Sunday, 25 February 2018

Classic meets modern

Who doesn't love a nested churn dash 😀 or a greek cross, im loving the way these blocks are coming together.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Kindness of (not really strangers but people you haven’t met in real life)

Social media gets a pretty bad press god alone knows ive almost deactivated my facebook account several times. But there are times when i have been on the recieving end of incredible kindness and generosity from social media.
You all know how much i loved my dog Bud, he was my best pal, my sidekick, ma wee boy. Well the lovely Bettis @bettis_stitches on instagram, knows how much i love him too, look

This arrived last sunday, just look at him

Look at those insanely cute dungarees with the little handstitching.

Well if that wasnt enough, the sooper luffly Helen sent this ....

A beautiful scarf for Budthepuppy and the teeniest cutest monogrammed jumpie for Mini Bud!

I dont think i can express how much these mean to me, honestly and just at the prefect time too, exactly when i needed it as well.
Needless to say Budthepuppy is delighted to have a little brother, he has already started showing him the liberty!


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Eat my thread dust

Its the end of january so it must be Gartmore time!! Woo hoo! The quilty chums reunite. Its just like coming home.

It has now become traditional for Ruth and i to do a twin pattern. After last years seahorse we decided to go for tartankiwis peacock. I went with my usual ‘in yer face’ colour and pattern palette 😂😂 Ruth went for lovely graphic solids.
Lovely mash up!
Now lets see the proper peacocks
Mine is called Priscilla, i did find out that peacocks (clue is in the name ...) are male but i think Priscilla is in tune with all sides of her sexuality thank you very much!
Saturday night quiz and competition. Well this years theme was minimalism with a set colour palette. Honestly this is as minimal as i can get.
I love the back too.
I didnt win but Janice did, bottom left, so pretty. Well done Janice.
After the competition there was a quiz, two teams, three team rounds three solo. My team was trailing by 8 points at the final round, it was a seam ripping challenge and guess who represented our team 😊😊 yep, yoors truly! I do claim to be the fastest seam ripper in the west but thats becusse i rip a lot of seams! I just had to recreate my triumph for posterity ...
See those young youtubers?? Aint got nothing on a 53 year old arthriticky librarian 😂😂😂
My husband couldnt speak for laughing after seeing this. 
Anyhoo wot else happened?? Well in a vain attempt to exercise off some of the cake we ate i went for a bijoux jogette in the mornings.
All the way down to the entrance.
You can hear the birds all around you.
The bedrooms in Gartmore are amazing, somehow this ended upside down ... but you get the picture I also finished off the mahoosive liberty quilt! Seemed fitting since i started it there all those months ago.
Wow, still cant quite believe ive finished it!!
There is always music playing and this song i always associate with Gartmore. So Gartmore with your lovely nooks and crannies
We will be back, so thank you frim the quilty friends