Monday, 31 December 2012


 for the last time this year.
  A  year full of hellos and goodbyes.
take a look at this quilt, its a special quilt, it was pieced by a lovely bubbly lady called Jill.
she died earlier this year, and her very best friend Frankie finished the top and gave it to me for my family,I passed it to Trudi- who did a really beautiful job of the quilting on it.

And now its come back, to grace my children's Christmas table.

this quilt has 4 quilting ladies stitched into it- a special happy quilt.
Thankyou to you all.

So, new years almost here, and its time for new resolutions, I notice the older I get, the sillier I get

- good I like silly,

so more silliness

less ironing- definitely less ironing

more sewing with friends,

keep learning more stitch's and stitching

and keep passing on what I learn

,one more

this year- remember to post the Christmas cards.

you may have noticed I am fond of shopping,
 just before crimbo I went to shopping heaven-- that's Morocco to ordinary people and I intend to bore everyone with images of this marvellous place for months and months

the first thing you notice about Morocco is its pinkness
, the entire city is the most beautiful pink colour, like a giant rose- lovely

And lastly, look at this angel, isn't she beautiful, I am so proud of this, I didn't make it, one of my daughters did,she couldn't fight it any longer and the stitching that I infested her with when she was very small festered under her skin and in her heart and eventually it has burst out of her in a fountain of gorgeousness,
over the year she has acquired from me, threads scissors, calico and now she has BORROWED  my singer featherlight, oh I am so proud....
so a happy and productive new year to you all, prepare to be bored with lots of silliness and shopping, bit of stitching too probably....

Friday, 21 December 2012


Hurrah!!, at last blogger is letting me blog again, just when I m about to move to another  site, its letting me blog again,so lets start with some naughty shopping,in between buying for everyone else I came across a few bits for myself...This lovely hand knitted vintage style scarf---oh I love it.
are these cute or what? actually the dog jug is for my friend who has a dog just like this.

Lovely wooden hearts, will look lovely on my tree,

Gorgeous silky bag, what can I turn it into?

A couple of nice cards, all of these are  courtesy of the cancer research shop,
oh I do like a bit of shopping..