Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fab Fabrics

What a brilliant day today was at Friendship Quilter's Fabric Sale by Doughty's.  Got to the sports hall at 8.30 this morning to help set up all the tables for the fabrics, raffle, sales table and refreshments.  In the past we have held this event in a much smaller hall, so we didn't know quite how it was going to go.  We need not have worried!  The hall became packed and the queues for the cutting and purchasing of fabrics was almost out to the doors!!!

Here's a selection of what was there

.....and this is what I bought to make some bags for summer

My friend Angela, who organised it all, loved the label I made her that went around the roses I gave her.

..............til the next time

Friday, April 27, 2012

Label for my Friend

Tonight I made a label for my friend which I attached to a posy of roses.  She runs Friendship Quilters and does so much for us all.  She has organised a fabric sale for tomorrow and I just wanted to say, 'Thank you'

Early start in the morning to start setting up the tables for the fabric sale.  Til the next time.....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Here are some fabric postcards I've made recently.  I just love to make these as they are easy to make and bring pleasure to those who receive them

...I'm off to make some more, so til the next time

Monday, April 23, 2012

Got my Mug Rug from my Swap Partner

Here's my mug rug from my swap parter.  Thank you very much, Cherie, it's lovely.

....til the next time

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mug Rug Swap

My swap partner, Cherie, received the Mug Rug I made for her and here it is along with a fabric postcard I made too

......til the next time

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Second Mini has arrived!

Yay!  The second mini to my swap partner, Marissa, in USA took only 6 days to get to her.....and here it is

.........and I made a fabric postcard from the off cuts from the binding around the mini

......til the next time

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mini Found Its Way Home

Yay, the little mini quilt that got lost in the post has found its way home to my swap partner.  And this is what it looks like.

Because it took so long to get to its destination in USA (about 6 weeks), I really thought that it had got lost, so I made another mini and sent it off last week.  Hopefully that will get there this week.

.........til the next time 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BBC Good Food Show at Bluewater

I had the most brilliant day today at Bluewater.  I went to the BBC Good Food Show and had booked to see Gino D'Acampo.  He was so funny and entertaining.  He cooked two wonderful Italian dishes, gave away some gifts to those of the audience who had helped him and ran over his time slot!  Whilst his back was turned James Martin came on and cleared away his dishes, much to the delight of the audience.

Well I had to buy the book didn't I, and join the queue for Gino to sign it.  Here's a photo of Gino and me at the signing.

I have always loved to watch Gino cook on TV, but I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would ever get to meet him!

......til the next time

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mug Rug Swap

I've just signed up for a Mug Rug swap at Quilting MummaThey are really quick and easy to make, so head over to  Quilting Mumma and sign up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lost in the Post

A lot of hand embroidery on this

Remember this sneak peek of this mini quilt?  .....well 5 weeks later after posting it, my swap partner still hasn't received her mini quilt!!

So....I have made her another one quite different from the first one and posted it off to her today.  Fingers crossed she should receive it in the next 7 days  (I  hope!).  Here's a sneak peek...

Mostly machine pieced and free motion quilting
...........til the next time

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fibre Postcards

I've had two fabulous fibre postcards from the Popular Patchwork Fabric Postcard Swap.

This one from Margaret and the theme was 'Bud Vase'

...and the next one I received yesterday from Fiona.  The theme was '5 Fabrics from the same colour family'

...aren't they just so lovely

.....til the next time