Friday, 5 January 2018

Christmas Gifts

 I made two table runners for Christmas gifts.
The first table runner was made with Moda fabrics, machine pieced and quilted with metallic thread.  This is the third time I have used this easy design.  It one of those designs that I use as my 'go to' patterns when I need a quick present.
The second table runner was made using the 'quilt as you go' method.  The fabrics are modern Christmas fabrics.  This runner is another very quick and easy pattern.  
This runner could be made wider by adding borders.  This could be used as a bed runner as well as a table runner by changing the fabrics.
I am planning to made more table runners this year as I really enjoyed these easy designs.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

My Word for the Year

My word for 2018 is 'Control".

Do you get the feeling I am still a work in progress quilter?

I am reposting bits of posts that I have written in previous years as this is how am feeling today.  I am in need of organising my clutter/sewing studio and reducing my stash.  I love to make lists and cross things off that list as I achieve or complete an activity. 

No need to buy any new fabric unless if it going to be used in finishing current projects as I already have a very large fabric stash. Be at peace about using every piece of special fabric in my stash. Just use the special fabric to help turn it into a beautiful item.

Start reducing my commitments and saying no to any new ones.  

Be peaceful about my huge number of UFOs.  It is not going to harm me or anyone else if they remain unfinished.  Just enjoy working on the UFOs when time allows.

I need to focus on producing a new portfolio of work. There are many things I would very much like to achieve but time, space and inspiration are passing me by too quickly. 

Last year I set aside Tuesday and Thursday mornings as my working sessions.  It is not important whether the time is spent drafting and designing my new pattern range or sewing.  The important thing is to discipline myself to set aside the time.           
Ready steady go..

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year!
The New Year's Day annual charity swim on Wembury beach.  I have never seen so many people on the beach before today.
All the swimmers were so brave.  They came out of the water a very rosy colour and shivering.
Most have family and friends waiting for them with towels, coats and flasks containing hot drinks.

Well done to the wonderful people of Wembury for their lovely charitable and community spirit.