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Practice Makes Perfect…or not!

I’ve been trying to decide how to quilt my Spring Wreath quilt, Andrea (the designer) hand quilted hers with simple diagonal lines but recently she has densely machine quilted other quilts. I didn’t want to hand quilt it and as … Continue reading

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UFO Time

I’ve been trying to have a bit of a sort out at home, including my sewing room. Whilst mooching through boxes I found an embroidery I did years ago, 1988 to be precise, I know that because luckily I embroidered … Continue reading

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Gingerbread and Marzipan

A good month ago I made my Christmas cake, here in the UK a rich fruit cake is traditionally used for celebrations, be it weddings, Christenings or Christmas. I usually make an 8″ one which takes about four hours to … Continue reading

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Little Things Please Little Minds…

Sometimes I find I have little things I want to share with you but they’re not really enough to write a whole post about, so I thought I’d lump three of them together, completely unrelated, a trio of little things… … Continue reading

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A Sewing Room Clock

Do you ever get those days when there’s 101 things you could sew, all those half done projects, but you really don’t fancy sewing those, you want something new you can finish…well that was me on Sunday afternoon! I decided … Continue reading

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Silken Strata Cushion

I’m a bit behind with my posts at the moment, August seems to have been a lot busier than usual with short trips away, family visiting and days out, there’s no sign of life quietening down until mid September if … Continue reading

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Flowers with Friends

A couple of years ago I started a craft club with my Womens Institute, we aim to meet once a month, at the moment there’s just a handful of us so we meet in each others houses. Usually we just … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

This week the photo theme set by Postcard from Gibraltar is Wall Art. I have rather a lot of pictures on my walls, both embroideries I’ve stitched over the years, photographs or pictures I’ve bought or been given. As I … Continue reading

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A trio of Christmas Cakes

I am gradually catching up with my Christmas preparations, cards are written and posted, parcels posted, presents are all bought or made (I think!!) tree is up and I have just got round to decorating the Christmas cakes… Ideally Christmas … Continue reading

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Fold and Stitch Christmas Wreath

Last autumn one of the quilting facebook pages I follow was full of beautiful Christmas wreaths made from a pattern by Poor House Quilts, I thought they were gorgeous but I knew I didn’t have time to start making one … Continue reading

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