Monday, 26 March 2012

A Little Sewing,,, and not much else!

What a gorgeous weekend we (the UK) have just had! Sunshine all the way!!! I have been working on a little stitchery to go into a cushion cover.

I have yet to sort out the fabrics for the main piece,, but I am going to the Exeter quilt show at Westpoint at the weekend,, so I might just get something then!!
I did have the thought of dying a few old white shirts that I'll never wear again,,

but the green is a bit too blotchy on the finished item. I don't think I stirred the 'cauldron' enough!!!
At the weekend,, DH and I went to West Bay, just outside Bridport in Dorset. What a lovely little place,, a favourite for motorcyclists of all ages.
We walked along the beach in front of the cliff you see in the above picture. Then we walked back along the top of it! Not to bad the other side, but coming down this side,,,,, a little bit scary.

The following pictures' subject was my DH's. I resisted!

DH did treat me to a drink the other week,, I have only ever seen this in pubs'.
Very nice!!!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Not a lot,,,

going on here really! Been busy at work,, come home and fall asleep! Great!!
I have a day off today, so thought I had better update my blog. I have finished my wallhanging for my quilt group.

It was a 'Wallhanging of 16" square, depicting the month that you are given'. My month was May,,, and it is only 15" square,, I cut the main picture and border a little too much! The backing is an orphan block I had.
My friend Jan made a postcard recently, that she was not to happy with,, I love it! What do you think??

She sent it to me!! Thank you Jan!!!
My DH and I were sent some Easter goodies early,,,

I am in the middle of making a cushion cover,, no pictures of work in progress,, but will show it when it is finished.
I had to go to the village on Monday,, and took these pictures,, just because!

If Spring is here, where is the sun??? I am sitting here, wrapped up in a quilt with the fire on. No sun today,, just cloudy, grey skies!!!                              XxX

Monday, 5 March 2012

Lovely Day!

It is a lovely day today in Somerset. Very bright, but breezy. I was going for a long walk,, I got as far as the village and walked back!! I did go a longer way home though!

That horse came straight over to me,,, think he thought I had some munchies for him!

It just happens to be this bloggers birthday today, and I have received some lovely gifts. My DH got me a new watch,, my old one kept losing time,, and it was an automatic. My lovely friend Margaret sent me a beautiful sewing bag with accessories. My pictures don't do it justice, pop over to her blog to see different, better photos.

I have been working on my Hexagon quilt lately, and I have been working on this for 3 years,, mainly at my twice a month quilt group.

 As you can see it is a very scrappy quilt,,, and I will get it finished. At the moment, it is roughly 48" both ways.
One more gift,,,