Saturday, 19 January 2013

First 'turtle' day of 2013......................

Its been ages since Carolyn and I have got together for a 'turtle' day. After a catch up, coffee and of course biscuits, we started work making patterns and templates for our new Easter project.
Not much to see at present, but below is a little taster of background fabric to get us started.  

We'll reveal more as we go along.

If you haven't had a chance to look at our new Diary Dates, then pop over to our web site and see our wide selection of workshops on offer. Our next one, Free Machine Quilting and Painting on 7th Feb at Fraddon Village Hall is one of my favourites. If Free Machining sends you into a panic, let us coax you through the stages with a variety of patterns on a small manageable piece.

If you're already a whiz, then we'll show you a painting technique that will enhance your quilting. It's a fabulous day to learn a new skill.

Here in Cornwall we have escaped the snow so far, but if it's keeping you indoors I hope you're keeping busy and warm being creative.

Bye for now

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year.......... 'Itchy Fingers'

Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the celebrations.

It's time to get back into creative mode for me, after a very long time away from anything to do with needle and thread.
Before Christmas I started to move sewing rooms, which was then put on hold while we visited family over the festive period. I'm just about moved and organized now and hopefully I'll remember where I've put everything!

We briefly visit our daughters in London and on a walk at the Southbank Centre we came across this amazing sculpture.......... 

Under The Baobab
I've googled it since coming home, it's part of the Festival of the World and it's a stack of fabric rings standing 15 metres tall, using material from around the globe, I think it's wonderful, wish I'd taken a close up.
Here are a couple of other things I thought were interesting.........

Painted Patchwork 1
Painted Patchwork 2
Some graffiti art in a skate park.................

If like me you're desperate to get creative, we have a variety of workshops at Fraddon Village Hall and also at Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts, Perranarworthal, starting with our popular Fuchsia Box on January 17th at Fraddon. We've also been invited to take an Easter Retreat at Degembris Manor Farm on February 22nd - 24th, more details of that to follow. As always the details of all our workshops can be found on our web site.

Tomorrow I hope to spend a few hours settling into my re-located sewing room and relieve my 'itchy fingers'.

And finally, on behalf of Carolyn and myself, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and creative 2013, thanks for reading.