Sunday, 31 July 2011


I have urgent sewing to to do for the 'shhh' project today and I'm reading Hilary Mantels 'Wolf Hall', a 700 pager, that's holding my interest, I have only 100 pages to go. Also still chopping away at the stash uglies.

I think that sewing will win this morning as the top is almost pieced-I will have to clear away to layer the quilt after.  I have several quilt tops pieced and ready to go-I have never layered a quilt before, my patchwork has previously been for duvet covers and curtains or paper pieced that take years: I have two of those in progress.  One of them is my ID  picture-here are the 'flowers' sewn up for the last round.

Try something new every day, the layering will be it.

I found a blog this morning at that has links to two sister blogs for Kim McLeans applique patterns, haven't done much applique myself but these designs are inspirational

Two favourite quilt artists in Australia, beautiful work and from the US, she pieces animals with such character, I'm particularly fond of the cows.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

More Bookcrossing

I have received 13 books this week, every one a hit with me from the sweepstake as well as several parcels that also contained chocolate, tea and cards/postcards.

This is my favourite postcard, from Mafarrimond inspired by Emma Bridgewater, the ceramicist.  I had a look at he website and its lovely crockery, but horribly expensive for such a clumsy person as moi

Example: two and a half weeks ago the first thing I did when I came home was pick up a plate, which I promptly dropped and I have had a bandaged foot since-I will leave out the numerous gory details but its definitely not healed yet! We are good at comedy injuries in our house (:~?. 

As well as too much fabric, I have too much wool (a previous fetish) but its too hot to be knitting in the summer.  Thats why this card appealed to me, winter, hot tea, warm knitting in your lap, lazy Sundays.......I thought there may have been a mug like this to buy, but no

Monday, 18 July 2011


EEK!  I have won the NEVER WON A SWEEPSTAKE sweepstake, look what the postman brought to work today......(and some wild release stickers).

Friday, 15 July 2011

Log cabin inspiration

I always have my camera in my bag-I have carried it every day for years.  I take the kind of pictures that others think odd. Oh well! I saw this trolley full of engraving laminate waste at work,it screamed 'modern log cabin' design. It will join the archive of dozens of other design pictures I have and one day it may make it to the drawing board!  I like the line of yellow hazard tape on the floor and the simplicity of red, blue, gold and silver lines.