Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A rainy day...

More horrible grey weather today, but we are 'on holiday' at home, so let's enjoy!!  We went out for breakfast and then had a shop.  We had bread and wine in the afternoon and headed home.  Still raining!  Dogs delighted to see us.
 I signed up for a Candlemat swap yesterday, just waiting to be assigned a partner to sew one for.  Made a strip heart cushion cover too...must post the photo! Cup of tea waiting right now, so signing out......

Friday, 24 September 2010

Chicken pin cushion

I have been having a bit of fun making a chicken pin has ended up being larger than I intended but I am happy with the result!  This chicken is definately not 'running'.....looks like he's eaten too much stuffing!

The pictures are a little dark....despite the flash on the camera, it is very dark and rainy here at the moment, so they have not come out as well as they should.

Monday, 20 September 2010

A lovely few days....

Well we have had a very busy few days..on Friday it was our wedding anniversary, so we went out for the day to the seaside! Had a lovely meal at the Castle Inn near Lulworth Cove in Dorset and went for a long walk over the cliffs to Durdle Door - spectacular!  The dogs loved the beach and came home tired and smelly.

One tired dog!

On the weekend we went to the Royal Berkshire Show in Newbury.  It was a cold but sunny day.  There were stalls, demonstrations, tractors, animals, craft and food tents to name a few...

A farrier competition...fascinating to watch

A beautiful owl..look at his eyes!!

Horse and hounds...

We came home to a wonderful welcome from the dogs who had to be left behind (not allowed in the showground) and did a bit of gardening.  Then I ordered some new fabric for my 'shop'..take a peek..

Some brights and some more muted florals......these should be on my website in a few weeks!

Monday, 13 September 2010

A new week ahead...

Well after a busy weekend putting up our new shed in the garden, back to quilting.  I have a japanese inspired quilt on the machine at the moment which should be great fun to freehand.  Still wondering whether to purchase a Statler for the other edge to edge jobs....  I just love freehand stuff..
A quilt I did a few months ago..

I just love receiving quilts with these colours...

It is very grey and cloudy outside today, very autumnal....makes me think of fires and cheese on toast!!  Anyhow, no more rambling, on with the quilting...

Friday, 10 September 2010

Busy, busy, busy....

Well it has been a busy week...and lots of quilts finished and delivered to their homes!  I've also been inspired to try some crochet...haven't done that for years!  So with new instruction book to hand, I have made some flowers.  The first one came out like a woolly blob, but the rest are okay!  I have really enjoyed making them.....

One of the quilts I had to do this week was a lovely baby quilt...very sweet
And I have just received the Bernina attachment for my Curve Master foot which I bought at the FOQ in had to have a go at making some curved blocks
The pups didn't think much of all this business and flopped out on the back of the settee!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Chicken quilt......another block done!

(c) therunningchickenquilting
Had my monthly quilt meeting this weekend and managed to get a little more done for the Chicken quilt that I am designing!  I don't normally work with such bright colours but it is a very happy thing to do!!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Wedding ring quilt completed

At last, I have completed my customers wedding ring quilt....

This afternoon I will be doing a nice easy edge to edge pattern!!