Tag: Gulliver

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I’ve noticed recently that there has been a resurgence of hand stitching, both in the embroidery and the quilting worlds. I love hand stitching and do it regularly, often in unusual places, such as the car (while husband is driving!) coffee shops and sitting on the beach, not that unusual really. I quite fancied having…

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Recycling has been in my blood since before I was born. My mum was a great recycler, long before it was termed recycling. She used to call us ‘second hand Roses’, Maybe it was being brought up during and after the war that did it. (My mum, not me) The only thing I remember getting…

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Gulliver had a very important job to do this week. He took a very special parcel to the post office. In his parcel are 6 quilts featuring himself. They are from the UKQU competitions from last year. 6 monthly competitions based on a theme. Gulliver was very fortunate to be asked to send all 6…

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Gulliver has been very busy theses last few weeks. So much so he’s kept my sewing machine very occupied. March brought with it two storms, Freya and Gareth. It’s no fun being a small bird in all that weather. Gulliver barely held onto his perch.   I don’t know if you have ever watched seagulls…

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I was sent some lovely fabric to try by The Craft Cotton Co. It really is a pleasure to work with. Good quality, nice thickness of threads. Very nice to handle. I was sent the Chickie fat quarters. 5 complementary fabrics, A humorous range of quirky chickens in wellies. I love them and they remind…

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Why Gulliver needs a No Deal Brexit. Firstly I’d like to apologise for starting my blog this month with the B word. I know it’s not everyone’s favourite subject and to be honest I’d rather not be discussing it here. However I’ve recently been made aware that possible outcomes relating to Brexit negotiations could have…

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I have been sent some wonderful Makower Sea Breeze fabric to review. It really is a lovely fabric with which to work. I was sent 14 10inch squares. Before receiving them I had planned to re-cover a deck chair, possibly in stripes of fabric. On receiving them I realised they were Far to interesting and…

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Last year as part of a stitching group I belong to, we did a travelling journal. We started with a blank book and put a piece of work into it. Then it got passed along to the next person on the list. This ment each month you gave a little piece of work away, but…

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I am a member of UK Quilters United FB Show Galleries 2019 Facebook Page. The idea is to create work for our FB Group to show in galleries at varying shows. Up till now it’s been postcard size work. It has been decided to make A4 sized pieces. A poll was created to decide on…

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Welcome to 2019. Hope you have all had a wonderful time. I thought I’d have a little review of the last year, rather than making a resolution. I go to a U3A embroidery group, last year we decide to do a travelling journal/book round robin. You start with an empty book and make a bit…

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Christmas sewing Got a bit of spare time over Christmas? Need to get away from the turkey and sprouts? A quick little make, or a new technique to try? This year I’ve used my grandsons drawing to create a few small journal quilts. I make these little images as stand alone journal quilts or bigger…

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What a beautiful selection of fabrics in this lovely range by Makower UK, Dragonheart. Sure to be a success.   The images on the fabric are so appealing. The quality of the fabric and the vibrancy of the colours have to be seen. I knew as soon as I saw the dragons, little knights and…