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!
Last time I told you about my visit to the Art Couture exhibition.
Of course a Textile artist needs some new fabrics!
I love to participate in the Cherrywood Challenge. In 2018 in the Prince…
I originally made this at a Charity Sewing Day as a ‘personal effects purse’ for patients at the local hospice. The purse would also work great as a coin purse or to keep you credit cards and receipts in. Alt…
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This time we are going to make a circle scarf with a hidden pocket*; great for when you don’t want to bring a handbag. The pocket is large enough to fit e.g. mobile phone, money, keys, cards or other personal es…
“Bright, summer fabric packs to review .. I have two to send out. Who is interested please!” said Sylvia. “Me”, I said and then the wait began. Actually, I’d forgotten about it until I came home from a st…
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!
When we were asked to do the music themed quilts, it was all good fun. There wasn’t a lot of pressure on us as it was all down to personal interpretation of the song.
So the Bloggers asked for another challenge. I…
Very successful too! I love your viewpoint: it really works. Nice to see varied techniques being used so well.
thank you, learned a lot from doing it 🙂
What a great wall hanging! I like the fabrics used especially as they were scraps. I am glad you enjoyed doing this, it is good to learn new tricks. Recognised the Humber Bridge from your interpretation. I really liked doing mine too. Like you, I am looking forward to the next challenge. Home we have more of these Famous Places!
Thank you Sue, I’m already thinking about the next one.
Love it Jane x
Thank you 🙂
Great, well done
thank you Sharon
The new Library of Birmingham replaced the Central Library and was opened in September 2013. Situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep and Baskerville House.
The building is fascinating. We hated it when it appeared with its ‘old bicycle wheels’ struck on the outside but when it is lit up in the evenings it is stunning. The inside, and the roof terraces, are clean and inviting with lots of comfy seating places to read your books or just contemplate the world or view the exhibitions. Rumour had it that they had run out of money to stock new books so it isn’t rammed to the rooftops – but technology plays a part in that, this is a fab design and looks lovely in the picture frame Sue. The frame reinforces the clean lines seen on this modern building. Well done – it is a lovely representation! .
What lovely quilting! It certainly complements your accurate design. Angles and curves all in one place. I really enjoyed reading this blog. It brought back many memories, as I used both the lovely old Reference Library ( when I was a student) and the Central Library. This was new then (when taking my Finals in 1974). I was rather shocked that it was being replaced after only 40 years and very amused to see that the upside-down ziggurat has been replaced by a another, right-side-up ziggurat!
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