Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Oh kay where were we on this?
I was quilting Diane's piece based on Australia/Oceania 
I had promised more pics.

                                                          Fabric with her inspiration pic

                                                        Quilting thread

                                                             Background fabric

                                      Better pic of quilting

After handing this one on I received the piece based on India which was Margaret's originally. I think Nickie had quilted this piece and I was dreading getting this one as I loved it and really did not want to cut it up. I decided not to mess around with it too much. I backed it with a rich purple and cut wedge shapes.I did this from the back so that I was not distracted by the patterns. 

                                  This has now been passed on to Diane who has to form it into a vessel.
I now have the piece based on Europe to form into a vessel.
Think this stage may have a bit of an extension on time as Nickie is having a difficult time at the moment.
My thoughts are with her. 

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Catching up

So much has been happening it is difficult to remember things in the correct chronological order so I shall just list stuff in a stream of consciousness and hope it works out OK.
So to recap.
I went to a hen-night.
My son's fiance's . We did belly dancing with my teacher Wendy and it was great fun.

                         This last pic is Jessica the bride to be.

Two weeks later we had the wedding. Brentwood registry office and then back to a marquee in our back garden. Phil and lodger Nigel had been working tremendously hard to get the house and garden ready for this. Lots of tidying up outside. Lights put up and the kitchen painted to list just a few of the jobs they got done. It was all so worth the effort as the day was absolutely fantastic. Huge credit to Jessica and her organisational skills. 

                                 Look at my boy!

               Happy bride and groom with just the 
corner of Nan Con

Love the way he is looking at her here   
Me attempting to pour a beer under Rob's tuition
Cutting the cake

All in all a fantastic day which we thoroughly enjoyed and hope everyone that attended did too

Sunday, 13 June 2010


Sorry I have been completely absent from my blog. My son got married on Friday and as the reception was in our garden we have had a fair amount to do. Now this has happened maybe normal service will be resumed. Actually not quite true as normally I have been blogging very infrequently and I will try to be a bit more diligent from now on