Tag: applique

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This is an introduction to me and also an introduction for me in writing blogs, so, wish me luck! This is an answer to the questions : what brought you to sewing? What was your very first quilt – do you still have it? Are you part of a sewing group – what do you…

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So here I sit broken hearted, forgot my password and can’t get started!!!  😂 …….. Hi Everyone! I wasn’t at all sure what I would be wittering on about today other than the Mystery Quilt BOM’s, but I’ve just found an accidental topic! Older age and technical stuff during lockdown! Now, I thought I was…

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I don’t know about you, but I feel as if I’ve missed spring.  The last time I went driving anywhere, the snowdrops and crocuses were carpeting the green spaces. Then came Covid-19 and I seem to have missed the daffodils. Fortunately, for my spring challenge was Daffodils, now I can have my fill of spring…

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It’s a very strange time we are living in right now. Wether you are working as one of our wonderful key workers or doing your bit by staying at home. We are lucky, in at least we can occupy ourselves with our stitching. So I have been keeping a diary of sorts, stitched and written…

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Just a quick and easy pattern for you today, brilliant for appliqué and hand sewing. My friend, Veronica, showed me one she had made and said how fantastic it was. It really is, such a simple idea but you’ll find it so useful. Requirements 4″ Square of fabric. If you have smaller hands, then 3½”…

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This is a tale I found in a very old book dated around 1364. I discovered the volume holding up a back leg of an old sideboard in a deceased relatives house, in the old fishing port of Whitby. It was very tatty and musty smelling, with many small nibbles, mould and fungi sprouting out…

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2 weeks before Christmas I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write them one…

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Not one to shirk at a challenge I thought a song title quilt would be an interesting one. Esp in the lead up to one of my fav times of year. So I accepted Sylvias call out to the bloggeratti. Excitement mounted as I waited for my title. It plummeted to below ground when I…

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Until this challenge, I’d never really taken the time to stop and analyse song lyrics.  I just sang the songs and enjoyed the music and where Queen is involved, I just love it.  Although Bohemian Rhapsody has to be one of my all time favourites, I wasn’t disappointed to get Under Pressure. My first action…

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Christmas means so much to so many people. Our childhood memories of the celebrations and the family time are just so special. As a young adult I decided that Christmas was something we create for others, and in doing so, we create it for ourselves. And that is why we have the traditions, the ceremonies,…

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After making a few snowflakes for the ‘fire and ice’ quilts last year, I became fascinated by their potential. They are beautiful, each individual, symmetric but also flawed, each growing differently but under the same constraints. To make the patterns for my snowflakes, I first looked at close-ups of snowflakes and I just love the…

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I live in a b&b in Whitby. My husband and I do all the running of it. It’s very hard work during the summer months, but great fun helping guests enjoy Whitby and their holidays. There’s always new festivals to enjoy and familiar places and faces to visit. Once the jobs are done and it’s…