Friday, 26 June 2015

Rising with the sun

I'm not going to complain about the sun rising at 4.30am waking me, and interfering with my sleep,  so I'll embrace the Rising Sun in other ways   ....

you may have seen this on instagram last week.  

Me and my girl spent a happy afternoon making together.  You can read all about it over on the Sizzix Blog, here.

And you can see what we made too!  
Go on take a peak, you know you want to really! 

(update on the dizzies ;  they haven't gone away)

Monday, 15 June 2015

Taking a little time with my scraps

Things took a funny turn (quite literally) when the dizzy spells started, 

so I've not been able to do much at all, in fact some days have been just sit, very still, and do nothing

so having recently got myself a copy of the amazing Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell, I managed to stay upright long enough to make templates...

and then another day, I traced fabrics ....

since I recently moved a row of draws under the longarm, my scraps are now being sorted into said draws by colour, so I'm dipping into the hot red/yellows/pinks draw as well as the cool blues/greens 

and from there I can sit in the chair, and very slowly cut and sew, just a little bit without falling out the chair.
(falling over has been a bit of an issue - no alcohol involved either!)

the thing about scraps is, they have such memories - for instance, that lovely ditsy floral green was first given to me by Terri, and this little piece was snaffled up on a trip to Tikki, London on the very first trip to Fat Quarterly Retreat, with Di

this may end up only being a cushion, but slow and steady (ok, slow and very occasionally) will win the race for me at the moment!) 

I'm linking this post up with Nicky over at Mrs Sew and Sow for Scraptastic Tuesday!
(yes I know its not Tuesday either!)

Friday, 5 June 2015

Catching up with myself

Where to start! 

Its been too long, I'm sorry!

So, there was a BIG birthday, in fact we will be celebrating another big birthday for my youngest this weekend too!

Afternoon tea with friends, thank you Di for a day full of memories

and to Gillian for my amazing patchwork cake!
I was thoroughly spoiled!

including even more cake

and flowers too!

And lots a very lovely generous gifts from so many friends. 

Thank you all!

There was also a BritBee meet up, sadly my camera never came out once!

On the quilty front, oh so much secret sewing has been happening, 

But finally this months issue of Quilt Now Magazine has the Cloud 9 Quilt I quilted for Jacqui of Hantex, way back in January, along with 7 others too! 

Katy has a done a marvelous job of styling the quilt for the magazine, (as always) and its so nice to be able to share this now. 

And some recent fabric acquisitions include this bundle of Cultivate by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.  I have something special planned for these! 
(just sayin'!)

Well, I hope to be back soon, with a catch up on the travels too!