Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Joy-filled New Year.Image result for nativity

Best wishes,

Chris x



Quick and Easy

Welcome 🙂

Today is the shortest day so from tomorrow, even if I can’t really tell, the days are getting longer and that makes me feel happy.

A short while ago at one of my quilt groups I made this sweet little Snowman wreath.

20171118_100953The wreath is just a polystyrene ring covered by knotting strips of fabric round – quick and easy. ( I used a fabric which has ‘two sides’ and the strips were cut with pinking shears so it doesn’t fray as much as it could).


and Mr Snowman is just two pieces of felt stitched together and stuffed with a bit of toy stuffing and decorated however the mood takes you! Some people had top hats on their snowmen which looked good.

I’ve started working on my oldest UFO this week, it’s been sitting staring at me, with reproach, for at least SIX YEARS and maybe even longer. It feels good to be finally getting on with it. I’ll show it to you when it’s done which, fingers crossed, won’t be long 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x

Lucy Boston made me do it

Welcome 🙂

There seems to have been a flurry of interest over the Lucy Boston quilts this year around here. Quite a number of my quilty pals have started making her most well known quilt, Patchwork of the Crosses, and after resolving not to concentrate on anything but my Dear Jane quilt I succumbed and started making one too. Poor Jane – will she ever get finished?

I’m making a 9 block version and have enjoyed the fussy cutting involved although am slightly horrified at the amount of fabric which is wasted. However I clearly overcame my horror to produce these blocks…


I’m now slowly, slowly working on the borders and corner blocks. These should keep me busy over Christmas when only a bit of hand sewing will do 😉

I hope all your preparations for Christmas are under control, I’m getting there but am finding way too many distractions! Son 2 is coming home tomorrow and I can’t wait 🙂 🙂 🙂

Take care.

Until next time,

Chris x

Blog Break

Welcome all 🙂

I think I should be welcoming myself back as well after a period of time when my blogging mojo just disappeared. I hadn’t really appreciated how long it had been until Lin from St Victor Quilts emailed me asking me if I was OK. Thank you Lin, I really appreciated your email and yes I’m fine.

Like many of you I’ve been busy making ‘secret’ things which still can’t be revealed but I will make sure I take some photos of each item before the wrapping process happens 😉

Back in October a dear friend got married. She has been a member of my ‘Ladies Wot Sew’ group from when it first started and so we got together and made her a wall hanging which was used as a Lectern frontal during the wedding. We didn’t leave her out of the sewing process, oh no! Everyone made at least one flower which seemed very appropriate as together we’ve been part of producing a couple of displays for our Church’s flower festival. We will miss our friend but wish her all the happiness in the world and hope she will visit when she can.



When my vicar saw the frontal he was delighted to see what he thought was a new piece of textile ‘decoration’ for the Church and, I think, was a bit disappointed to discover that our friend was taking it with her. So I set to and made a second version so future couples can have it at their weddings.

The second of my ‘Show and Tells’ is a heart wall hanging cum lap quilt which I saw on Pinterest and liked. It’s taken me a long time to finish as it kept being put to one side but after my new daughter -in-law saw it and liked it I was motivated to finish it and give it to her for her birthday, which was this week.


Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville’s Quips and Snips has started her 2017 Mystery quilt instructions, after taking part last year I was hugely tempted to join in this year too especially after seeing the beautiful colours she’s chosen for her version. But although I’ve completed last year’s design, it isn’t quilted yet and perhaps I should concentrate on doing that first. I’m saving all the instructions though. I’ll content myself with watching everyone else’s creations take shape.

These seem to be the only photos I took of it, another reason to get it quilted so I can show you 🙂

Until I post again, take care.

Chris x