Sunday, 24 July 2016


I've just this minute sewn another block. I cut it out yesterday but find that bit plays havoc with my back so it's a slow job to prep them.
I was a bit concerned when I chose these Tilda fabrics that the pattern of the block wouldn't show up, but it has and I'm pleased with the end result. 
I don't have any more prepped so that's a job for another day. 

Friday, 22 July 2016


My Paula went to the Tatton flower show today, with her sister-in- law, and sent me this photo.
 Isn't this just fabulous. A witches hat made with Sempervirens. Stitches with Witches craft club plus a bit of gardening now!!!

I made another block yesterday. This one is titled 'Joy' so I dedicated it to my lovely special friend Sylvia who not only got me into patchwork, but also has the surname Joy.

I am really happy with the way this one turned out and reckon Sylvia was encouraging me with every stitch. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


It was so hot last night I stayed up and finished the block I'd started a couple of days ago. Needs a good press.

A tricky one this but most of my points match. 
Next one then.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


What incredible weather. Much too hot for me but the humidity is the worse. I wish I could bottle some of the sun to use through the winter.
I managed another block today and am part way through another.

This was an easy one. 

Think I'll cool off in my craft room and sew a bit more now.

Monday, 18 July 2016


I tried to make another block yesterday using foundation paper piecing. It had me beat. Turns out, it was one of the few where you put your template on the right side of the fabric. Anyway, it's in a plastic bag ready for another day!!
Here are the ones I have managed to complete.

The next one is my first one made by foundation piecing.

The last photo shows the one that got the better of me!