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Today... / Thursday 18th January
« on: Yesterday at 06:07:59 »
Morning Folks.. very windy here I was woken by our very old house creaking and rattling and all the doors banging so down here for a cuppa... I suppose an early start means I will get more done today  -<

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Current Projects / Bees Honeycomb Dreams
« on: January 15, 2018, 15:46:52 PM »
Currently cutting out a bee quilt using these fabrics I plan to make it up in Imi's Honeycomb Dreams Quilt Pattern which was a BOM from last year the bow tie block I think.. I don't plan to start stitching until after the operation  :ninja:

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Today... / Monday the 8th of January
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:12:46 AM »
A sorting out day I think I have a little Liberty  dress to finish then it's clearing the decks to leave thing tidy  ..have a good day folks

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Hand Sewn / The cross stitch garden
« on: January 07, 2018, 19:57:40 PM »
I bought this book recently as I love the designs  https://www.johnlewis.com/search-press-the-cross-stitch-garden-book-by-kazuko-aoki/p3260044?sku=236962341&s_kwcid=2dx92700027447585353&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=Cj0KCQiAp8fSBRCUARIsABPL6JZAS4CoaKOJChtxqIiovlZO6RsJqvufCUUru_UI4ROJZW5rwHC-hkgaArp7EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
 I'm a complete beginner at this but I don't let things like that stop me.. I have looked through the book and I understand it I think ..... all except this... in the thread squares 422 and 610 there is a thicker line along the edge of the square boxes does this mean something..  :\  any advice much appreciated

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Fun with Fabric / 30 minutes in Immanuels
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:12:56 AM »
some photos of the haul from Immanuels on Tuesday
I have tried to resize these in a different way so hopefully this works I may have to edit!!


yay it worked
 Pic I left to right     a wool look knit 2.5 metres £3  5 x 1m pieces of Rose and Hubble sample linen look cotton £2.50 each
Pic 2   3 plain cotton poplin 2m each 2 floral and 1 bike all Rose and Hubble all £2.50 a metre 1 m grey fleece didn't ask price and 1 piece of tartan fleece from the  £1 a metre room
First 3 plain upholstery weight cottons £1 a metre  patterned curtain weight  2 samples at 50p each and the stripe is a £1 metre ...

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The Cafe / Bit of an odd 24 hours here
« on: January 03, 2018, 21:17:22 PM »
Bit of an odd 24 hours here.. got home from Hebden Bridge at 4.30pm yesterday after coming home a day early.  DD said I had missed a call from the hospital.. I had some tests in mid December. Rang back and spoke to the Nurse and was booked into have a MRI at 11.am..Woke up this morning to discover our drive was blocked by a fallen tree DH managed to clear a path with the chain saw and we made the appointment on time.. although  I discovered a piece of twig on the hospital floor when I changed  :S
then popped up to see the consultant .. her operation had been cancelled.. so now I await the verdict next week.. Hysterectomy definitely.. just where and when to be decided.. all a bit of a whirlwind  really...strict instructions no hauling round rolls of fabric so enforced break from work. I'm just extremely lucky I'm self employed and not the main breadwinner in this house .

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and some other stuff... that I will not buy ..must not buy.. ok all right I'll just have a look  :loveit:

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The Cafe / things have moved on since I was little....( warning Ear worm)
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:40:39 AM »
when I was young we had Listen with Mother ... DD showed me this yesterday
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05N2jqFHc8
Enjoy :D :D :D

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Current Projects / going off on a Liberty tangent...
« on: November 29, 2017, 13:55:38 PM »
So I decided I would like to make a Hexie quilt using my Liberty scraps.. I have quite a few and I bought some scraps from Standfast and Barracks when I went up there.. the plan grew and I bought some bits from eBay and I ended up with over a thousand all ready to stitch together but no actual plan of design I knew I didn't want anything formal or traditional and started wandering round the internet looking for ideas..... its then that I went off at a tangent  I had cut some 2.5"  squares from 3" squares to make my hexies and I kept the scraps I had other oblongs and so the idea grew to use them for a ticker tape quilt so while the hexies sit in there box the tickertape liberty quilt is well into production  :S

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In the wardrobe / Needed a dress for tomorrow
« on: November 10, 2017, 21:20:01 PM »
A quick  dress made from a jersey bought from the rag market earlier in the year.. I think its a 'Liberty' as did DF  who made a lovely wrap dress from hers ... just tried to find a link to it on her blog but no luck  .........................
pleased with it .. based on an old Mantary top which I chopped up for the pattern added about 50cm length and added a cowl neck

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Today... / Friday the 10th.. where did that week go
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:13:01 AM »
Today's tasks include cleaning and cooking My brother is coming for supper this evening .. he is travelling over from Malvern to collect his DD who is doing work experience at Addenbrokes..  they will stay overnight before travelling down to see SiL's Father in London .. also have to finish a quick frock for a 60th Birthday lunch tomorrow 
Have a good day folks

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Today... / Tuesday 1st November ( sorry Wednesday )
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:22:49 AM »
Up early this morning as the boiler man is booked in for 8am.. :S Aga turned out as well as he does that service at the same time. Nice chap who turns up every year on the same date.. only problem is it doesn't seem like a year since he was here.. then a quick trip to town for a few bits for DD's birthday she's 30 tomorrow gulp
Have a good day folks


Edited to add
Expensive morning... New pump for the boiler ... and the Aga is struggling to heat up lets hope he doesn't have to come back

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Welcome to The Dark Side / Any Tips please
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:16:39 AM »
I'm making a Juxtapostion quilt for DD http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-throws/juxtaposition
I have never quilted something so closely before ....I'm pressing well  pining and spray sticking ... any other tips
( face fabrics are all batiks batting is cotton I think and backing is a quilting cotton)

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