Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Quilting On The Go

I had a lovely time making my first project from Quilting on the Go.

The photo doesn't do the colours justice, I'm not sure what to make next, probably the Small Pouch. 
I will start, after I've done a little necessary shopping for food, this evening. 
The weather has been good enough for me to be busy at the allotment and in the garden. The pretty aquilegias are almost over but the foxgloves are beginning to look amazing. I will try and get some decent photos tomorrow.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

June Get Your Hex On

I posted off Chelsie's June block this lunch time, on the way to my allotment.  The weather was hot, so the digging was hard going. At least I remembered to take a cold drink with me. My tomatoes and peppers are doing really well, I must try and get a photo tomorrow.
Back to the June block, Chelsie wanted low volume octagons with white squares.  I discovered I don't have much in low volume, perhaps I need to stock up!!!
These were interesting to join and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.  
Now it's posted I can read my new book,  Quilting On the Go, by Jessica Alexandrakis.
I think I might start with the pretty little pincushion.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Christmas QAL

Oh for a few more hours in a day.  I have been to the allotment and dug, taken a load of rubbish to the tip, manned the allotment stall at the local fete, collected washing from my son and family ( they were ill before starting their holiday) come home cooked tea, watered the tubs and green house and now hopefully a little sewing, whilst watching Mr Suchet as Poirot.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Where did May go?

I must try and post on my blog each week.  I had such good intentions. I have been busy at my allotment and in the garden, after the grotty spring. I still have a lot of digging to do.
I haven't done any machining and no paper piecing in May.
I did get my butterfly for the Get your Hex finished and posted off.

I also managed a little hexy making whilst on holiday in Northumberland.  The colours are not true in this photo. 

We had a wonderful time as usual, lovely days out in Alnwick gardens and Howick Arboretum.
Plus lots of bird watching on the coast .  We also spent time just watching the waves and the tide rising and falling.
We were lucky this time and saw 5 herons at Howick, they were fishing and nest building. There was also  a seal in the coquet estuary.