Thursday, 30 August 2012

Attack on the Quilt in the Attic!

Big apologies for the very poor quality of my mobile phone photographs of late............

Progress Report: I'm already swearing that I'll never make a quilt again!!! But I've gone past the half way point - I've sewn 70 blocks so far leaving 30 to go! I better get in front of that Bernina and get down to some serious stitching ....... Thank goodness for BBC Radio 6 and snacks!!!!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

On Offer Today

On offer from a door step near you!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Alan Again

I think Grayson Perry's latest exhibition of tapestries is over now, but if ever you get a chance, do go along to see his work. Along with his fabric pieces were his ceramics, I couldn't resist taking a pic of his 'Alan Measles' bear on top of one of his vases. Which reminds me - I must finish the Alan Measles tapestry that I picked up at his last show!........

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Lost in Challock

We trundled around Kent in search of a certain village church. After a few wrong turns and false trails we managed to find it, well hidden but worth the effort. Inside were 3 murals from the last century that my other half was very interested in. While he looked at those I searched out the embroideries and found some tapestry kneelers including the above - meeow!!!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Up in the Garret

We're in Rye once again for a summer break. I've found a quiet spot up in the attic where I've set up my sewing machine. I'm working on a log cabin quilt for this very room, so I'm in the ideal place!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Olympic Rings

I love the Olympics - the opening and closing ceremonies, the world getting together, everyone trying their best, the handmade posters and flags, I find it all very uplifting. But I hate the way that the Olympic Rings have become 'untouchable', our natural desire to do our own versions of the world famous flag have been stamped on by the authorities and the 'official sponsors'. Schools, small business and individuals have been deprived of the chance to take part, if only in a small way, in an event that surely is meant for one and all. But here and there if you look closely you see signs of rebellion like this display in a haberdashery shop - Yay! That's the spirit, you can't take those rings away from us!