Monday, 30 September 2013

Quietly Quilting Q... never mind. Quilting!

I'm holding a three week introduction to quilting course at Hobbycraft, Carlisle, and I needed to make a project sampler for it, so I've sat and done that this afternoon :) The above/attached (depending on how my Blogger app behaves today!) image is what I've stitched up today from scratch, by hand only. I really like the contrast, and the general design, but I feel it needs something else. I plan to add to it as I teach my students how to embellish and finish off their panel in week three :)

What do you think?

I think this type of panel, with the contrasting edging colour, would make a great, bold design for a bed cover :)

Sunday, 29 September 2013


I have been set a challenge - to blog every day in October, and I do love a challenge :)

So, I henceforth promise that every day in October, you'll be updated with whatever creative (or otherwise!) happenings in my day-to-day life :) There'll be, I hope, a couple of give-aways, and lots of inspiration!
Keep your eyes peeled! But not really, because you'll need them for the blogfest. :)


Monday, 9 September 2013

Embroidery, ahoy!

I've been working on this piece of embroidery inspired by a tattoo I did recently - what do you think? I'm really pleased with it so far :)

I'm holding an 'Embroidery for Beginners' class on Wednesday evening at Hobbycraft, Carlisle from 6-7:30pm, I can't wait :)