Friday, 15 April 2011

Gina's Challenge

On Wednesday I went to the monthly meeting of Spectrum. I nearly didn't go after everything that's been going on as I really wasn't looking forward to the drive, but I'm glad I made the effort.

Gina has decided to set us a monthly challenge.

First mark out a 4" square.

Then paint it red and wait for it to dry, but where do you put it when you don't want anyone else to go near it?

Problem solved, put it on a piece of baking paper (well what else do you use baking paper for) and just dump it on your sewing table along with the rest of your stuff!

Here's a piccie of the cards we have received and a beautiful orchid.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

We're In !!!!!

At last. We had a very busy weekend moving the shop. A lot of very kind people gave up their Sunday to help us and we wouldn't have managed without them. So thank you all we are very grateful.

Here are a few pictures of the new place, there will be more to follow. Ladies were queing outside on opening day which was exciting. We have had a lot of kind wishes, cards and pressies from customers It's been lovely to have so many people popping in.

These are the goody bags we gave out, all the ladies loved the little bags.

This is the first wonky log cabin block and I'm very pleased with it. It wasn't as easy to do as I thought it would be it takes a lot of concentration. Anyway must get on with some more and a challenge set by Gina which I will tell you more about in another post.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Apple cake for social stitching today, very nice with a cup of tea.

Iv'e finished the necklace and I'm very pleased with it. I'm not sure whether I should put some sort of backing on it, maybe felt, it just feels a little scratchy.

Our new sign is up and looking good.

As for the rest of it.........well lets just say it's work in progress.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Lots Of Pictures

We had a great time in Wales last week and really didn't want to come back. I don't think we realised how tired we were, the rest was very welcome and we slept a lot.

Don't the Lambs look cute. I didn't take any mint sauce.

The lovely scenery even on a cloudy day.

Pictures of the resevoir, the water was so still like a large mirror.

A disused lead mine.

This picture should have been further up before the pictures of the resevoir but it's got jumbled up and I'm not even going to attempt to move it.

This picture was just because, it looks interesting and full of texture, Neil wasn't convinced but never mind.

More paper play, not the best picture though. This is roughly how the blocks will be but I haven't decided how they are going to hang. I can't decided whether I should sew them together so they hang in three rows or have them hanging in three rows but join the blocks with tabs. Something to ponder.

We've got a very busy week and even busier weekend ahead of us moving the shop but so far everything is going well. I will update you later in the week.