Tuesday 26 October 2010

If in doubt.........

..........talk about the weather. Yesterday was really cold & frosty here, had to scrape ice off the car at 11am! Lovely and sunny tho, it seemed as if Winter was starting early.

Today? Dull and a wee bit clammy (that's for you sis!)....car thermometer showed 16 on way home - weird.
So, this evening I thought I could hear traffic noise, quite unusual, but no, it was wind.......and now we have driving rain to go along with the howls............good old West of Scotland!!

Thursday 14 October 2010

More Stuff Finished.....

 I just love it when ladies come to class and show me finished items from a previous workshop. I try to structure workshops so that some items are achievable in the day as we all know what can happen to UFOs........

The first two pics are of Helen McD's table runner from Christmas in July, so finished in plenty of time for the festive season - I'm sure she has time to knock up a few co-ordinating items.......lol.

Next up is from Madeline and the result of the Monochrome Magic workshop back in January. Now this was a crazy patchwork day and most folks achieved one, or at a push, two blocks as everything was hand done. I apologise for the colour quality in these pics, Madeline's cushion was more blacks, greys and white - took it on my phone!! Double click on the photo to get a closer look at the embellishments.

Keep 'em coming.

Friday 8 October 2010

Twice in one day

I might be accused of becoming an obsessive blogger but wanted to share this with you - I saw Effie's work at the first Loch Lomond Quilt Show and it is truly inspiring.....

Effie Galletly - A Sense of Place

From: Monday, October 25, 2010
To: Saturday, November 06, 2010
Venue: Harbour Cottage Gallery, Castlebank, Kirkcudbright
Event type: Art Exhibition
Times: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm
Ticket Info: Admission Free
Contact Name: Effie Galletly 07798 503278 email: info@netherfieldgallery.net
Website: Click here. Opens in new window.
Details: 'A Sense of Place' is an exhibition of images inspired by the landscapes of the Outer Hebrides, interpreted by Effie Galletly in the unexpected and unusual medium of the quilt. For those familiar with her work, as part of the Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts Trail 2009, the show will include scenes on the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, St Kilda, Mull, Coll, Skye and others as well as new work for 2010

Lightbulb Moment

If I had been running a competition for good ideas in p & q, then this would have been the outright winner.

Margaret B, from my Thursday PM class was showing me her plans for quilting her current project and was laying several card templates over her piece of work - I thought she had been busy, shaping and cutting tissue boxes, but no!.............

..........she had been collecting the sections that you pull off when opening a new box of tissues. Perfect petal shapes and when placed together, the little cut outs produce yet another design. A Eureka moment. Brilliant.

Other brands of tissue perfectly acceptable!!  LOL.

Wednesday 6 October 2010

How Cute.............

is this...................thanks sis, for sharing. (Don't forget to turn on your speakers)

Sunday 3 October 2010

For Sale


I have agreed to publish the following ad on behalf of a class member.........if you are interested in this machine, please contact me by e mail and I will put you in touch.
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"Husqvarna Scandinavia 300 embroidery sewing machine. As new condition,
hardly used.

Complete with original set of standard accessories including hoop, spare
feet etc.

Also includes "4D Reader Writer Kit" (reader/writer box, software and
programmable memory card) which allows new (low cost) patterns to be
downloaded to the machine from a computer."

Original cost £400. Offers around £300."


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