Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Tombolas and Raffles

Alizarin is coming along v - e - r - y s - l - o - w - l - y. As you can see I have only done the redwork embroidery so far. Will keep you posted with it's progress.

This little bag was made for the Quilters Guild 'put-em-ins'. They will be selling them at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August in a tombola style thing to raise money for the upkeep of their quilt museum in York. This was a little pattern that Jackie brought with her. I also made one for myself.

Jackie and I had a Sewing Sunday - but without the Soup this time - instead we had South Square Salad. Jackie had brought this pattern along - we are making cushions so we can sit in comfort to watch the Royal Wedding. The top one is mine and the one underneath is Jackie's.

Other news - I won third prize in the Imperial Quilter's raffle on Monday night. I got some wadding!! Very exciting - never won their raffle before! Didn't bother taking a photo of it because wadding isn't terribly exciting to photograph!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Mothers Day in England

I was inspired by the mothers day cards on this blog click here and scroll down to 23 March 2011. My printer has stopped working - how sad - so I could only write my greeting - I made one for my mum and one for mother in law. Let's hope their eye-sight isn't up to scrutinising too closely!!!! The yo yo flower is a brooch, which can be removed and worn. I thought about getting a little American red white and blue theme going for these cards, but they could also wear their brooches for the Royal Wedding.

And this is mine - I was looking for a star-shaped white button, but I'm still looking!

I'm also STILL waiting for the card from my DS - if you're reading this Tom - you now have TWO Mother's Days to remember and send cards - a handmade one will always make it to the blog!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

In every room of the house....

.... you can celebrate the Royal Wedding.

I was fabric shopping this afternoon and found a lovely fabric produced specially for the forthcoming Royal Wedding. It had a lovely curly monogram of a W and a C as part of the design. I decided not to buy any as I couldn't think of any use for it - however on the way home I decided I could probably make a quilted Toilet Roll Holder. Maybe I should go back and buy some!

click here to view fabric