Author: Denise Inkson

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Sick of Covid-19, I think we all are, I know I am too, time to look to the future and the pleasure of sewing. I have been asked to add a block to a blog hop. Not fully sure what it entails so I am for the most part winging it. The block size required…

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Day 36: Stem Stitch, light green wool, Diary Entry: No lay in, did not sleep well again. I spoke to the consultant’s secretary this morning. They are going to see if they can get me an IBD -Irritable Bowel Disease -team. She understands that I was left a bit out in the cold with all…

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Day 43: No stitches today. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive day with regard catching up on admin, but been crabby for most of it. It was strongly implied that I was not sewing fast enough, which in turn caused me grief and upset. I ended up tired and in pain, which resulted in…

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Day 29: Star Stitch, with perle thread. Diary Entry: Cleaning day, but not productive or balanced. The morning was great. Sorted out my sewing corner, my project bag, my embroidery work space and my embroidery box. But when it came to cleaning the rest of the house I had nothing but interruptions. I still had…

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We are in unprecedented times, plaque, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner.  This is following on from my last blog, https://ukqu.co.uk/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ we are two weeks in lockdown.…

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We are in unprecedented times, plague, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner. Let me give you some history first. A lady called Hannah Clair Somerville :…

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It seems like a lifetime has passed since my friend and myself attended the Harrogate Stitch and Knit show at the end of November. We normally travel there by coach but this year due to a mix up we had the luxury of travelling via husbands “limousine”. No time restrictions on leaving, this took enormous…

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Not everyone is good at math, myself included. Today I find myself working on a project. It is to be a group quilt and hopefully will be displayed under the group’s category of the 2020 Festival of Quilts show in memory of Shelia Butcher – Grandma Quilt – who was a very talented quilter and…

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I would like to thank Gütermann and the UKQU website for asking me to test and review the Gütermann Creativ Overlock thread, Bulky – Lock 80 multicolour colour 9957. Information found here directly from their website; https://consumer.guetermann.com/en/product-finder/bulky-lock-80 . They are sold in plain or variegated multicoloured reels. Overlockers or sergers as known in the USA,…