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 …

Fetes, finds and designs

One of the things I really missed when we visited Canada a couple of years ago were traditional English summer fetes. This weekend being the August bank holiday saw the …

Patchwork inspiration

I love these sorts of visual puzzles and this one has been doing the rounds on Facebook. You have to work out how many squares there are – I make …

More from the Quilt Festival

As promised here are some more choice picks from the Festival of Quilts. There really is so much to see and be inspired by that it’s a tough job selecting …

Festival of Quilts

Yesterday saw me and my daughter dashing up the motorway to the NEC at Birmingham for the much anticipated Festival of Quilts, the largest show of it’s kind in Europe. …

What to make next….

I have spent the afternoon de-pooping the glass house which the cats regard as the ultimate in litter boxes,and it’s a mindless job, giving me time to mull over what …

The font and logo of the moment

I have surprised myself at how much of the Olympics I have been watching, beautiful horses that dance, chaps throwing, leaping and jumping ridiculous lengths, children doing crazy things on …