have a completed cut panel – it didn’t take two solid days of cutting I should say! I was on major mum taxi …

My aversion to gizmos!

Yesterday I took delivery of a new knife. It’s called the ‘X-ACTO Z series’ and yes I know it sounds like something from ‘Doctor Who’, but I was cruising the …

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Of practical patchwork

Things that I love about patchworkng are not only it’s hugely decorative aspect but also it’s practical application. Some time ago when we were painting and decorating on a shoestring, …

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Of socks and celebratory cut out

Today is always a rather sad day in my calendar. It is the day when I surrender my sandals  and dig out a pair of socks and ‘proper’ shoes, after …

Of inspiring cut outs

When people ask what I do and I say, amongst other things, paper cut outs, I watch them struggle to formulate what that might involve – rows of news paper …

Sunshine and stitching

Spent a blissful day in the garden cutting and stitching more of my latest quilt. I love working outside despite the gusty breezes that whip various bits of fabric around …

Of pruning, rude awakening and sketch books

What a glorious day, have spent much of it outside pruning like a woman possessed. I thoroughly enjoy cutting and chopping back, it’s up there with selecting and stitching fabric …

Stitching in the garden

What a blissful day! Having done another filling and emptying of the washing machine and the dishwasher and hemmed a pair of jeans, I felt guilt free in taking my …

Of apples and quilting

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so I hit the appletrees and pruned and chopped off cankerous bits, so relaxing. Our apple crop this year is dismal but I have …