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Sunday, 29 April 2018

A weekend at the cinema

Ive learned a lot this weekend, one of the main things is that I cannot abandon projects but hey I knew that anyway, I'm pretty stubborn! this farmers wife 30s quilt is slowly very very slowly nearing completion and this block below almost broke me, not just y seams but multiple y seams in one seam if you know what I mean ... my photography is shocking but hey, you get the gist!
I also learned that I need to stop living in my mind so much, making up stories of how life is going to pan out, I don't have a crystal ball and the future is not written yet. I can make up as many stories as I want about my health, about my job but none of it is written. I should know that the world can turn on a sixpence. start living more mindfully, in the moment.
I went to see three films this weekend! great fun. I have started a new "thing" I get popcorn and frozen yoghurt from Marks and Spencer to take in with me, half the price of cinema snacks and a lot healthier.
Mind you I totally blew that today by going to a local baker for 90 pence worth of chips and a cup of tea :-) I had great fun walking along the canal back to my car eating chips and drinking tea.
I remember one of the lines from the Avengers Infinity war which I saw on Friday - "there are 41,567 possible endings" I need to remember that and stop trying to predict them.
I also learned that lovely messages come out of the blue when you least expect them but need them most. Thank you :-)
 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sea anenonononemone

Its just one of those words i cant pronounce ..... but you have to admit its a beautiful quilt non? 😊
Here is my wonderful quilt holder, he's a keeper isn't he :-)
Pattern by Lilysquilts for quilt now magazine


Just adore this Koi carp fabric

Challenging but so worthwhile, another fab finish!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Morning walk

och I have just been having a nightmare with the blog recently! No blogging app for ipad works any more, they would allow me to create a post but would delete the whole thing and only publish the title .... gee thanks.
So with my dodgy eyesight I don't want to do too much on the phone so I am doing a hybrid, uploading pictures from phone then doing the text on laptop ....
So why is there a picture of my willies in mid air? that's me down at the swing park :-) I used to take Bud down here for his morning walk and have decided im still going to do it just myself. Chill out relax and get my head in gear before I head off to work.
I do love a good swing on the swings :-)

 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A weekend with Krista Hennebury

> Woot woot! This is a test. I've been having a right mare with the blog recently. All the iPad apps now don't work ..... so I either drag out the laptop (not happening) or find another way to post using iPad.
> So I'm trying out email!!!! Flipping heck brave new world eh? So the fab laydeez of the modern quilt guild hosted an evening with Krista Hennebury @ poppyprint grand night, great fun and a very warm and generous speaker. It was preceded by the now traditional fish n chips and a glass of wine with the lovely Ruth.
> Sunday was a workshop learning to do the square peg round hole pattern, lots of cutting but fab result.
> Some pics from the weekend :

Monday, 16 April 2018

Q2 proposals 15th time lucky??

Flipping heck none of my blogging apps are working!  This is all i have managed, so this is it! Just one entry so let's get it done πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ No.1 farmers wife 30s

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Mahoosive liberty quilt

Here that noise?? Its me squeaking in with one last finish on my Q1 list πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this wss number 3 on the list.
Its done !! My husband (ower Scoobs) doing a grand job of showing off the finished mahoosive Liberty quilt top. His poor arms wont stretch to the full 98 , yes 98 inches in width .... i really must get better at realising how big quilt tops are going to be! I got it back this week from the fabulous Cath, @cumbrianlongarmer. And what a stunning job she did.
 
 
Here are some shots of it at Gartmore, which is fitting since it was started here last summer.
Mahoosive liberty
Under a chandelier, budthepuppy would approve😊
Mahoosive liberty
This was the initial central block. The pattern is a Susan Briscoe one from one of the early editions of Todays Quilter, a supplement on medallion quilts.
Mahoosive liberty
See those tins? I took all my liberty stash with me when making these!
Mahoosive liberty
144 flying geese
liberty
Had to stand on rocking chair squidged up in a corner to do this!
Liberty
Ahhhhhh almost the point of no return!! I wasnt paying attention to the piecing and it was getting dangerously squint. I had to take middle out and re piece ....
At Gartmore putting on final border
Mahoosive liberty
And a final shot of the lovely Mark who has now become a right prima donna now he knows about the #husbandholdingquilts hashtag πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 
 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Pant wettingly funny, 7th time lucky??

  Flipping heck! There is something wrong with these pictures, this is my 7th attempt to write up the QGBI region 16 area day in march! It kept on crashing loosing everything ...
I am determined to write this up, it was a fab day. I got to hang with Ruth and Sheena which is always fun. And we got to hear these  these two amazing ladies.
First up was our very own Jo Avery. Who better to give us a talk about colour theory? I have seen these quilts so many times but see something new in them every time!
Next, the one,  the only Jennie Rayment!! How much love do we have for this amazing lady?? Loads i tell you loads. She is incredible, and yes she stripped 😊
 
 
Oooohhhh see anyone familiar in the audience πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 
 

Pretty little Italy

Wa hey! Another finish ticked off the finish along list! This was no. 2 on the list for Q1 im so chuffed with it, i love satsuma street designs. I bought a lot of the Pretty Little City patterns in a sale, hoping to slowly work my way through them. Here is Pretty Little Italy.