Friday, September 25, 2009

Lovely Morning

Been lucky enough to enjoy the last of the warm sunny mornings with a fresh cup of coffee and a magazine on the patio.  Oooh I just love some of the ideas in this magazine.

Until next time...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Whig Rose Progress

This summer I've been really enjoying the hand appliqué on this project.  The original pattern had flying geese between the blocks, but somehow that seemed too busy for my liking, so I have sewn the 4 blocks together and will use quilting to merge them as one.  I want to add more to this to make it bigger, but the exact plan hasn't come to me yet :o)

Until next time...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday...

It was my first attempt to grow tomatoes this year...and I was hoping for 1 tasty tomato... :o)

Until next time...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A good day out...

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of getting together with like minded friends and talk quilting :o)  It was our Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters meeting and this time we had the owner of Threads and Patches, Sally White as our speaker.  It was a very enjoyable day out and I came home refreashed and full of ideas.  To see more pictures click here.

One of our ladies, Brenda, has started an appeal for quilts for our injured men and women that are coming home from Afghanistan.  Brenda ideally is looking for quilts that are 60" x 72" and that would be masculine in taste, but is also looking for donations of old shirts as they lend themselves to simple designs.   If you are in the Midlands area and want more information on how to help...let me know and I'll put you in touch with Brenda.

Until next time...

Monday, September 21, 2009

45 minutes is all you need...Kaffe Fassett Interview

In the latest Quiltmania in the letter from the editor there is a web address to a 45 minute interview with Kaffe Fassett which was done by Danish Television. I really enjoyed watching it and hearing about his interpretation of colour. Go grab a cup of tea and sit back...I think you will enjoy it too. Click HERE

P.S. I wish I could put my own picture of Kaffe Fassett, but as I have never met him, I couldn't. The picture is thanks to Knitgirl on Flickr

Until next time...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't you take pictures from the dentist office?

This may not be of interest to anyone, but I just couldn't resist snapping a couple of pictures while I was in the dentist's waiting room of the architecture of the next building.  I have no idea how old the building is, but I'm always amazed at the detail and every time I visit the dentist I think I'd really like to take a picture of that.  ...besides no one was there and it passed a bit of time :o)

Until next time...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Paint in Motion

One of the best times to take pictures of your children is when they are having fun and are completely absorbed in their activity.  I snapped these pictures when my daughter was painting using no flash and only the light from the desk lamp.  The ISO is bumped right up (1600) but I love the natural feel of the pictures.

Until next time...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jam and Jerusalem

Last Sunday my family and I visited a quintessentially English end of summer fair.  It was just like stepping back in time where all the neighbours came together to sell jam and cakes and the children raced rubber ducks down the creek. 

There always seems to be owls at these things...isn't this little one sweet?

The air was full of music from an old fashion organ grinder to the accordion from the Morris dancing.

These 2 pups were awaiting judgement for their performance in a dog show.

And I think this calf was as intrigued by the lady and the big black camera as the lady with the camera was of him! :o)
Until next time...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Country Club Quilt Progress #4

As you can see I've got the next series of blocks together for the Country Club Quilt.  Now it is plain to see that it is looking a little different from the pattern because I forgot to reverse the pattern before tracing it on to the heat and bond and as a result I've reversed the block rather than starting again.

So here's my question to you...would you try and reverse the patterns for future blocks or would you proceed as I have here and continued to make the odd reversed block.  The patterns in the book aren't reversed for you and I'm not quite sure the best way to reverse them...  As the pattern is so rustic and country...will anyone other than you and I know it should be any other way?

Until next time...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Country Club Quilt Progress #3

Looky looky...I've been working on my Country Club Quilt!

Did any of you happen to see the size of those flying geese!!  The ruler doesn't lie!  That's a cut size of 2".  I must admit I was panicing a bit when I saw that...

But it all worked out in the end.

What next...well the next block, of course...though I made a little mistake...can you spot it?

I forgot to reverse the applique patterns and as a result everything is pointing in the wrong direction!  It will be more obvious in the rest of the block...oops... ;op

Until next time...

Thursday, September 03, 2009

More pictures from Food Festival...

This is purely a picture post...just some of the things I saw at the food festival.

Until next time...

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Food Festival and Pictures...

This past Monday, I went along to Holdenby House in Northamptonshire to visit a Food Festival they were hosting.  I had never been there before so it was a nice excuse to get out, take some pictures, try some food and visit the grounds.  Holdenby House has a falconry and we were fortunate enough to see both the morning and afternoon falconry displays. 

The DD2 found out that her arms didn't quite stretch to fit the wingspan of a Kite!

I just loved this stall of blue and white china...but was I very good and didn't buy anything.

Until next time...