Saturday, 27 June 2009

Letters Tied with Blue

Thanks to Debbie Johnson from Letters tied with Blue for a very entertaining class at The Fat Quarters this morning. Debbie produces her own designs of stamps which can be used to stamp on card or fabric and then used for all sorts of things.

This morning we made a bag, here is Debbie showing us the examples. We stamped, using permanent ink pads, onto calico to make the fabric background.

Then used another stamp , in three layers , backed with felt
then cut out and layered up into this lovely flower, embellished with a button.

On the back of the bag I stamped fabric to make a pocket and added a couple more buttons to keep in with the theme.

The stamps can also be used as a pattern for stitcheries too, the possibilities are endless. Just not enough time in the day....

Happy Quilting xx

Monday, 22 June 2009

Poppy fields

Jenny and I went out yesterday to visit Katie on The Art Tour. It was a lovely sunny day, and I had to stop the car and take the photo opportunity when I saw this field of poppies at Corbridge. It was really dramatic.

Looking south.

We went up to Langley and were so inspired by all Katie's creations in her shed that I forgot to take any photos. Visit her at here and see what you missed. Still another 2 or 3 weekends to go, why not pop along.

We stopped of at The Station at Langley for tea and scones. It was so busy with another Art Tour event, we found a quiet corner in the shade to sit and relax.

I got some sewing done too over the weekend. The Wish upon a Star quilt top is eventually finished.

My delphiniums have finally flowered so here is a quick photo before the kids next door knock the tops off with their football!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Afternoon Tea Party


Sorry the blog has been neglected for the last few of weeks but here we are again.

A bit of a catch up.

May bank holiday weekend we took advantage of the weather to go to the seaside - scenic shot of the Northumberland coast. Black sea weed tide line doesn't look very good.

Sunday afternoon we all went to Julie's house for Afternoon tea in the garden in aid Of Marie Curie cancer care. A lovely time was had by all.

I won a prize in the raffle and here I am modelling my lovely new apron.

I have done a little bit of sewing and finally finished the Amy Butler halter top. The pained look is from standing holding in my stomach, while trying to make sure my chest did not bust out too. I should have made a bigger size.

Finally I bought this nice pattern by Marg Low from Just Quilting and made a fancy lavender bag from it. Cute little stitchery.