Monday, 8 December 2014

quick message for tonight.

hi everybody,
 just a quick message for tonight, don't forget we have moved back to manthorpe nursery for our December meeting, don't forget to bring secret santa[ if you wish] and nibbles and some felt and ribbon and your sewing kit as Judith and jean will be showing us Scandinavian woven heart decorations, see you tonight

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

so we started with some hearts....

didn't we work hard last night!, we started with some lovely felt hearts, kindly brought in by wendy and we all proceeded to make heart themed gifts for the guilds tombola,

arnt these a lovely pair.
we thought the gift tags would be a  lovely personal touch on a present

this was a lovely piece of crazy patchwork using shirts.

and isn't this little heart pretty.


and this ones soo funky....

sarah was doing this lovely cross stitch.

and finally, we should be doing trudis little block next month, so I will post again with a photo and requirments list, goodnight everyone and VERY WELL DONE

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


OOH JOY, I loaded up the photographs and blogger has put them on in the wrong order, the first photo should have been the enormous wild moon that followed me home from the group last  evening, lighting up the night sky and casting shadows across the fields of rape.  but enough of this eloquent scene setting.
Il start with a huge apology, I got the dates wrong, the trip around the world workshop with Trudi is the 31st of may NOT the 17th, please adjust your diaries........
looks like we are starting with the show and tell

this is a foundation method Xmas tree decoration- we will do this at the Christmas meet.

and this one,

Last night we all set to and made cloth hats.
     the hats appeared to go to some peoples heads , there was a lot of giggling ,and some people hid behind their machines rather than have their photo taken.

yes its you chloe...

lesleys hat needs some work,

Judith had made a big cutting mat bag.

Im blaming the silliness  on the ginormous moon that we watched, rising above the trees

what a beauty.....

Frankie showed us the dyed wallhanging shes been working on.
and heres another image of the moon..

not everyone finished their hats...

well done jean, [whos already made 6  this week]

ooh, Judith is soo proud of her hat,

Frankies waving judiths danglers about., whilst wearing a new frock.
and very nice it is too.and not everyone sewed,
 some people simply drank tea and had a nice chat....
not naming names.......
and to end with..
the first photo of the rising moon.
its always such an interesting adventure whn attempting to load images onto blogger.
night night.
I find myself humming that oldie but goody, who remembers cat stevens, and moon shadow?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

dont budge an inch.

 hiya everybody, here are some of the postcards we made at the  last meeting, well done, they are lovely. can I remind everyone that we are doing inchies at the march meeting, don't forget your 12 inch background square and the 18 inch square of bondaweb and some scraps and  cutting mat ,cutter, ruler ,scissors, sewing kit, machine and machine threads, now back to show and tell.

someones getting ahead with their Christmas stuff--!!!!! oh no I said that  C word, pretend you didn't see it.

this is clever stuff.

this is Lorraine's pegged postcard, Lorraine was kind enough to show us how to make  rag rugs, thank you Lorraine, 

here is the block using curved piecing technique that we will be doing soon,
heres Lorraine showing us her threading using a monster needle.

heres julies  quilt that has many vintage  fabrics in it, full of memories,

heres  joans tower of flowers

and lastly, my homework from mary sleigh, goodbye and don't forget that wendy will be teaching us inchies at the next meeting,

Sunday, 9 February 2014

winter wonders

good evening ladies, and my total apologies for such a late post,my excuse is that someone  stole January away from me when I wasn't looking, I looked up and February had appeared....
Before we go any further can I remind everyone that tomorrow you will need to bring some thin fabric- like mens shirts and a large bodkin needle- the sort we used to use for threading elastic, we will provide the hessian, and everyone that wants  to can have a go at lorraines rug technique,
so, lets have a gander at everyones work this month
our shining star chloe has been busy, making a skirt with an interesting hem, well done chloe.


shes also made a dress, with a clever insert.

everyone seems to have been very busy,

this is a quite challenging patchwork pattern.

 we all tried making postcards
lorraines beautiful rug.
 this is going to be a stunning quilt, love those rowans

what a lovely hanging

first postcards

well that's all for now see you all tomorrow and don't forget to make a postcard as we will need them for our exhibition this summer,