Monday 4 February 2019

Snow stops play

So I was supposed to be teaching In Basingstoke at Purple Stitches this weekend,  all arranged, cat taken care of, car sorted so I got here despite #snowmagedon hitting the south.

and then it all came to a grinding halt,  the snow just kept falling, the traffic came to standstill cars abandoned, it wasn't pretty!

So instead, my classes were cancelled, there has been some work going on in the background 

some of this ...

and snuggling under for some of this ...

Maybe by the end of the week I will be ready to do some more quilting on the Amazing Grace quilt when I get home and can fit it in.  

til next time!

Sunday 3 February 2019

Siblings Together Block Drive - February

The February block drive kicks off with stacked coins blocks.

Ideally choose one colour range to and get yourself 5 strips 2 1/2" x wof if each strip.
Arrange your strips so the colour is graduated light to dark as above. 
Sew strips together press all seams in one direction. 

Subcut the strip set into 10 1/2" squares ( you will yield 4 blocks)

If you are working from scrps you will need 5 - 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips to make one block. 

Blocks should be sent to Viv at : 
Purple Stitches
Unit 14, Hassocks Workshops,
Stroudley Road
RG24 8UQ

Please share your blocks on social media Instagram and tag Viv and I in your post.  Remember to use the hashtags #Siblingstogether  #100quiltsforsiblingstogether2019 #miniquiltblockdrive

Thank you for helping with this charity quilt drive it really makes a huge difference to the kids and young adults who receive the quilts at the camps run by the charity.

If you make absolutely loads and would like to make a quilt contact either Viv or myself and we will email the details of the quilts we plan to make with the blocks.  

Happy Quilting! 
Til next time!

Saturday 2 February 2019

Well Hello Strangers!

So yes its been a while since my last post  lets update you on a few things.

Longarm Quilting Service - if you were not aware I have a longarming business, welcome to my world!

If you would like to know more please contact me so I can give you all the details and we can discuss your requirements.

I have updated my teaching Schedule for upcoming classes and workshops. See the separate tab above for details.

I am currently working on a website that will cover all these details, so I can get back to using a blog, as well as my Instagram account.

This year I will be working on releasing some of my patchwork patterns as well as some quilting design patterns.  Exciting times!

In other news,  Lilly continues to fill my life with such joy and this little monster has taken up residence in the house creating chaos and calm in equal measure.

So that's me up to date! 

How are you you all doing  Are you still out there?

So to keep a certain Mini Archie happy, I can confirm I have been furtling along all this time, making things I can't share quilting other peoples quilts, and generally being far more productive this year.  
Hopefully, and I stress it is just a hope, I will get on here more often to keep you all in the loop about what this Longarmed Lady really is up to while she is down with the faries at the bottom of the garden in her shed! 

And I may have a few tea cakes popped in the cupboard for emergencies of the MA kind!  I've linked up to the monthly Furtle MA!

Saturday 16 January 2016

And the winner is ....

With the best intentions to post last week, sorry for the delay ...

so the winner of the Diary and cover is ...

Archie the wonder dog said...
Happy New Year! I love this diary cover and have never had a 'proper' diary - maybe now's the time to start?!

Congratulations Helen!    Email me your address and I'll get this in the post to you on Monday :)

Thank you everyone for taking part, I really appreciate your support for my blog posts.

Finish Along 2016

Last year was busy, but this year I want to be a little kinder to myself with some me time sewing, work smarter not harder.   Maybe finish a few more of my own things too.

So I'm joining in with the Finish Along this year, with intentions of blogging more than once a month!

So here is my declaration of intention for 2016 Quarter One

#1  Table runner, just needs the binding stitching down.

#2  Brit Bee Birthday quilt, shamefully, finish binding and label.

#3  Brit Bee Round 3 quilt, add another border quilt and bind.
#4  Big Melons quilt,  quilt and bind.

#5  Turn this pile of fabrics bought just before Christmas into a gift for a friend.

#6  Raspberry Kiss blocks, make more and turn into a quilt for Siblings Together.

I think that will do nicely for this quarter, some more achievable than others, but whats life without a challenge eh?

Linking up over on Nicky's blog.

Monday 4 January 2016

Lets start off with a giveaway

There's always plenty of makes going on round these parts, and I can't keep them all myself, 
so I decided, because I already had a diary, ( having bought on a bit of panic moment, then found the one I really like) I'm giving away a 2016, A5 day to page diary along with a cover I made as part of the Sizzix blog.  

Free to a good home!  
(pen NOT included)

So to win this, please leave a comment on the blog, limited to UK readers only, sorry to everyone else around the world.  

This Giveaway is now CLOSED

I will choose a winner with Mr RNG Friday 8 January 2016.

Good Luck!

Sunday 3 January 2016

saying farewell to 2015

It was a busy year, with much excitement and travel and many changes along the way, some welcome, others not so. 

to celebrate my makes and realize just how busy it was, the obligatory mosaics make a happy reminder of just how much I achieved.

There are a few things missing, a bag, the many cakes and bakes, and the lesser spotted allotment makes.

And then there were the Sizzix makes ,,, some you've seen others you didn't.

Add in all the quilts and projects I made for Nel, and the 100 or so customer quilts, its fair to say its been quite a year!

I'm looking forward with optimism that 2016 will be as busy, creative, productive and a happy one. 

Happy New Year!