Sunday, 30 September 2012

SeaHorse Quilt

I've been working on a Sea Horse Quilt.
I drew this design several years ago, one of those doodle things in my Notebook which I came across again and thought - aha!  I know where you're going ........ :O)
I loved working on it :O)  There's a lot of free motion quilting and the background and pebbles are done with a metallic thread, Madeira FS 2/2, #438 dark blue.  If you've never tried these threads - do!  The metallic is wound on a black core and looks fantastic.  Goes through the machine like a dream, both on my bernina and also my big longarm.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I've been working on some sweet little Christmas ornaments about 3" / 8cm high, embroidered and embellished with thread, silk ribbon and tiny seed beads.  They are really cute!  Neat little gifties for Christmas ;o)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

New Venture

Sunday - 23 September 2012
Well - this is a new venture for me, to start a Blog :O)
Thank you to my buddy for suggesting it - I think! hehe

Watch this space to see how things develope ........ :O)
My website is back up properly now thank goodness, and I can edit the content again - at last!  That's been very frustrating but hopefully I can now keep things up to date.  I've added a few new pages and tweaked it a bit so check it out if you haven't been there for a while :O)

Today is the final day for this year's Devon Open Studios.  I've had some lovely visitors who have braved our Devon lanes to find me, and have chatted with a great mix of people.  Some are experienced quilters, some have never even touched a needle!
Not sure how many visitors I will get today as its wet and very windy - a great day to sit and sew!  
I shall be working on my SeaHorse Quilt - have a deadline to get that done by Thursday - so I'd better hustle!  Catch you later ........ :O)