Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Hibernation ......

Oh my goodness!  The sun is shining today!
Been a while ......
We are gradually getting back to normal down here in South Devon - missed all the snow which hit the rest of UK - it came down as rain instead!  The country lanes and even some of the main roads have been like muddy rivers and the run-off from the fields has been pouring out of the hedgebanks like mini waterfalls ..... Luckily - we're ok!  And I can hibernate in my Studio most of the time ;o)

I've been playing again - this time with dragonflies and mermaids!  Millie Mermaid needs a bit more ppp - she's having a bit of a bad hair day and also needs to slim down a bit ...... hehehe  But - she's fun to do :O)  I have some ideas for an Under the Sea quilt, with mermaids and seahorses and a bunch of other stuff - but those are all just ideas at the moment, still percolating around in my leeeeetle grey cells ;o)

Friday, 11 January 2013


My favourite embroidery technique is silk ribbon embroidery.  These little Pinz are a neat way to start :o)  

I'm teaching classes at the Serendipity quilt shop in Bovey Tracy and my next Pinz class with them is *Heartsong* on 2nd Feb - check out their workshop schedule.

Just in time for Valentines Day ....... :O)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Yes - its been a very happy new year for me, even though its only a few days old!  I don't make resolutions now as - let's be honest - they never last long ;o)  And I've wasted too much time over the years beating myself up about that - hehe.  Instead - I figure out a few Intentions, which are much easier to work with and are much more adaptable :O)
Intentions for 2013 are nice and simple - to develope my longarm freehand quilting skills.
The pic is the result of some playtime this week - not quite finished yet but its been SO exciting to step out of my box and just DO it.   I have spent time on You tube watching tutorials by Jamie Wallen, Sharon Schamber, Dusty Farrell, Nichole Webb, DeLoa Jones ...... to name a few.  And I've invested my Chrimbo cash into DVDs by Jamie and by Kim Brunner, and into boomerang rulers made by DeLoa.  Just waiting for all the goodies to arrive ...... :O)