Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Something Soft And New

I've started quilting the border on my quilt, so far it's looking good. I hope you can see the quilting on the pictures. This is the back.

And the front.

This is the something soft and new. It is hand dyed wool from Blue Faced Leicester sheep and it comes from Wales. It has taken a year to get this in the shop but it was definitely worth the wait. It is sooooo tactile we can't help but scrunch it up.

Steph is still not well she really is suffering with those headaches. She is back at the doctors on Thursday as they now want to do a specific blood test to check on a blood vessel that runs down the side of the skull and she has got to have an E.C.G.

And as is if that wasn't enough yesterday she went to the dentist for a check up and ended up having a wisdom tooth out. She was so brave I really don't know how she got through it. I'm keeping as close an eye on her as I can but I wish she would come and stay with us I don't like the idea of her being on her own. I'm so looking forward to Nick coming home.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

It's Worrying

Chicken and Mushroom Risotto for last nights tea. Made by me without a recipe and it was lovely. Is this the start of the slippery slope?

The bottom of my shoe. I thought it was a very nice pattern and I'm sure I will be able to do some work in my sketchbook (when I find it) using this pattern. 

Iv'e decided to go curvy on the border. I think it will look vey nice once it's stitched and the blue pen has been washed away. Barbara made the templates for me , she is our template queen and will spend hours making the right one. Hopefully today I wiil finish marking it up and you never know I might get some stitching done.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Yum Yum

Spicy Pumpkin Muffins for afternoon tea.

This is the Quilt-a-Long quilt I made a little while ago. Last week I started quilting and I'm very pleased with it so far.

This is the back, I thought you might be able to see the quilting a bit better. All I've done is stitch a quarter of an inch either side of the seam. I would like to be a little bit more adventurous on the border but I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions?

Thursday, 3 February 2011


I can't believe how quickly time passes by. It has been such a long time since my last post and so much has happened. Christmas and New Year have been and gone, I hope you all had a great time. We have been very busy in the shop and are working on exciting new plans for the year ahead including lots of courses.

Sparky has been poorly again, he has had an eye infection which led to an ulcer on his eye but luckily that responded to topical treatment and didn't need surgery just numerous visits to the vets.

Nick has gone to the Falkland Islands and isn't due back until April. We thought he may have to come back last week as Steph has been quite poorly. So there has also been visits to Peterborough and Stamford hospitals and doctors.

The biggest news of all came from Anthony when he announced that we are going to be grandparents. Baby is due sometime in September.

And I had a birthday so another year older!

These are some of the pressies I received. Pam made me a Scissor, Rotary Cutter and Odds and Sods case. 

This is a Sewing Case also made by Pam.

And this is a Jewellery Roll made by Barbara. This little jewellery roll is very very special, Barbara really hates putting in zips and apparentley she wasted a lot of fabric with all the attempts in doing so. I am very grateful and it will be used.

This is a little snap shot of some christmas presents that I've made ready for this year. I know it's a bit early but I was in such a mess last year because I ran out of time that I made a New Years Resolution this year (something I have never done before) and it was not to be in a mess this christmas. Well thats the idea we shall just have to wait and see.

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