Cheeky as you like , it took residence in my potting shed
Thursday, 23 June 2011
I let my garden be included in the village open gardens last weekend . Sadly it was not a summer day , It rained but people did tur out to visit the gardens .
My beautiful golden roses and purple clematis that had been stunningflowered early and were sadly finished but there are other nice corners not caught in the picture . It is a small cottage garden . The prolific stuff going up the left side are my runner beans
This is my salad stuff growing in boxes
Sunday, 12 June 2011
I have now pinned together the replacement quilt . It is coming along fine . I haven't been able to start the machine quilting today though .
The weather is so dismal but i will not complain, we desperately need the rain here in England . It isn't summer rain , it's really cold , central heating on in flaming June .
I have done nothing worthwhile today ,just crosswords.
Bluebell cannot blog for a few days . she has phoned to say her computer has died . Just a black screen she say's .
Thursday, 9 June 2011
I worked hard sorting ironing and cutting fabric yesterday afternoon . I managed to get 400 , 4 1/2" sqs cut and before 8 o clock had made 16 nine patch blocks . By Sunday the top will be ready for the batting and backing . It will be machine quilted so no problem . I shall show this quilt hopefully in a weeks time . This is to replace the quilt a neighbour wants later in the year . I sold the one I made previously .
Today bluebell and myself have been the other side of town sourcing fabric for our worn and washed quilts. My son and daughter in law read one of my previous blogs saying I was looking for flannelette items and today a parcel arrived containing the very type of stuff I need . They do not live in my part of England , Isn't it nice when you get a response . Thank you both .
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
I was so pleased the way my garden was coming on after having to be redone 2 years ago due to the fence being replaced . I even told the village commitee they could add it to the open gardens in 2 weeks time . THEN yesterday I called on bluebell , her garden is absolutely stunning . Admitedly her husband is a big help but it is truly wonderful . I did ask her to post a video on her blog .
A while ago a neighbour called to see me . I was making a quilt , "I will buy that" she said "but I don't want it till later in the year" . Oh me of little faith ! I have heard that before , kept quilts to one side and heard no more . Anyway , I let the quilt go !!. I had reason to call on this neighbour on Monday . During conversation of -what are you making now ? she said " I still want the quilt " . consequently I,m cutting squares like fabric is going out of fashion . Serves me right that I have a blister on my finger . I shall be burning the midnight oil for the coming week .
Saturday, 4 June 2011
.Saturday is the day I sit and read the newspaper and the T,V magazine and any other mag,. that takes my fancy . Then about 4 pm in the afternoon I start to feel guilty for sitting around . Well my guilt trip today pushed me to finish this bag . It is a pattern sold PDF on the site http://dontlooknowblogspot.com
The patterns are also available from some patchwork shops in the U,K
The pattern can be multiplied for quilts , and wallhangings ,book covers .