Thursday, 29 June 2017

I'm off.........

Such excitement today, I'm off to Higham Hall for four days embroidery.  I usually know most of the ladies in the class and it is such a giggle, I have a great time.  The teacher, Angie, is excellent, and very patient as she sometimes has to show me two or three times before I 'get it''   The college is wonderful, a stately home, and the food is so good, we get homemade biscuits with morning coffee and homemade cake with afternoon tea too, delicious.

I nearly didn't post this week I have so little to show, or rather that I can show.  So, what have I made?

I went to my sewing group on Saturday and I made four new blocks......

to go with the others.  Looking at them all together I realise I need to add more green, black. white, and grey, as well as the two new ones.  Can you tell I'm drawn to the yellowish colour?   I had to leave early as my husband was teaching and I don't like to leave my lovely girls Ella and Indi, my working type springer spaniels too long.  Honestly, sometimes I feel as if I'm on a piece of elastic, I leave home and I am having a great time, then suddenly, I am twanged back time up.

I can show you my stash bee blocks though,

here they are all laid out on my bed.  It's not the final arrangement but you can see how it will come together.  What do you think?  I couldn't have got the same variety of scraps making it myself.  Isn't it funny that although we all have a stash they are SO different, different colours, styles and variety, some have an emphasis on subtle, some loud, some patterned and some plains.  Like life really, variety makes it so much more interesting.

Now about that secret project, no I can't show you, but I can tell you, it's for the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict that starts July 14th.  Would you believe there are over thirty of us taking part this year?  It is going to be such fun with two or three bloggers showing off their Christmas projects every day, I will be posting on Thursday 19th and I do hope you will visit and see my contribution.  It is my own design, no I am not a designer so you will just have to wait and decide for yourself, inspired or dogs dinner.  In fact I have done a couple of variations to the basic pattern too.  I'm quite nervous about it, it's like stripping off at a nudist beach I suppose ( I said SUPPOSE, I haven't ever been to one let alone stripped off), I will be exposing myself to the blogging world, scary.  You really want a sneak peak?  Well..........

Can you read it?

HAH!!!  You didn't think I would really expose myself to ridicule did you?  You just HAVE to come back on July 19th to see that.

But I will be back next week and I will hopefully have my little embroidery piece finished to show you as well as progress on my ongoing project, I showed you where I was up to last week.

So until then,
with smiles from,


  1. I am looking forward to seeing the great Christmas projects for Christmas in July. It looks like you've done some fun new quilt blocks. Have a great day! --Andrea

  2. Looking forward to seeing your project for the blog hop. I know what I'm making, but I haven't started yet. Oh my.....

  3. You crack me up girl!!! The blog hop will be fun for sure. Working on my pattern release for it and the runner. Wouldn't it be so fun to see other peoples stashes in person!!!

  4. I just love scrappy quilts and looking forward to seeing how you put your Bee blocks together. What a variety you got! What are you planning on doing with your sampler quilt? It's looking great!

  5. Hope you have a great time at your embroidery class !

  6. I love those stash bee blocks--lots of really great variety and they will look fabulous together. Have a great time at your retreat! And your no peaking signs are too funny! :)

  7. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas blocks , I'll have to tell myself it's not July ! An embroidery weekend sounds bliss . Enjoy

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