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Sewing retreat

Hello everyone. I hope you've made the most of another Bank Holiday. I've been very lucky and have been at a sewing retreat.  It's great fun - an opportunity to sew and socialise and learn new things. So here are some photos of what I got up to:
Still to be quilted but nice bright cushion covers  A 'doodle cushion' which looks very complicated but as it was well thought out was actually as easy or as hard as you wanted to make it  Disappearing nine patch with a lovely charm pack - Persimmon by Moda, plus a few of my own and the spotty fabric to pull it all together.  Cut and come again - a workshop by Edwina Mackinnon which I keep on at. I really like the results.
And finally a bowl I am very very pleased with. The original fabric was truly horrendous and this is a massive improvement. Now there was a catastrophic event on the retreat. My machine broke on Saturday morning - not even half way through. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Thank goodness for the amazing Sar…

Workshop with Christine Plummer

Hello all. So, yesterday I attended a workshop with the Leamington Embroiderers Guild with Christine Plummer. And, amazingly it's one of the first workshops where nearly all of us finished the item we were making - and those who hadn't finished were very near to. Another added bonus was that if you wanted you could buy a kit! Happy days. So here is my offering:

Off to put all the stuff away ...

May Day Bank Holiday weekend and other stuff

Hello all. In the UK Bank Holidays have a reputation for having rubbish weather, which suits the British as we love to moan about the weather.  This weekend has been a typical mixed bag. Friday was very nice and I managed to split a Japanese Anemone, and replant the parts. So I was pleased when it rained heavily yesterday as it saved me watering them in. The weather also gave me the opportunity to spend the day tidying my sewing room. I have managed to tidy the cupboard. It's all labelled, and hopefully, it makes a bit more sense. I must say it was very satisfying. So no excuses now .... I went to the British Quilt and Stitch Village at Uttoxeter Racecourse last weekend. It's a relatively low key event, well anything is compared to Festival of Quilts. There's a good mix of quilting, embroidery and traders. So, here are a few photos from the event:

 This is a beautiful example of embroidery. Beautiful muted fabrics and lots and lots of stitching.

I loved the Modern Quilts that …