Friday, 3 July 2015


Tennis is on, sun is on the table and my two boys are relaxing.
Rupert and Tom taking a break.

Thursday, 2 July 2015


I've finished 2 of my smaller crazy patchwork hexagons, they just need wadding and backing now.

These hexagons are a lot smaller than my usual size measuring only5 inches across the flat sides.

Now I am looking forward to embellishing this yellow one.

Above are some more templates that Tom has cut out for me, these are a bit bigger in size, 7 1/2 inches across.
Although the smaller one's are fun they really don't allow for a lot of embellishment so I'm looking forward to seeing what the larger one will look like.

Nothing much else happening here, sweltering yesterday like the rest of the country and quite nice and cool today with some well needed rain.
Tennis takes priority now and Wimbledon is on the cards every afternoon for the next 2 weeks so sewing may take a bit of a back seat.

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Spotted outside Lidl, this beautiful 12 week old Bulldog puppy.

Monday, 22 June 2015


Lovely rain, just what the Bijou garden needs.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


I've started another project and I shouldn't really.  This is what happens all of the time, I vow to finish one thing up before starting another but can't help myself.
I saw on Youtube a video about making large hexagons as you go and of course I just had to start one.

Tom made me the template and its bigger than usual, 5 inches across.  This is ideal for embellishing and can be finished a lot quicker than the blocks.
Once again I've used the machine for the meandering gold background and for the stalks of the Parsley.  I must say things are a lot quicker with the machine even if I feel as though I'm cheating a bit after doing it all by hand for so many years.
This is my interpretation of a cow parsley, I always look forward to the cow parsley time of year when the edges of the country roads are overflowing with it.
I've already got an idea for the next one, so there you go, it will not stop at one and once again I'll be getting bogged down with things. lol

Friday, 12 June 2015


Where do you go when it'a a hot sticky day and you've got black fur?
Why, under the table of course.
Princess using the second chair as a pillow.

Rupert went one step further and used two chairs to stretch out on, but then he is a very looooong boy.

Thursday, 11 June 2015




The Oak tree in winter is now completed on the new block. 
The trunk and main branches were hand sewn but the twiggy bits on the branches I worked on the sewing machine using the free embroidery method.
This is fairly new for me but I found it quite easy and so effective that I think as my hands are not as nimble as they used to be that I shall be using my machine a bit more.  I like the finished look of this.

Now I have to get my thinking cap on as to how to deal with the rest of the block.  I have an idea of larger (maybe wired) oak leaves in each corner but we shall see.  Some of my bright ideas never come to fruition. lol