This is where it all started for me but times change and now all of my blogging takes place over at my
Quilt Routes blog and I hope you will join me over there.

Monday, 30 April 2012


I have decided that I should probably write a disclaimer at the bottom of all of my blog post which says something along the lines of " Please take everything you read here with a pinch of salt!" It seems that no sooner do I say that I am going to do something on this blog than the Universe conspires against me to make it otherwise.

random photo!

So after having written THIS post I now have to hold up my hands and say that I won't be submitting anything to this years Festival of Quilts.
Sketches have been done and fabric has been painted but Life says no and I find that I am not in a position to follow through with it at this time. I won't bore you with the details but sometimes family priorities have to take the lead. I will still be working on the piece/pieces I had planned and who knows... maybe next year or maybe a different show.

another random photo!

I will still be creating, just taking my time and showing acceptance of the situation I find myself in.

Monday, 16 April 2012

for your inspiration...

...and because I have just spent a few days in Portugal...

...and because I have found this.
And there is still time to enter the giveaway here.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Speaking of Books

I hadn't planned this post would be about books (again) but I have finally got around to finishing a journal based on the Remains of the Day ecourse.

The was made by cutting up an Ikea cushion cover that had seen better days and mashing it up with other bits and pieces that I would probably have not used elsewhere on the embellisher.  I added minimal stitching.

The pages are made up with a selection of stuff/emphemera whatever you would like to call it...

...and paper towel pages.
And because I like the fact that I have learnt how to do mosaics here is another one.

...and speaking of books...

...this arrived in the post this week from a very generous blog friend...along with this...

...which is coming to Portugal with me, as that is where I am off next week with 14 old college friends who are all celebrating a special birthday this year. Have a lovely Easter and see you when I get back.