Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Isn't it gorgeous!my lovely little quilt from my swap partner in  Australia arrived today Its a really lovely and very carefully stitched piece  with layers of Indian sari fabric and I feel very fortunate to have it.

It has very  fine kantha stitching, Thank you, penny.    I have added Penny's blog to my list or go visit her at    I had a look at her earlier postings, interesting stuff and amazing photos,   makes our lincolnshire fenland look very flat............ and  wet.

Penny also sent me a beautiful small  watercolour painting and a piece of aboriginal design fabric.    I really enjoy these swaps, I enjoy making something to a theme and I get really really excited at the prospect of getting something in the post from a foreign country from  a fellow stitcher.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Duty sewing this week, my youngest beaver becomes a cub and once again I am sewing on badges,  grrr grrr......

the handbag is coming on nicely.......

And if you want to know about these visit here and find out........

Monday, 7 February 2011


Am I feeling perky? oh yes I am,I am back from the breast surgery with a new booby!, its great, I love it and its soo perky!
A little bit tender at the moment and oh boo hoo-- no vacuuming or ironing allowed for 6 weeks  yahoo! oh and a lot of chocolate gifts to eat.....
 anyway, the important stuff, my handbag has died, its my favourite , the best handbag I have ever owned, thank you marks and spencer, but all the beads and sequins are dropping off, its had several running repairs, but now I need a new one, preferably lime green and purple[ to match my intended new bras]

so, found a pattern I like.

and some fabric..

constructed two pieces of wonky log cabin patchwork and added a backing and wadding
and some great threads.
I have drawn the actual bag pattern over the patchwork so I can stitch and embellish up to about half an inch of the edge, I have some sequins and beads and I am just going to stitch away

This is fun!

I am really looking forward to playing with this bag!