I’m not one to shy away from a challenge. Once I left teaching, my husband and I came to the decision that we would become foster carers. We approached a fostering agency, having been recommended by friends of o…
I know how you feel, these challenges have made me want to try to do more pieces like this. Love the way you’ve finished it, I think I’ll have to try facings next time
What a fabulous blog! Not only do you show us your sketchbook, but the detail, the different processes you used are truly inspiring! Thank you!
As I haven’t quite got to the making stage of my next challenge piece, I thought I’d write about a recent acquisition.
I have a STABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy) that doesn’t appear to be decre…
What a beauty!
Oh the memories came flooding back! I learned to sew on one of these, so when I went to secondary school and was confronted by a hand wheel Singer, it was a real step down from hands free!
I remember Mum changing the leather belt. It lived in an alcove by the hearth, so it was always available if you just lifted off the cover. She would only ever use 40 thread, but ours was a Jones. You can get a fair old speed going and it is a most satisfying noise!
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Thank you Candy – it was fun making it, if a little nerve wracking, wondering how it would go down with others…I have just about got to the stage where as long as I like it, it is fine. I also get to thinking that it is a process, that whatever happens, however it turns out, it is something that was just waiting to come out, and has something to…[Read more]
Thank you Teresa – your blog titles inspired my blog title – I couldn’t think of a better title, as I realised that several parts of my quilt could / would be controversial. When I include religion / religious symbols in my quilting, I am aware that it could cause offence somewhere…this quilt almost sort of did that at our quilting group, w…[Read more]
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