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A Balmy (or should that be Barmy ??)

BIG The Sewing Place Birthday Wish

is Surfing its way to


Have a Great Day Honey

and a tequila or two on me!!!!

:toast:       <3     :toast:      :flower:       :toast:       <3       :toast:

Ok, Its Tuesday 20th February and I have been up since Meow O'Clock which I mean there has been some poor cat outside our terrace who has been mournfully yowling his way through the wee hours .... all of them!

I sleep with the window open at night come rain or shine as I like to hear the (usually) peace and quiet of the neighbourhood as it sleeps (I heard the first frog of the year the other night; one of the particular bonuses of doing this)

At first I thought it was the Mei, downstairs in the dining room asking for food (as she does sometimes) but the cry didn't quite have the right Siameseness about it and on checking I was right, she was indeed fast asleep in pole position by the fire, so I went back to bed and listened some more ...

I have heard this cat before but never such agonising yowls or for so long ... it literally moaned all night

Its obviously very ill (and judging by the state of the Crapola that so often decorates our lawn some mornings, Im going with that) been injured or extremely distressed and I lay there fuming at his stone deaf S*** Heel owners who refuse to respond to its cries.

It all came to an abrupt halt as another cat (possibly pissed off at having its sleep disturbed too) decided to approach it and a viscous Cat Spat ensued ... By then I had decided that was it and got up...

So Good Morning Peeps, I hope you had a better nights sleep than me and have exciting things to do today!

The Cafe / Its a Sloooow Sunday .....
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:35:35 AM »
Its a sloooow start this morning as Imself is still in bed ..... with a hangover!!!
Ha! serves him right ... Hes been as good as gold this month, not drinking and yesterday slipped off the wagon with a glass of white followed by some gin and 1/2 a bottle of Red!! So how does he think he will feel????

Anyhoo, I'm all on my ownsome ... yet again    >:) ... and found this mini-epi from Frasier.

I saw it a couple of weeks ago whilst I was sewing and nearly ended up .. well, you get the drift ...

so thought I might share it to anyone else out there who needs a slow Sunday pick me up

Funniest 5.35 seconds EVER!

Enjoy!!!!!  :D

The Cafe / Today's BIG TSP's Birthday Wish ...
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:44:18 AM »
Today's BIG

The Sewing Place's  Birthday Wish

goes out to our very own Girl


Ba do boo booooo

:toast:      :flower:      <3       :flower:      :toast:

Have the bestest day Darling !!!!

The Cafe / Vote, Vote, Vote for Events in The Darkside this year .....
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:15:24 AM »
Please don't forget to vote for events within the Darkside this coming year ...

Even if you are a Lightsider who might just want to dip a toe into the Darkside, we would love to know what you would like to join in with ......

So please vote in the poll and we look forward to your forthcoming creations throughout 2018!!!!

Ideas Poll

Today... / Good God has no one started yet??? Happy Valentines Day!!!!
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:55:30 AM »
Where are you all ????

Surely not still snuggled up with your loved one ??? If you are, you are excused!

The rest of you, get up you lazy baggages!!!
Its c..c..c..c..c..cold outside but the sun has put its hat on and provided a suitably romantic sunrise and what looks like a nice sunny day.

I absolutely have to do something with the sewing/art/craft/wardrobe/spare room today (lock it and throw away the key seems a really good idea) as its really starting to upset me!

Its only a small pile of 'stuff' but its on the floor (still ...  :S) and directly in front of the wardrobe so I can't get in ... which means all recently washed clothes are piled up in the laundry basket  .....

Basket ???? (Ok, its a stackable crate from B&Q) ... which further means I cant wash any more clothes as I wont be able to transport said clothes to the tumble ...

I think that's what a Catch 22 is, that small pile of 'stuff'

I'll just have a hot drink to warm me through first and maybe a peek at FB ...

Have good days Peeps!

Welcome to Februarys

Occasional Paper Pieced Block of the Month

A Valentines Heart!!!

Valentines Heart Tut

<3      <3       <3

The Cafe / First of February's BIG TSP Birthday wishes....
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:41:44 AM »
And the

First of February's


The Sewing Place's Birthday Wishes

is hurrying out (well bundled up)

to our lovely Darksider


Have the most fantabulous day Darling!!!!

:toast:                  :cake:               :flower:               :cake:           :toast:

Welcome to The Dark Side / Festival of Quilts 2018 - Tickets Offer
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:48:40 AM »

The Sewing Place is once again going to offer tickets to this years Festival of Quilts at the best price possible by purchasing through the Group Ticket option. This is the most economical way to buy; these prices are even better than the discount offered to competitors at the festival!!!!

You can go on whichever days you please and, as long as we can sell 10 tickets, tickets will cost .....

£12 per adult ticket
and £6 per child

Please add on £1.50 to your order to cover postage and packaging.

If you are interested in taking up this great offer, please pm Iminei.

Welcome to The Dark Side / Festival of Quilts 2018 - Accommodation Offer
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:41:11 AM »

The Sewing Place has reserved 9 rooms at The Premier Inn NEC for the duration of the Festival of Quilts.

The Premier Inn is a 15 minute walk away from the NEC halls, a Free Shuttle bus ride or an even shorter taxi ride.
There are 4 Double rooms available and 5 Twin ... so why not split the cost with a good friend?

Prices vary according to the night of your stay .....

Thursday 9th    .... £78
Friday 10th       .... £71
Saturday 11th   .... £77
Sunday 12th     .... £49

Breakfast is extra at £6.99 for Continental 
or £8.99 for the Full English

and they do offer a
Meal Deal at £24.99;
which comprises a two course evening meal and drink with breakfast the next morning.

This offer will be closed on the 1st August.
If you are interested in taking up this offer please pm Iminei before then.

The Dressmaker premieres ...

Yes, really !!!!

Now we can Oooh and Ahhh at Kate Winslets muscles as she treks up hill and down dale swinging her Singer by her lil finger!

Today... / 2.2.18! Has no-one started today, today ???
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:46:33 AM »
Oh well I guess It has to be me then...

Happy Groundhog Day

and Im thinking I just might watch this excellent film today instead of the usual daytime c***ola that groans on in the background of my day.

Have great days and make sure you give your personal groundhog a lil love today!

Block of the Month 2018 / February's BOM
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:02:03 PM »

Wow!! That was quick!!!

January is done

and we have a super quick, super easy

Star block


February's BOM ....

Perfect for beginners and if you chose the Big Star version,
you get a lorra lorra bang for your buck!

Ive shown two sizes but I imagine theres someone out there who can add Teeny Star to the mix!

As ever, Click on the first picture in the sequence to bring it up to full size
and the destructions will appear on the right!
(If they don't, click on the i icon to make them appear)

There is a dedicated Hall of Fame for your creations
and an exclusive

The Sewing Place Prize Winners Badge

for everyone who completes all of 2018's BOM's

Have Fun!!!

Welcome to The Dark Side / Ideas Pease Darksiders ... The Poll
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:39:34 AM »
So sorry for the dead air recently, I seem to have been quite busy (relatively) and I am, of course, a World Class Procrastinator!

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We have a started a new year of
TSP's Block Of the Month

February's will be released tomorrow ...
with a super easy, quick and simple Block designed to encourage newcomers  :devil:

and a new

The Sewing Places Occasional Paper Pieced Block of the Month
(egged on Inspired by Mme. Cholet, Supergran and Sandra)

And here are some more ideas to (hopefully) Float your Boats .... which will have lots of lovely participants (and pics)

Stitched/Mixed Media Postcard Swap

with an Introductory tut by LeilaMay showing techniques, hints and tips...

This will very much be a mixed media project, textiles, printing, painting, embellishments etc.
on a bi or tri monthly basis (every two or three months)

This would be a swap... sending them to the next participating member on a circular list.
with a different Participant each time choosing the next postcard topic...
Countryside, Seascape, Mythical beast, Flower ????

Project Linus Quilt 

With an overall theme, colour scheme culminating
with an en masse donation at the FOQ
So a July 31st end date.

Mug Rug Angels

A Colour and theme, run over a period of time, (to be decided on)
and donated to TSP peeps (Subscribers only) over the at Lightside

Lets shame those garmenteers into the Darkside!

A TSP Block Swap

Choosing a single block, theme or colour scheme ...
much like the very popular Star block Swap of 2015 (where has the time gone?!)

FOQ TSP Darksider Quilt Entry

We talked about this late last year but it seems to have fizzled out somewhat ...
Do we still want to do this?

Applique Challenge

This could be a BOM....
Or a swap ....
Or both

Mini Quilt Challenge/Swap

Again I would suggest on a bi or tri monthly basis

Cushion Competition

Theme/Colour based with prize

QAYG Sewalongathon

I'll be making a new and simple QAYG quilt which I invite you to follow and hopefully sewalong with me

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I am going to try and fashion a poll;
please vote for anything and everything you fancy seeing (and entering into  :devil: ) in The Darkside!!!

Voting will close at midnight on the 27th February 2018 ... Results on the 28th !!!

Sneaking in under the January deadline ...



The Sewing Place's Birthday Wish

is going out to

The Sewing Place's very own technowhizz


Wishing you the very best day, Darling !

:toast:      :gin:     :cake:      :gin:     :toast:

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