Monday, 27 June 2011

My Weekend - But No Photos

I managed to forget my camera so have no photographs to show you but here's a progress report anyway.

On Friday I went to my quilting group, Mustard Seed Quilters, and finished my swap quilt for the BritQuilt Swap.  It has to be in the post on 1st July so that was a bit close for comfort but it met with approval at my group so I do hope my partner is going to like it.  I'll post about it and the one I receive in the swap all together when I have my camera.

On Saturday I went to a Quilters' Guild fun day in North Walsham.  There were lots of people there and the usual attractions - Barbara from Sew Creative was the trader, there was bring and buy, lots of quilting magazines going for 50p each, a good raffle and Steve from The Sewing Machine Centre was there (which was my main downfall!)  As well as the opportunity to eat cake and chat with quilting friends there were two lovely workshops.  Margaret Currie taught us how to make fabric flowers and brooches and then Heather Hasthorpe taught us how to fold an origami box, first in paper and then in fabric.  Photos will follow.  I was also very honoured when a fellow quilter asked me to show her how to do sashiko stitching and she made a lovely start to her sample piece.  I got the last of the cherry blossoms made and stitched to my Mount Fuji quiltlet so it just needs backing and binding but there's no sewing going on here today.  For those of you used to higher temperatures this will sound pathetic but we in the south of England are currently baking with temperatures of 32C and it's getting more and more humid and stormy, not a day for picking up a needle.  A little gentle weeding in the shade and a lot of sitting down with a cooling drink is what I'm up to today.  What are you doing?


  1. I love to read the details and I can see the pictures in my mind. How fortunate you are to have more than one group to attend.
    Yes, a muggy 32c is not quilting weather. We had a day like that at camp. Though I'm not crazy about the gray rainy weather we are having, I do not look forward to what follows!

  2. You did have a busy weekend. No photo is ok I can imagine them in my mind as well. I bet you got many new ideas for new projects! Hugs Nat


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