Author: Sarah Wells

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I cannot tell you how nervous I had been since booking tickets in May that foq 2021  would be cancel due to the pandemic. It wasn’t until we were sat on the train heading to Birmingham on the Thursday morning that I actually believed it was going to happen. My friend and I went for…

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I’ve recently purchased a bigger hooped embroidery machine for my personal use. This was a difficult decision but due to a bit of research and losing sensation in my fingers due to Raynaud’s disease, I chose to upgrade my machine instead of following a hand embroidery course I had researched. Raynaud’s disease affects your circulation…

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We all must buy those projects we have great intentions to finish with a room or place in mind. I have only been quilting for about nine years, one of the first things I wanted was a quilt for my bedroom so as you can guess I don’t have one on my bed to this…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year to have great ideas for Christmas gift ideas then the realisation of time constraints. I’ve been busy embroidering t shirts and Christmas decorations that I haven’t had time to make many gifts this year. I blame having to go to work as well. I have decided this…

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Since the mini swap in 2019, which was my first mini swap I began change my taste in colour choice. Before the swap I would happily head towards blues and purples but my swap partner preferred teal so off I went on a shopping trip as there was nothing suitable in my stash. A local…

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This time of year is always a busy time with work and within my household, even those times are strange there still seems to be lots of things going on. It’s recently been my sons birthday, how do I have a teenager! He was thrilled that he has a finished rainbow Bargello quilt and an…

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Jun 26

A cat nap

Now things are starting to begin to return to normal for everyone I will miss seeing all the beautiful projects that have been shown on the ukqu Facebook pages as people have had time to work on them. I have been working on a shift rota within school throughout the pandemic and I’ve been been…

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Like most families up and down the country I am also trying to home school, a 12 year old boy is not an easy student but we have a firm understanding that to play on his xbox a certain amount of work must be completed. I know some of you will think, she’s a teaching…

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When we saw a workshop by sewing quarters Emma Bradford on American piecing I was quite intrigued, I had never heard of this method before and I love to discover new techniques. The workshop we attended was at Emma shop swift quilting company near Tallington lakes in South Lincolnshire. We were told to bring an open…

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In my last blog I discussed the New Years resolution I had agreed to, it did seem a daft idea but I’ve actually completed a ufo! If like me you start projects and then distracted it’s quite a nice feeling when you’ve accomplished a item that seemed like it was never ending. My son was…

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When Sylvia mentioned the landscapes theme for blogs I was reluctant to begin with but my love and fascination with history got the better of me. From my school days I have been very interested in our countries history, especially the Tudors and Stuart’s era. I could not believe my luck when the icon building…

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After the Christmas rush I have had a sewing break, it lasted about four days. Then I couldn’t bear to sit and do nothing.  Do you make New Years resolutions? This year I said I wasn’t going to bother but I’m reading the elm creek quilters series with a friend, she seems to read a book…