Wednesday 11 April 2012

hey, mr postman....

well, we all had a lovely time on Saturday at Angela daymonds open day,and as you can see, its a good job that someone brought some lovely extra cupcakes, because we ate all the cakes on the cake stand, it wasn't all me, I had help......
, it was a really busy day, nice to see old friends and make new ones....
and when it was all over I went to see the little lambikins. 

I finished my Little   pockets book and I am so pleased with it, its only about 4 inches square and I can see so many possibilities for another one

before I joined up the sides of the pockets, I stitched each one into the book cover like a signature, then joined the sides..

I allowed about a quarter of an inch gap for each one, the book has a lovely tall fat feel about it.

the cover is a long piece, wraps round and over the front

I really enjoyed stitching this, I also made another one, you can see it on my other blog herehere

what else have I done this week? well, I saw this at a sewing show on the janome stand for thirty squid. so I bought it for the smallest princess, she loves it..

here are two of my young ladies working hard..

 its nice in the school holidays to have time to really work on something

Our very nice postman called today with a small parcel--threads....hurrah
Trudi from quilting prolifically recently gave me a new thread to test drive, its an aurifil no 12 AND I LOVE IT !!!!!!
its like a valdani  thread but very smooth-- it just slides through the cloth,  wonderful.
but where can I buy it? searched everywhere and finally Trudi sent me link, so thank you new threads quilt shop of andover, hants.
someone told me about a great yli thread called Rio De janeiro, limes, purples and pinks and oranges,,,ooh yes- so i ordered one of those too....

must go play now.....nighty night...


  1. I can vouch for the cupcakes! Your books are absolutely beautiful and I was so pleased to see them in real life. Impressive workspace you've got there.

  2. Your pockets are so charming and colorful!

  3. Oh your pockets book came out beautifully. Love the brilliant bright colors and stitching embellishments. Oh nice thread! xox


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