Sunday, June 8, 2014

Holidays in Switzerland and Catchup

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted on here.  I'm engrossed on a course with Distant Stitch, Creative Sketchbooks that time has simply flown by.  I'm really enjoying messing about with paint and paper.

Another distraction is holidays in Switzerland on the Glacier and Bernina Express.  The temperatures ranged from -2 to +30.  The scenery was stunning......from frozen lakes, to alpine flowers, to majestic mountains.  It was amazing.

Frozen lake just beginning to thaw

On the way home we went via Cologne in Germany


The Lock Bridge in Cologne

The bridge in Cologne is amazing.  There are hundreds if not thousands of locks that have been put there by members of the public.  Each one has a sentiment on it.  I've never seen anything like it!


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

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Year, New Things to do

Well, I've started this year with some new things that I've made.  The ATC swap with Popular Patchwork started the year with Toys.  I remember when I was a child that it was the simple things that I liked to play with and one of these things was a spinning top...

.........and I finished Charlie's quilt
Here's another challenge quilt that I've finally got back. 
.........til the next time.....keep quilting


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Transforming Lives through Music

Yesterday I went to London to visit a charity very close to my heart.  It is called The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and they do amazing work transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music.

They provide over 50,000 music therapy sessions a year to thousands of children and adults.  Watch Ed's video to see how music has helped him.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Long time away

It's been ages since I've posted something on here.  Life has been getting in the way as it does for all of us.  I've still been sewing and keeping very busy with deadlines.  Two years ago I entered a challenge with the Quilters' Guild.  We did a swap of a metres worth of our own stash and swapped it with stash from our quilting friends in Germany.  The challenge was to make a skinny wall hanging using the stash given to you and adding some of your own. 60 were to be selected from the 101 submitted.  I was gobsmacked when mine was one of them!  It went to Germany for a while; came back to Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts; went to Italy for another while; then to Bavaria and eventually it came back to the UK this year.  This is what I submitted


I've been making ATC's for swaps too

................'till the next time, keep quilting

Friday, June 21, 2013

An Inspirational Exhibition

I've been without a computer for two weeks, but now I'm back and a very happy bunny!

I had a lovely day in London yesterday.  I went to the Fashion and Textile Museum to see the Kaffe Fassett Exhibition.

It was amazing! It began with photos of his family and when he was small, going on to his paintings, tapestry, knitting and quilts until the present.  I really enjoyed it.

It's on 'til the 29th June.  Do go and see it if you can.

.....'til the next time, keep quilting

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fibre Postcards & ATC Catchup

Time to catchup with the fibre postcards and ATC's I've been making.  The birthday card and memory ATC for my friends in Austria...............

A little bit of Clarice Cliff for the postcard

...........and an ATC in memory of baby Klausi.

The last Popular Patchwork postcard swap theme was Africa which I had previously mentioned, but I hadn't put up the card I had made for Katy.  So here it is...............

..............and the Popular Patchwork ATC swap theme was the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear.  My inspiration came from the last verse, 'And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon'.

..............'til the next time, happy quilting