More picnic blankets
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This quilt that I started quite a few years ago is finally finished.
I will show you a proper photo in a couple of weeks time, when it is unfolded and given to a special person, but until then......sshh....not a word .
That special person could see and then the surprise would be spoilt !
Patchwork is starting to take on a bit of a resurgance in my life lately, not that it ever really disappeared, and I do love hand piecing.
This is part of a star that forms a large hexagon.
I have made the stars before using the English Paper Piecing method, but this time I thought I would hand piece using Sarah's example
from Material Obsession 2.
I love her bright quilt with the spots and stripes she has used and it has been fun collecting all the spots and and dots I can lay my hands on !
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I have been appreciating the simple things in life lately...............health, family, friends and loved ones, music...and more music, flowers, mountains, gardens, trees, news of good things happening, the sea, books, art...and of course I could go on and on. I am sure you can all think of a few things yourselves.
An old friend and I were driving home from the funeral of a mutual friend.
Our friend was our age and she had a beautiful family and home, a wonderful busy, joy filled life that she lived to the full, and she was killed in an instant on a quiet stretch of road in the country on a sunny friday afternoon in a horrific car accident.
We were reminded once again how utterly precious life is, and our relationships too.
I had a quiet day to reflect and I finished my jumper.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I sewed a soft fleecy backing on the next one.
Then rolled it up into a little bundle and added some elastic and a button, and now it has become something that is easy to throw onto the back seat of a car, or in the basket of a push bike...