Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Hello friends I feel the season changing do you? My early morning walk now starts in the pitch black and I have had to call it a night at 8pm for my hand quilting. Only to start on my machine work. I love autumn it's my favourite season, all those wonderful colours, the smell of the log burner and the expectation of Christmas. One of my favourite things to do in autumn is get a few craft and handmade fairs under my belt. This year in particular I want to get out there and meet up with like minded people. But there is a problem, with me moving to Guernsey I have no local contacts to swap info with about up and coming fairs. So I thought I would try reaching out through my blog. If you know of any fairs or crafty people on guernsey please let me know. Happy Wednesday.
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Hi friends I am so excited to show you my quilt progress. About 10 days ago I finished my double irish chain and have started slowly but surely to quilt it. Now this quilt is quite a size measuring about 80" x 80" and the prospect of trying to machine quilt it made by back ache just at the thought. So I am going to hand quilt it. It will be a labour of love and I think should take at least 1 year to 18 months if I spend at least 1 hour on it everyday. It will give me the opportunity to work on my hand quilting and get my technique much better. I will also be using feathers, lots of feathers which I loooooove. Here are a few pics of what I have worked so far. I am going to be using a cross hatch on my squares and feather wreaths in my free blocks and a double feather on my borders. Hope you like it.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
This week has been a bit of a blur. The schools are back here and I have had all the emotions that go with sending your children back. My eldest has started High School and I have felt quite strange about it all week. I better get used to feeling all mixed up because we have some big changes to come over the next few weeks. My husband has been offered a once in a life time opportunity of working in Guernsey ( one of the Channel Islands) and we are going to be heading down south shortly. I have loved living in Perthshire and I have known nothing but Scotland all my life I have only been abroad 3 times. Do you think my accent will go down well? I am going to have to talk a bit more slowly. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. I think Island life will suit us and be great for the children, lots of beautiful beaches and tasty local food but leaving Scotland does hurt I have to admit. Wish me well I have so much to organise and so much to do. Happy weekend
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
So today I am taking a big deep breath and showing you my irish chain progress. Please be gentle with me. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I loooooooooooooooooove it to bits I have been working on this quilt top for what seem an eternity, grabbing a 1/2 hour here and there in between orders. I have completed 63 blocks and have 18 left to do plus adding an outside border but I feel as if I'm nearly there. I have butterflies in my tummy just thinking about quilting it I can't wait. I said all along that I was going to take my time on this one no rushing and I have kept a slow steady pace. Hopefully I will have the completed top to show you all in the not too distant future. Happy Tuesday.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Is it August already? I can't quite get my head around that. The summer weather has been so poor that it just doesn't feel like we have had much of a recharge. I have some exciting news which I will save for a little later sorry I'm just not ready to spill the beans yet. So I thought I would show you some of the sewing I have been getting through. This is only a very small sample my order book is stuffed to bursting at the mo.