Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Boy oh boy where does time go? Last week I was determined to get stuck in and finish my Strippy log cabin quilt but life keeps getting in the way and reluctantly I have to put it aside. With that said it is coming along (all be it slowly) a real treat and I am so pleased with it. Janet this quilt you have designed is truly lovely and such a delight to make (once I decided on what way I was going to do my appliqué flowers lol).
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Well I am finally back on track with my log cabin quilt and have completed almost half of my appliqué flowers. I have attempted these flowers several times but was just not happy with them. I purchased a new shade of green, fat quarter and varied the types of flowers. At last I am happy with the results hurray. I have set myself a target today to complete 12 of the flower blocks so far I have managed about 6. I have just took a break with a well earned cuppa and a home made cup cake. Yummy even though I do say so myself.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
A lot of the time in France was spent chilling and relaxing, which gave me the perfect opportunity to finish my sewing angel. She was given to me by my friend Janet several years ago. Now she is finished I will frame her and hang her in my sewing room. On Tuesday I took my little man to Liverpool town centre. Whilst in John Lewis haberdashery I spotted the most delightful knitted sheep. Of course I had to have the pattern but the lady behind the counter said she didn't know where it was. I was just about to leave minus the pattern when the knitting demonstrator came in to purchase wool. She told me the patterns were free downloads from the ROWAN web site and recommended what type of wool to use. I bought a ball of the wool (not cheap at £5.70 for a 50g ball)thankfully it only takes one ball and there is quite a bit left over so I might be able to squeeze another one out of it? I started knitting him that night and finished him this morning. His name is Henry because I watched a film called the Sword and the Rose whilst knitting him and one of the characters was Henry VIII so that is how he got his name. Simplesssssssss
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
This was my first visit to France and I thought it was a lovely country. We stayed in a place called E'tables Mer. Being so close to that coast we where never short of a port or two to visit. However, a short drive inland took us deep into rural country side. The scenery was breath taking, with little villages and farms. The middle photo is of the Abbay Maritime de Beauport a 14th century Abbey in a place called Paimpol. The abbey is being restored to its former glory and has under gone a lot of work since being purchased by the French equivalent of the National trust. It here the make cider and all the apples used come from the abbey orchards. I would like to go back to France and visit St Malo as we did not manage to visit this beautiful place. The picture is of the walled city and I took it whilst leaving the port heading back to old Blighty. I was very glad to be home as I missed my family dreadfully but I am thankful that I was given such a wonderful generous gift.