24 November 2008

Little Quilted Bags and Stuff















This is what I did with the leftovers from my big quilt - Christmas pressies all sorted!














This was leftovers too, but big enough for a single bed.












And I used up some extra heavy calico and a few scraps of pretty fabric on these


This is Ben, 14 and still going strong!


This is our elderly mutt Ben - he's a real sweetie but mad as a hatter. His mum was a Doberman and dad was unknown so he's a pretty big lad.

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show

Had a lovely day out with some friends in Harrogate yesterday at the annual Knitting and Stitching Show. Saw lots of lovely things, including Possum Wool clothing, which they produce in New Zealand from the annual Possum cull - apparently Australian Possums are a real menace in NZ! Nearly but not quite bought a pair of possum gloves! Saw lots of cross stitch patterns, and a few beautiful quilts, which have inspired my next project...

Then on to Betty's Tea Rooms for a lovely meal before we drove home again in minus 1 degrees.

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=23&view=overview

21 November 2008

My Second Attempt at a Patchwork Quilt




Having finally finished this masterpiece (!) I felt I had to share it with others because it looks so nice on my bed! It was constructed from 24 different cotton fabrics and took many months to complete.