Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time passes!

Suddenly it's nearly the end of January! Where does the time go? We weren't able to go to the show at Ardingly due to the turbo on the van breaking down. I'm not sure what this actually is but I do know it's going to cost a lot of money to make better! Ah well with all the snow across the country we were probably meant to stay here!  We even had some snow ourselves on Monday! It lasted all of four hours! At least I was able to get to work which I am enjoying immensely. This is my new part time job at the Sewing Studio in Redruth. I work on Mondays and Tuesdays and it's great!

We have been dyeing more rainbow bundles and they have been going like hot cakes. The bundle consists of 6 x FQ's of a set of colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. We have done lights, brights and muted using different primary colours. I shall be adding them to the website and they will retail at £15.00.


The above shows the muted and light bundles.

I have a lovely fire, some crumpets and a good book so I am going to toast crumpets and read! What could be better on a chilly January late afternoon!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy New Year!

Somehow Christmas and the New Year have passed me by almost unnoticed! It was a quiet Christmas but good and then suddenly it is now nearly a week into 2013. Where has all that time gone? 

Before Christmas we, that is Farne Designs, had a great article on the business in Patchwork and Quilting with lots of lovely pictures. Graeme and I were really pleased and we loved having Judi Mendelssohn visit us! We are hoping for great things! And a good plug for the Sewing Studio in Redruth too. I am going to be working there from next week for two and a half days a week. I'm really looking forward to it!

I have been doing some dyeing which is a real treat as most of the dyeing lately has been done by Graeme who has taken to it like a duck to water, leaving me to do the sewing! I have been dyeing rainbow colour runs. One set have been brights and the second set has been lights. I'm really pleased with them!

Classes start again this coming Wednesday and I have been sorting out new block patterns for the irregular sampler quilt we are making. It is a quilt as you go piece and I have a lot of catching up to do! So tomorrow I think I will be chained to the sewing machine! 


As well as using our own hand-dyed fabrics I have also used some of my precious Kona Bay fabrics. I really love these Japanese patterns. The blocks look really simple the secret is in getting perfect points! 

My son got married last November and for Christmas I made him and his new wife Mel a memory quilt using photos I'd taken at the wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and they were delighted with it! 

Not the best photos I'm afraid! I used some of the Kona Bay fabric in this as well because the wedding favours on the table at the reception contained coin charms and similar things and my son is enthralled by all things Japanese! It was a lovely wedding!