Thursday, 30 August 2018

Falling down

On Saturday I fell over, I tripped over Marks walking boots and tumbled down the last two steps on our stairs in the house. I bruised both elbows, twisted ankle but not too badly and bruised my arse. Eh dear, it did give me a scare, with my joints the way they are im terrified of falling over. but the main injury was to my dignity!
so what to do? you pick yourself up. Pat your bruised arse and go on an adventure. I walked into town to post a letter and went through some tunnels I had never been down before.

walked up some steps I haven't walked up before. 
walked over the remains of the Antonine wall which is by my house. 
and I reminded myself not to worry, shit happens and all that was hurt was my arse. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Budthepuppy does festival of quilts

"are we there yet?????" *sigh* this is what happens when you take the kids on holiday .... Budthepuppy insisted on coming to the FOQ with me this year. He heard his most favourite person in the whole wide world - Sarah the liberty seller of Duck Egg Threads was going to be there.
He had even spent some of his liberty money on snax for her.
OMG!!!!!!! look what Sarah did for them! Their verry own VIP lounge. Sarah you are a star.

The boys spent a wee bit on their liberty fabric ....

But they managed to guard more than their liberty!
We spy the lovely Maria in the background!
Thank you ladies you were STARS!!!!

Budsmam does festival of quilts

Well hello there! who is THIS standing in front of her quilt hanging at the Festival of quilts??? only MOI thats who! ok enough with the modesty, but hey it was pretty amazing to turn around and see my quilt hanging there. It was in the gallery of quilts from Alice Caroline for their SOS project. All the quilts are made from Liberty fabric and are destined to go to an Orphanage in Lithuania. I sometimes get a bit of (well meaning im sure) grief about giving my quilts away but i love making them and want them used and loved and i am sure this will be.
I had to write a caption, so of course since he was a prime instigator i had to get a picture of mini mini bud with it. Quilting was donated by the ever wonderful Cath - Cumbrian Longarmer and all round lovely person.
Here are some of the other liberty quilts
I had two "extra" hitchhikers .... Bud and Mini mini bud, they were sooper excited to see their favourite person EVER - Sarah from Duck egg threads. Sarah did not disappoint .... she made them their very own VIP lounge!!! at least they got to rest their bahoukies!
I also had some less 'knitted' company :-) the lovely Ruth and Claire, here is Claire modelling this years latest must have rain accessory - a sewing quarter
We had a show and tell for every days purchases, this was our first day
Second day
Third day
NOT ALL MINE!!!! these are combined  but i may have gone a bit overboard

I was so delighted to see this in the modern section a stunning improv by Sheena - @auburnstitches so great to see something hanging which i saw in the making at our Gartmore retreat.

I did classes! steampunk goldwork bee, this is not mine but the finished article, i hope mine looks half as nice as this when it is finished.
There was a great display on the theme of "fly me to the moon" i loved these

 Just some random pictures of quilts i loved, i am so rubbish at getting provenance.

Above is by Jo Avery from my bearpaw
Above is the winner of the miniature section, totally stunning quilt by Phillipa Naylor
Talking of Tatyana, here is the gorgeous lady herself! we enjoyed a small libation together.
Free doritos for Ruth!
OMG Bonnie Hunter was there, so lovely i went all fangirl but got a signed book
Another by Jo and quilted by Tatyana Duffie

And there we all are! home safe and sound after an interesting flight home! Thank you for your lovely company Ruth and Claire, same time next year??