Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Been shopping again

I've recently been buying craft books and the first one arrived today. I love stitching and applique and after seeing this on a friend's blog and couldn't resist. After having a quick look through I know I don't regret buying it and I am looking forward to making lots of the projects in it.

Friday, April 19, 2013

I thought I would put up the links to The Great British Sewing Bee, a new 4 part sewing reality show currently showing on British TV.

I have greatly enjoyed watching the contestants make their pieces ... and have tried to learn something from their successes as well as their failures ...

Episode 1: The Great british Sewing Bee. Episode 1

Episode 2:The Great British Sewing Bee. Episode 2

Episode3: The Great British Sewing Bee. Episode 3

I will put up Episode 4 next week as soon as it arrives online.

Enjoy.  :)
Oh dear.  I've fallen behind again.  I know if I did this more regularly it wouldn't take me so long to write each post, but it is because it takes me so long that I don't write as often as I should, so a bit of a catch 22. 
Anyhow, I thought I would pop up a pic of the blanket I made for my new grandson.

I embroidered his name and date of birth on it.

The blanket is self-binding and made from 100% cotton flannelette ....I always like to use natural fabrics for babies and children.  These are really easy to make and the pattern is available from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

As some of you may know, I went to Adelaide for a quilting retreat last month (March).  I met some wonderful women, learnt lots of new skills, saw some new sights and had lots of laughs and a fabulous time.  I came home with too much new fabric, of course, and some new patterns designed by some of my very clever new friends.  The first one I completed was this lovely project bag designed by Fee of Fee's Shabby Shack. This great pattern is currently sitting at No. 1 on Craftsy's pattern page. Well done, Fee, and thank you for a wonderful project.