Friday, 31 May 2013

My Double Irish chain is Done !!!!!!!!

Hello my lovelies how are you all today?  I have an extra skip in my step as at looooooong last my double irish chain quilt is complete.  I can tell you there were times I thought I would never get her finished but here she is ( photo overload coming up) The hand quilting has been an absolute joy I love feathers can you tell?  Anyway without any more waffling here she is.

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Start of a New Best Friend

Today I had the urge to start a new quilt.  My big double Irish Chain has only around 50 hours of hand quilting left and I don't like the idea of not having a quilt to hand quilt. There is something about the whole process that make me feel like me.  I share my thoughts and feelings with my quilts one block at a time.  I quilt in the quiet hours and the busy noisy ones and I feel a stronger connection to my family.  I pour my love for them into each stitch.  I think about the future and the past I allow myself to indulge in thinking in a way that I never do else where in my life .  If you have not given hand quilting a go I hope you also get an urge one day.
Happy Friday.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Summer Time Stitching

The warm weather has arrived in Guernsey over the weekend and I am loving it.  I don't know if it will last, lets cross fingers.  I had to have a project that I can take with me when we head to the beach or when I am hanging around at athletics or music lessons so I thought that a grandmothers flower garden quilt would be a great choice.  It will be stitched completely by hand so I am guessing it will take in the region of 1000 - 1500 hours but who is counting.  What Summer projects are you working on?

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Feeling Sleeping

Happy bank holiday weekend everyone. After seeing some photos of my fellow sewing bloggers gardens this week I am grateful that Spring is well and truly arrived in Guernsey ( thank goodness for that) My days are punctuated with walking miles and miles with Sammy through the quiet lanes of St Martins and his favourite along the coastal paths.  It really is better on foot, I feel as though I am getting a bit more settled .  The hedges are full of activity from birds and butterflies, lots of bees buzzing and yesterday I saw my first ladybird of the year on my way to pick up the kids from school.  I am loving the fresh air.  Along with all the walking I have been sewing like crazy, my candle is burning at both ends with late nights and a 5 am start I am feeling very sleepy or maybe it has something to do with making scores of these little patchwork lavender pillows?  They are pretty don't you think  and perfect little gifts for someone special.
Must go and have a wee nap now.
Happy weekend.