Day one of the studio build

Day one was actually just half a day as Seb and Joe, my amazing builders, arrived at 1 ish. However they achieved millions in the four hours or so they were at work. First they set about demolishing a whole shed, scaring away many spiders in the process (including some fearsome and large False Widow […]

Happy quilting

Mainly a picture post. I’m working hard trying to finish two quilts for a set of twins. Have just finished the first one and due to quilt and bind the second one tomorrow. All done on my trusty Husqvarna 875q which is back from the repair shop again. Hurrah!

My granny’s scissors…

I inherited these from my paternal grandmother. Now I don’t even remember her ever doing any embroidery of knitting, it was always crosswords… But they are obviously well used and sharpened many many times as you can see. Glad to be using them still!

Chinese tape measures – cause for much hilarity and wasted fabric

So last week I was running a beginners sewing class… Two students, two tape measures, two cushions in progress… So far so normal… Then I looked at one of the students cushion pieces and realised they were huge compared to the other’s. I had thought it odd when the cushion lad measured in at 25″ […]