Sunday, 30 December 2018

Last Post of 2018

In the many months since my last post I have thought about my blog, should I just give it up for good or have a stab at continuing? Dilemma.
Whatever I decide to do I can't just bow out without a goodbye, not after all these years and the friendships that it has produced.

Instead of wittering on about what I have done or not done this year I reckon a pictorial round up might suffice, let's see if I can dredge up one or two pictures per month to reflect my 2018............or at least since my last post in March.


 A fab holiday to Australia


 including a visit to Amitie Textiles, swoon....

Had a lovely day with Salley who I "met" through blogging.

May & June

May saw a little progress on this slow burner which is still a WIP but one that I am keen to keep going with.

This was a first attempt using Lewis and Irene's Big Bear Little Bear fabric to make a baby quilt. I used my own simple Charm Square quilt pattern, and it went off to a good home.

Landscapers moved in to do a 5 day job.....................

They obviously liked my tea & biscuits................

As the job took 5 months! But it was a lovely summer and who can blame them for making hay while the sun shone.


I had a 2nd attempt with the Big Bear fabic. It went to the new baby daughter of my son's best man & his wife - it was sooo well received.

Paddling pools flew off the shop shelves

and the joiners moved in!!

                                          on the sewing front I was working on a magazine project..............

I reorganised my sewing room and finally got my 2001 quilt on to a bed!


Back to school, P2!

Our brilliant joiners took away our old staircase and fitted a new one.

And worked a little magic with my sewing machine

And, of course, there was the Festival of Quilts


The patriarch of our family celebrated his 88th birthday with the whole family, including his two grandsons, and great grand daughter, sadly the last day he would spend in his own home.

I worked on a special baby quilt.


We said goodbye to Grandad Bert.


 I did a little Hallowe'en stitching




The circle of life goes on. We welcomed baby Macie Florence Agnes, daughter to our son & beautiful daughter in law.

So of course I got sewing.......


Managed to get this made in time - a wonderful pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, Lisa the Unicorn.

for my wee Christmas Elf,

who broke her arm on Christmas Eve.

But we still managed a Merry Christmas.

I had my table runner featured in the current issue of Today's Quilter, thrilled with the way it was styled.

And we are up to date for anyone still reading.

And for 2019? maybe a little blogging if I summon the energy, definitely more sewing. I have WIPs to finish and a baby quilt to start & finish. Like buses, none come for ages and then you get two at same time - we are excitedly awaiting the arrival of a grandson in early March, a wee baby brother for Ava.

Busy days ahead.

Happy New Year to you all.


  1. Happy new year Sheila! I really enjoyed seeing your year. The staircase is beautifus, as are your quilts! I love the charm square one! You have adorable grandchildren ❤️

  2. Happy New Year, I still read your blog and hope you will post once in a while to let us know how your life is fairing, beautiful grandchildren and what lovely projects you are making!! Take care from Iowa

  3. Happy New Year to you and yours! And congratulations on the impending addition! (And the new stairs and front garden/drive - all very posh!) I have just posted my only blog post of the year *hangs head in shame* but I am thinking of blogging once a month(ish) next year once I've sorted the flickr thing. I hope you continue blogging!

  4. All the best to you for the New Year. I hope you blog a little or more as you like, it is nice to hear your news.

  5. Happy New Year! Thank you for the catch up!



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