Sunday, 8 September 2019

Inspired by Japan

....in Wensleydale!

I had an email today from one of the participants in my workshop at Harmby.

All I can say is WOW!!!









Well done Norma....so proud of you!!

x C

Monday, 26 August 2019

Belle d'Alsace

I've named her "Belle"...

...simply because she is beautiful!!

I found her lying, discarded in a basket at an Emmaus...

...and bought her, along with a few others, for 2 Euros.

She was looking a bit "down-at-heel" bless her...





Her clothes were stiff and shoddy.

Her hair was.....

....having a "bad-hair-day".

So...

....I set to work with some sparkly hexies...

...and turned her into "Belle".







She is my little darling from Alsace...

...and doubles as a place to keep my embroidery scissors, pins and needles. :-)

Very pleased I am.

(...and I think she is too!)

x C

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Sparkly Hexies!!

Here's a small project that I'm currently working on.....

.....lovely William Morris patterns on luscious gold-printed fabrics!

Hopefully...

..."She" will be finished later this week......  :-)






Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend...

X     C

Monday, 19 August 2019

Holiday supplies in the post

Just to give you a clue...... :-)





Bags full of bits....

...who can resist bits??!!

These will be used in some scenery textile minis......

x C

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Rekindling a love of hexies

So...

...back from this year's workshops and shows...

...and now for the beginning of some well-deserved "me-time"!!

I really feel like I've been running a constant marathon for the last 3-4 years.

I want to have a couple of sloooooow looooong-term projects on the go...

...and hexies fit the bill beautifully!

These are for a wall quilt...

...that requires over 2,950 mini-hexagons. Mini as in sides being half an inch (12mm). :-)

It has begun....


 Many have been marked-out and cut...




Loads and loads of papers pieces pile up....




Some were done at Cardiff Quilters yesterday :-) (Nice to be back)




And.....to give you an idea of the size.....





Not only is a wall quilt being planned...

...but some holiday hexies too.

Just drool over these fabrics ready for an eagerly anticipated trip to somewhere utterly beautiful!!







Getting excited now...

x C

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Bishop Burton Summer School 2019

I had a wonderful time with the ladies of Yorkshire & The Humber (plus a few who sneaked in from the N.E and N.W Regions!!)......at Bishop Burton College.

Plenty more Japanese Inspiration was flowing around...

...and many beautiful pieces were to be found around the tables!

It was a weekend of lively chat...

....information sharing....

.....lots and lots of laughs....

.....Haiku....

...and a Winky Wonky Donkey.

Go on.........clicky the linky dinky winky wonkey donkey!!! :-D

(No doubt this was the reason for the sign as you walked from the residence to the restaurant and art rooms)




There were many stencils done...




....Semamori...





...and Sashiko stitching.....










panels...




...and books...





Thanks for a lovely time....

....and see you again in 2022 for Broderie Glazig!!

x C

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Japan in the Dales Part 2

Here are the rest of the piccies.....

....enjoy.....

...and I'll see some of you next weekend!!

x C