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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

working wednesday -almost there!

Every summer these poppies spring up all over the place in the garden, even between paving cracks. That's my kind of gardening! This one is nesteled outside my shed door and I just love the colour of the red against the "Sea Grass" green of the shed.

I am almost there. I have changed the pebbles from the one in my earlier post to these

...and here is a little sneek of the almost finished piece.

Maybe it is the way I work, or the way I structure my day, but I can't believe how long this is taking me and just makes me wonder how those others out there, who turn out one big beautiful piece after another, do it.
Any ideas?

Friday, 24 June 2011

Pebble Progress

Those of you who have been following my "pebble progress" will know that I have done a lot of this.

Over the last week or so I have been doing alot of this.

And a bit more.....

...then I stitched a whole poem onto them.......
 ...and when I had finished.........

 I realised that it just wasn't right!!!!!!

Don't panic, like I did. I think I have got it sorted and apart from being really cheesed off about all the time I have wasted, I am happier with the alternative (which I will show when done!)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bear with.......

Any fans of Miranda out there will understand the title of this post.
I know things have been a bit quiet here but my focus at the moment is on the following;
Helping my daughter get through the last couple of weeks of her G.C.S.E. exams,
Finishing my "In the Spotlight" piece for the Festival of Quilts,
Doing some much needed work in the garden and on the house!

I have got until the end of July to get the FoQ piece finished, but if I just crack on I should be done before then, but in the meantime here are a couple of shots of the inside of my shed.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

working wednesday

It was my Mum's birthday this week. She told me she didn't want a present. She wanted me to make her a cover for a small table of hers. She told me this three days before her birthday. No hurry she said.

I had this ready made cover that she might very well have passed onto me herself at some point.
So I did a bit of this...

..and a bit of that...

...and made this.

The patches and binding are from the "silk" that my husband brought me back from a trip to Thailand. He brought me back metres and metres of it in three different colours. I think they saw him coming as it looks very silky but I haven't heart heart to tell him that is as far as it goes.

Anyway, Mum was happy which is good. I am happy because this arrived in the post today.

I actually BOUGHT myself some fabric.