Thursday 29 October 2020

Stitching News, Hooray!

This is Shirley's first ever finished quilt. She's made a Beginner cushion and a table topper or two but never a full quilt. Just as we were going into the first lock down back in March, she quickly purchased a book and some fabrics so she would have something to play with...

This is the back, it co-ordinates perfectly with the front. Well done Shirley here's your fanfare for the fabulous, faux piped, finish, toot toot toot.

Pam was asked to make a quilt with shirts of a friend's husband... it's such a lovely way to remember people. The shirts were much loved and therefore very well washed and worn, making it a tricky job for Pam. It turned out really well... thanks to Pam's great skill. Toot toot toot Pam, a fabulous finish and a lovely memory.

This is Jenna's first ever sewing project. She's been infected with a sewing bug now... The fabric was purchased a while ago, just because she loved it...

This is the back... Covered buttons and button holes! wow!! Toot toot toot Jenna, it's a fabulous finish and we can't wait to see the other cushions on your sewing agenda... Beware though... it's a slippery slope, Di will have you quilting soon!

Just Edna made a bit of a mess of the first part of lockdown as she fell and broke her flipper, making it impossible to cut and sew. She's back at it now and to help her bones she decided to make a Quilt-As-You-Go project... she's all ready to start joining the blocks together now, apartment-ly of course.

All Day Di made this Llama cushion, isn't it smart! 
She's done it all by her very own self too... woop woop

I'm guessing it will be gifted to Georgina!  There's a zip under that there pretty flap.The Moda Grunge is an excellent choice. Toot toot toot Di, a fabulous finish and another ticked from your long list.


Monday 26 October 2020

Shopping Information/Rules

I really wish I did not have to write this, but I feel I must... 

I truly value all of you as my customers, thank you so much for being a customer. Please know that I am trying to ensure that we are all safe.

Shopping appointments are for one person at a time. I continue to provide hot water and soap for your hand washing before coming in to my shop and mask wearing is obviously necessary too.
Please use your very own loo before coming shopping as you are not able to use my facilities.

IF you are in a bubble with someone, or from the same household, you could both come in at the same time if you have informed me ahead of time. It is best if you do that when booking your shopping appointment. 
I must request that if you are not coming in to shop for supplies, please do not come in. It is/was much fun to accompany your friends, it's all part of the Quilting addiction, but while we have this virus, that fun has to wait.
The fewer people that enter my shop the safer it will be for all of us, myself and my family included.

I know this is not good for business but it is a small price to pay for your safety and for my and my family's safety.
Other shops and businesses are not being so restrictive with their customers, that's fine... 

I am truly sorry if you come to my shop without an appointment and you can't come in because someone else is inside shopping... If no-one is in my shop, or due to come shopping, when you arrive without an appointment, of course I can let you in to browse. 
Pre-booked appointments will always get priority... All you need to do is call me 07807530441 before heading over to check the situation.

Sometimes I can't be in my shop. I will always honour appointments though. 
Last time.... Please call before coming to my shop... 

Sunday 11 October 2020

Thank You Ladies...

Thank you ever so much to all of you who have sent project pictures or have popped in to my shop, with an appointment of course, to have photos taken.
My blog is quite monotonous without project pictures... I might have to take a few pictures of my meals soon!!! ha ha, don't worry... I promise I won't. Lentil soup is not that interesting anyway.

So here we go... I still can't quite get to grips with the way they changed how to do blogger posts, very irritating!

Rose made her sandwich at home, all by her very own self. 
She made a shopping appointment to choose threads and binding fabrics. 
We had a good chat about quilting possibilities too and Rose left all excited to get on with it.
Lick-etty-Split, a few days later, I received the finished quilt picture. 
Of course we can all raise our trumpets to give Rose a fabulous and finished fanfare toot toot toot. This is an original Rose design from her "Wing It" company! A gifting quilt for a very special new addition to the Fish family. 

Jean Bean is back to her sewing after months and months of neglecting it... She's one of the dedicated gardeners you've heard me grumble about, it's just not on to put sunshine and gardening before your stitching, ha! There's another baby coming in the future so Jean has to crack on. It takes ages to applique each delicate flower.

Luna Twearly is a gardener too. She was happy to get a little stitching done. She sent this picture to me a while ago. Lots and lots of Flying Geese units have been made so I suspect there could be be a border soon?

Sister Susie has enjoyed a few shopping appointments. Like all of the ladies who used to come to my very own classroom, Susie is missing the great advice and funny banter but has surprised her very own self with how much she has been able to sew without a safety net. This will be a baby quilt.

Farmer Lynda has been sewing for fun and also making face masks for her family. 
This Batik beauty though, is all for her very own self as it is Lynda's favourite fabric.

Princess Jackie finished this spectacularly cute baby quilt. There have been many French Knots to stitch and there was plenty of Faux Trapunto to quilt around

You can see all the quilting from the back which, as always, is a quilt in it's very own right. Toot toot toot Jackie, another fabulous and finished project, ready for gifting, which can't be easy after all that work!!

Ta daaaaa... Farmer Lynda has been making this beauty for over 2 years and now it's all done, she is questioning why? There have been many projects made by Lynda over those 2 years so I know why... Clue? New Grandchildren, 2 of them ha ha ha. It's a fabulous finish... toot toot toot-etty-toot.

Christabelle has been so busy. A friend is having a first grandbaby soon so Chris was commissioned to make this fabulous Baby Bag, complete with changing mat and a plethora of different handles and pockets and gismos

Look how fabulous the inside is with all those useful pockets, some with zips!! There's a lot of hours of work in this project with such great colours and fabrics... all from my very own shop I should add! It's all made with a printed pattern from ByAnnie.
Toot toot toot Chris, a fabulous and very useful finish.

Our Pam has been swamped with family Face Mask requests. These were made for a Joiner! Perfect and quite quirky don't you think?
Toot toot toot Pam, they are fabulous and, of course, finished.

That's all I have for this post. Now that the days are darking themselves earlier and earlier, maybe more sewing will be done. I'll post more piccies, if I get any.