Sunday, 28 November 2010

chameleon quilt

Hello again, wow, isn't it cold  outside ? all the better to stay inside and sew!  been pretty occupied stitching something on my other more arty  blog, if you want to see click here  also been busy cutting out chameleons for no.tens multicoloured quilt         no.six of the not so short people has been making a wall hanging for  Christmas, pretty good for a twelve year old- a tall twelve year old  she says-[towers over me]  I am getting nervous now as she is starting to cast her eye over my stash,- and its mine all mine!

Also, look at these, a string of basketty Christmas shapes   £1.79p in dunelms  I should be able to paint them cream or gold or in my case purple and  gold and they should look quite nice....

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Time to sew

 Alas I have had too, much fun recently,christmas shopping, ironing, cleaning maniac dogs who  like  the mud etcetera,  and now sadly, its time to sew.....oh, boo hoo... anyway,the smallest of the short people has asked  for a new quilt in her favourite colour, with chameleons on it.  Ever since she could talk her favourite colour is------multicolour!   
She has picked out a batik and I have a gecko template, so, wish me luck, I may need serious  jellybeans for this!   

to see a couple of other new projects click herehere

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Great big stitched postcard swap.

             WOW, what a lovely postcard I have received
 in the post, it came tucked inside a handmade card and it is both lovely and well made . I have really enjoyed this postcard swap, its been fun, the theme was home,and I made two cards, one to send to my designated person and one to send back to shanda to say thank you, want to see some more cards click herehere

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Autumn Gold

A very blowy and autumnal hello today.  I am finding it quite nippy, walking to school in the mornings, scarves and gloves are required but the short people and the maniac dog are loving it. Great piles of  gold and brown dry, crackling leaves are appearing everywhere and they all run  [including  maniac dog] from pile to pile kicking throughh the leaves  and throwing handfuls into the wind, which soon catches them and tidies them back into their piles.hmm  I am feeling very poetic today.

I drove up to the wolds last week, for a workshop near Louth with Sheena Norquee and the viewes were stunning, every hedge was golden, and at one point, I caught a glimpse of the sea in the far distance.

Sheena was great,she had so much to tell us, about needles and wadding and threads,she knows so much and yet is such a quiet and pleasant lady.

We were painting fantasy birds on fabric using various objects to print with, cotton buds and old cut up credit cards  and little screws , it was great fun.

Sheena had brought quite a large collection of small quilts featuring fantasy birds which she very kindly allowed us to examine, they were all wonderful, her hand stitching is as precise and perfect as her machine quilting.

,I have to say, mine was a bit rubbish, ahem, a work in progress  and I do intend to do a lot more to it,every one else went on to to very careful tiny machine quilting to their very nice fantasy  bird I had to leave early as it was Halloween,when I got back mr shedman had finished decorating our house and was lighting the candles. The short people were putting on costumes and waiting for me. We are very keen on trick or treat in our village, so the night was filled with witches and vampires, and we collected enough sweets, to sink a boat,brilliant.