Monday, 10 February 2014

Swooning and Baking

Hello Every One
I had a gorgeous parcel from my good friend Cindy it was her Pay It Forward that again i had forgotten about how i like all these suprises coming along so you know the deal the first 3 comments will get a little something from me !! wait till you see my stuff from Cindy :))))
Swoon was layered up last week at our sewing group so i started quilting after a lot of thought went with a swirl from the middle boy that quilt is huge i do not know how many spools i have used but my reel held out for me ...phew !!!
On this blog i found a recipe that turned bread making on its head Lucy has put a link in to the recipe she adapted so for US peeps you dont have to scratch your heads over it !! it is delish and soo easy go on try it you will be amamazed how good it is
sat is our sit and sew looking forward to it we have some super talented quilty ladies that go and we always have a good day also a pop up shop well who can resist that even if you dont want anything !!! hard to believe that one .
Swoon yesterday not quite finished 

Artisan Bread 

Gorgeous scrap basket from Cindy

Monday, 27 January 2014

Hello any one out there !!!

Hello every body we are so glad to see the back of 2013 think it was the worst year ever so i am now hoping that after all our trials and tribulations i can get back to a some what normal life (that means lots of sewing )
We moved at the end of 2012 and then again in may 2013 i have now got a "sewing room" read guest bedroom so i can keep all my stuff together without having  to keep putting it away all the time .
Just before Christmas i had a package arrive what a puzzle ,it was from Amy i had forgotten that i had a pay it forward coming it was a lovely bright spot before Christmas !!! it is the most gorgeous note book with some hand stitching too so if any one would like a little something i will be doing it for the first three who comment !!!
Note Book from Amy how gorgeous is this !!

Inside and with a Moo card too love it 

Back and front lovely thank you Amy you did a great job !!

I have made this Sewing Caddy for my partner in the sewing room swap

During the summer i was Swooning it is now layered up ready to quilt  it is huge  !!!
but i love it 

these are trial blocks made when i started quilting was fed up of seeing them in my stuff
so i put it together and gave it to my Brother for Christmas !! result he loves it 

these are scrappy blocks that i have now sewn together and it looks really good will show you next time !!
thank you for visiting i know i have not been on her but i have kept up with blog reading it has helped to keep me sane so thanks again for all the words and photos posted i have enjoyed every single one
come on let me make you some thing
Linda x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

At Last !!!!!

frame purse
I did know i could do it !!! but it has taken me ages and a couple of boobs so last night i drafted the pattern like Emily in her tute and i read and read the tute and had a go !!
lining of frame purse
i have still got 2 more frames so you can expect to see more but i am really pleased i bought the frames from a shop on  Etsy and they are lovely.
rainbow swap orange
Paper Clips for the Fluffy Sheep Swap Cindy is hosting it and we have some gorgeous fabrics going on there 
quilt group fabric
These are for  Quilting group that i am going to next wednesday we are going to be making a Storm at Sea  quilt or runner if you want i am doing a quilt i have Bubble Shells in Aqua and  meringue,robins egg and light grey in Kona Solids  and they go together so well .
ikea fabric bag and zippy wallet
was at a loose end so thought i would make a bag Here and the zippy to go with it Here  also i did this Go Anywhere Bag too
runaround bag 
sewing caddy
Bit of a baggy fest i needed a sewing caddy ...............really i did and this fabric was sat waiting for me so i found the pattern Here I did not follow the pattern to the last dot instead of pockets inside i put them all on the outside then i feel i have more room inside !!
paper piecing
more pp needs a press
apron As you  might know i am in a Apron Swap Here if you want to go and look !! and this is for my partner  hope she likes it 
table runner
scappy table runner from some of the blocks i was doing a few weeks ago !!
see you soon Linda
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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New to Me !! March

soap making
Not great pics but  well i will blame the light at this time of year!!
i have been making soaps ........not with great vats of boiling stull just melt and pour i bought all my tuff from ebay and that was it follow the instuction and marvell how many you get out of a quarter of your  block 
soap making
some lovely cellophane bags a bit of ribbon and they look fab ......................thinking of small things for christmas....................i am linking this up tt Fiona
paper piecing boot
Paper Piecing again this can be found Here in Tutorials it is tricky but well worth it you ask why is she doing all these !!,.................probably  not ............FMQ practice so i have something at the end
and it is working !! 
rpaper pieced seam ripper
these two found
they are free for the month they are published then they go on to be sold on Craftsy 9 altogether i missed the first so will buy that to finish off the set .
paper pieced cotton reels .....spools
Now this i put together wrong the red should be leaning on the yellow not fliying and the strip of spots should be background !! hey ho didnt notice till i had bound it .............oh dear :))
paper pieced new york beauty for a swap
This is the so far of my MSMS3 swap i dont know if it will be a wall hanging or pillow cover yet 
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Friday, 22 March 2013


just to say i am going along with a lot of you to Bloglovin !!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Lots of Paper Piecing

carols block just a quick post this has been sitting over a week to be posted these blocks are for Carol
i can say they were tricky to do :)))
as you can see from this one it looks like i have nibbled it ...............and it really p  ed me off big time but i got over it .................just :))
These are solids for one of my  Swaps 
quilt -day block
This was made for the International Quilting Day that i went to we had to make blocks in white black and lime green weeeell green is not a colour i have in abundance and i found a bit just enough for the star points so that was it made i must have got the green from a swap when we get a fat quarter of scraps !!
Any how i was asked to pattern test this woollie for Rumi i had three attempt at it before i was happy with it 
have not got a pic of the good one though !!
paper -pieced -bird
On a whim i thought i would do this wow how i love it  i found it via Maria Here if you all want to have a go !!  i think the feet are the worst bit
i will let you know all about our International Quilting Day next time
Linda x
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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Little Bit Of Fabric

fabric pack cools
I ordered these from Brenda i have no greens ...............i am not a green lover but sometimes you need it !!
brown black beige fabrics
no brown either  these are fat 8th bundle
black and white fabrics
These i picked up on ebay from Pippa she has some cute fabrics go and have a look :))) and has a very swift  delivery :)))
star bee blocks
Fabric cut for Carol March is her month in the Star Bee 
mumug rug cuppa
Little bit of paper piecing............i sent this to my friend Lynda with a couple of tea bags and some twix we always had tea together when i was in Scotland and we miss our tea times :(((( the pattern for this is from Rumi Here

Elna Sewing Machine
This is the newby and i am loving using it  you might have seen it in the last post but i thought i would show again ............i still have not read all of the instruction book it is huge !!

Cute stitches

I forgot to seperate the letters of my name 
spring flowers
Another shot of the flowers in the kitchen getting a bit crowded on there as they go over i am repotting and hope i can keep them to flower next year outside !!
planter flowers christmas
These are out at Mums Lynda sent them to her for Christmas and they are really lovely

do you want to be in  swap !!!!! get over to see Fiona and Sam

it is a Apron  and Recipe and i think it will be a lot of fun come on sign up :)))

Linda x

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