Monday, 17 September 2012

Autumn Projects

 When the quilt show was on in Tavistock I met the delightful Katy Choroszewska who lives closeby, she hand dyes threads and fabrics - - they are such gorgeous colours, and as I found it so difficult to choose I ended up buying 10!:

I have just finished sewing this lovely little "I do" wedding sampler using the variagated colours:
And I sewed this one for my niece's son who got married over the Bank Holiday weekend, and made it into a Memory Cushion:
I sat down last night before Downton Abbey - so very good to have a Sunday night drama worth watching back on TV - and counted up how many cross-stitch Christmas stockings I need to sew for all the new babies born over the past 18 months:  10 - yes 10!  I think I had better get started and get sewing SOON - and the lovely variagated threads will make them extra special.
I have also been busy with my patchwork baby quilts:  these 2 are waiting to be quilted:
This one is for baby Tom born in Holland recently and he is the grandson of my cousin Margi - she and I went for many years with no contact, but are now back in touch and it is so very lovely, she means the world to me and we are now trying to make up for the lost years.
This next quilt will be going to Australia - don't worry Michelle if you read this - I am in the process of altering the spelling of Sophia - F instead of PH - so glad you told me before I quilted it!!!:
I bought some gorgeous children's fabrics at the FOQ:  this will be my next start for some lucky youngster - I so love these farm animal fabrics:

I collected my latest sampler from the framers - it had to go back after the first collection as it had been framed far too "tight" - cutting off some of the bottom flower border, not sure what she was thinking of, but it is fixed now and looks lovely:
So when I go over to Cowslip next week for the start of my Applique course (back to the Noah's Ark - hurray!) I will give this to Jo as a "thank you" for all she has done for me, especially over the last difficult year - she has been so generous and I appreiciate it so very much.

I am off up to Nottingham again tomorrow till the end of the week to spend time with my Mum, so I can make a start on those Christmas stockings, it will be the perfect opportunity.
Thank you all for your encouraging comments - and I hope everyone has a good creative week!


  1. I am off to check out Katy's website. Wishing you a good week ahead.

  2. I succumbed to a little bit of the fabric and thread too. The colours were just beautiful and choosing was hard. Love the stitching. Jo will love her sampler.

  3. Have a safe journey and a nice time with your Mum. You've got some beautiful projects there but I dont' envy you all that work! Jx