Tag: Bloggerati

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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 ours. When fostering for an agency, the children we tend to look after are those who are…

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When putting my hand up to be given a song title to interpret by making something quilty, I wasn’t at all sure I’d get a song title that I actually recognised; as I had never heard of some of the ones allocated early on! When Sylvia gave me the title, I was relieved; I recognised…

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Or should I say easier!  Second time around for what?  Second time to go on the Bloggerati Retreat.  You may remember before going last year there was a little bit of anguish which you can read about it here.  This year, it was so much easier.  I think that having it in the same place…

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Friday 15th November – the date had been set for some months, and the day came and quilters made their way to the venue. However, in my mind, the retreat had started a few days before. This year I was ready for it: the day came when the iPad went into overdrive on the ‘pings’.…

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Sewing at home is usually done alone and I for one, prefer sewing in comfy clothes (think track suit bottoms or comfy leggings) and some cosy slippers. Admittedly, I take off the left slipper when using the pedal, so my slippers need to be the open-back type. Whilst at the Bloggerati retreat this last weekend,…

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It seems a life time ago that we attended the Bloggerati Retreat and already there are plans afoot for the next one.  The last retreat was precious time for me to concentrate on sewing, something I don’t often enjoy with a busy job and other obligations.  Not only did I have time to sew, it…

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Way way back many centuries ago…okay, many moons ago a suggestion was made: who would be interested in going on a sewing retreat? (Who can name the musical referred to here?!) This seemed like a dream come true – a weekend away, no cooking to be done, sitting sewing to your heart’s content. The deposit…

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I can’t thank you enough for your comments and messages following my last blog post.  It struck a chord with some who were feeling the same way.  It made it so much easier to meet them and virtual hugs turned to hugs in person. Arriving early meant I go to an almost empty sewing room…

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Friday, 30th November dawned chilly and damp .. but across the UK the Bloggers of UKQU were stuffing their cars with machines and fabric ready for the journey to the FIrst Annual Bloggerati on Retreat.  You could sense the excitement across the virtual waves, and for the first time virtuality was transforming into reality with three…

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‘Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring.  Bound by wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire.’ (Johnny Cash) I love this song and we regularly blast it out in our Ukulele Group.  Great piece of music and please feel free to play and sing along as you make this row!  (Find chords…

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To Wash or Not to Wash.. The Great Debate Arguably, pre-washing quilting fabrics is THE great quilter’s debate. Followed by “Polycotton or Cotton Thread?” and “To Tear or to Cut?” Such topics come up regularly in our Facebook group UK Quilters United and the responses are both well represented (topics for another day Oooo!) But…