It’s been along time since I have blogged. I tend to post anything on Insti, like most of us. Anyway that might change in the near future. But currently I can be found at https://www.instagram.com/5foot1quilts/
Well it’s been nearly a month since I last posted and the time has flown. Since then I’ve been to ‘An evening with Mary’ as well as Quilts in the Barn and my local quilt guild, Goldfield Quilters have their exhibition this weekend and I’m just back from our evening opening. But back to the… Read More What have I been up to?
Both Margaret and Irene are at different quilt guild retreats this weekend, but I have virtuously stayed home to work. Just as well Irene’s retreat was up here at Castlemaine, giving us the chance to meet up for lunch and a chat before she went back to sew and I went back to work. Well… Read More A retreat of my own
I briefly returned from blogging retirement, as Linda called it, and then didn’t find time to do much of anything sewing or blogging wise. After my weekend away at Sorrento, I didn’t sew a stitch, I didn’t even get to thread a needle for about two weeks. My own fault really, as while down at… Read More Paper piecing stars
Oops! that sounds bad. I’ve been a very bad blogger! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged I don’t know where to start. So I’ll just post some pics of random things and see how that goes. Margaret & Irene were barely back from their trip to the US when it was time to go… Read More Getting back on the blogging horse!
Up until this afternoon I’ve never had a design wall. So for me it was laying everything down on the ground, getting my little step stool, isn’t Ikea great? and taking a photo to get some perspective on what I’m doing. What I wanted in a design wall was something I could easily organise myself,… Read More Finally a design wall
with 3 parcels! I think I’ve mentioned before that for some years I took a break from quilt-making and buying fabric. That meant I missed some really good fabrics, so when I see something I really love well of course I just have to buy them. Our good friend Sherry in San Antonio recently sent… Read More The Postman came
and I’m looking at the Husqvarna 835, which has the longer arm which would be nice. Does anyone have one? The other machine I’m considering is the Bernina 330, which also has exactly the stitch I want, an adjustable, single, vertical stitch, blanket-stitch, and both machines are around the same price. I’d love to hear… Read More On the hunt for a new sewing machine
were to be found at the An Moonen lecture on the history of Dutch Quilts & Textiles yesterday. This wonderful lecture was a Victorian Quilt Study Group event organised by their Convener, Janet O’Dell. Without Janet this would not have happened, so Thank You, Janet. After An’s talk we had a lovely afternoon tea and… Read More All the Usual Suspects
A month ago, Irene and I went for a lovely day out sewing at Somerset Patchwork and its time to go again! Now normally when I go out sewing locally or use my car I put all my sewing kit in one of my rattan baskets. The one I use mostly is something like what… Read More A basket & a bearclaw