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..

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A Fishy tale

do you remember, me telling you about the mablethorpe seaside beauties festival?- and the amazing metal fish travelling theatre?
Well, very recently, I had the good fortune to attend an effie gallettly landscape workshop, she was marvellous, and her inspiring photos of the isle of lewis made us all want to visit there next year, everyone made lovely pieced landscapes, exept me....
effie was very nice and understanding and very quickly realised that I was probably happiest doing something slightly differant- a seascape or beachscape in fact- featuring---the metal fish.

 its a bookcover, for my mablethorpe book, havnt made the book yet, but I did enjoy making the cover.

been working on my hedgerows book, enjoying it, its all sort of, well, hedgy really, animals, leaves, sticks ect

just started on the cover,
 I found a vintage jacket in the jumble- sort of thick woven stuff, anyway the collar is now a cover with added bits and bobs of course....its all coming along nicely..
 thankyou to everyone who has enquired after my new kitchen,, no its not done, still a lot of sandwichs in our life......sigh......

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Helloh again,that will be me then, back from Turkey, - again, and just about cooked.
 its soo nice there.
and my folding book, known by the family as big red- even though its only six ins square,
 is also just about cooked .
Its been a labour of love, something I had to get out of my system

I dont think the pages have photographed very well as I am having to use a differant room, as we are refitting our kitchen-  - ourselves...
I dont understand it, whenever I watch DIY SOS  it all looks so easy, and soo quick..... 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

cor blimey!thats a big one....

and look at that beach....

We went to the seaside on Saturday, for a perfect day.

where else would you see a giant mobile aluminium fish[maybe a whale] theatre, allowing two whole people to see a performance /

buckets and spades

Donkeys and deckchairs.

Playing in the sand
A big metal dog riding a bike
And of course, that well known traditional seaside food, paella.      yum yum....
In my opinion, mablethorpe is the best seaside in Britain, and you cant beat a perfect day at the seaside... 
But enough of this, lets get on to the stitchy stuff.

This is part of a sleeve of part of a silk blouse that my good friend Mary gave to me to pop into my space dyeing tray at summer school,
 But it wants to be a pocket in my next pocketty book , yes , another book.yes I know I have seven [ or possibly 107]on the go, but whats one more
so I started stitching.

Its coming along quite nicely

adding bits and bobs, just doodling,

Its alright, its quite nice, but I'm a bit bored,  its a bit....    normal, maybe that's alright, I was 54 yesterday so maybe its time to be a grown up and do grown up stuff........


It needs something, it needs,
dangly things...
oh yes, definitely dangly things....

Il be back when Iv finished the dangly things....