Saturday, 29 September 2012

Edging Towards The Finish

The last step to finishing was to edge the quilt, wasn't sure at first what to use but then of course realised that it had to be denim!

OMG!!! I've finished it....YAY!!!!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Nearly There!

        I stitched all the blocks together....

then added the borders..............

Just a few buttons to sew on......

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Patch It Up

I'm determined to finish the quilt that I've been working on all year this week! I over-estimated how many logcabin blocks I'd need to piece together, mainly because I used a narrower seam than I'd planned thus making the blocks much bigger, so instead of 100 blocks, I've made up 80 blocks and will have striped borders at the top and bottom edges to add a little bit of extra length.

These pictures show the border that I'll be using...

Friday, 21 September 2012

New York, New York!!!

Just back from a week long visit to New York. As always we packed in loads of sight seeing, art exhibitions and caught up with friends. The main reason for the trip was for the other half's show at the Sohotel Art Space which as always was fabulous - well done that man! I will be posting more photos of our adventures in the very near future as I gradually get back into my routine, which is going to involve more walking! We walked across two bridges this visit, the Williamsburgh and the Manhattan added to the Brooklyn Bridge we moseyed across a few years back. Wherever I go on my travels I always try to seek out haberdashery/ wool shops. This time I made a beeline for a shop called Purl Soho which satisfied all of my fabric and wool stroking tendencies as well as bombarding my eyes with a multitude of gorgeous colours and prints - ahhh bliss! I think I better go and lie down now, feeling woosey.......

Friday, 7 September 2012

I'm Nowt Without My Snout!

I was quite happy with my latest long legged bear design but thought that maybe a snout might give it more of a 'bear' look. It took a few attempts, but I think I'm nearly there now....have a lovely weekend!!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Stamp Happy!

I had such a good time this morning. I was playing like a child with this great printing set! I re-cut my old bear head out of a rubber and arranged some tiny little rubber letters to create a new stamp for my goods.....

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Happy in Hastings!

Our summer holiday finally came to an end at the weekend. Me and the other half spent an afternoon in Hastings looking at shops old and new. I always like to pop into 'Made In Hastings' where I couldn't resist taking a photo of this cute kitten on a tambourine by artist Claire Fletcher. I also bought a lovely pair of soft and warm socks in preparation for cooler days in my studio!

We'd been looking forward to a very special treat of lunch at 'Hendy's Home Store' and we were not in the least bit disappointed! We both tucked into this delicious sea bass cooked by supremo chef Alastair Hendy. The whole experience was delightful - from wandering through the home store which is full of useful but pleasing to the eye utilitarian household items all arranged beautifully in a setting that takes you back to another time to sharing delicious freshly cooked food .....tucked away at the back of the shop. We're hoping to go back in winter time when they'll have open peat burning fires!

And much later that evening our youngest daughter cooked  - a scrumptious Thai green curry for us! (we had to have a small plates because we were still full from our lunch!). What a great day!