Monday, 28 September 2009

here i am printing up yards of felt ready to take to ireland at the weekend providing i can get it all in my bags, i don't appear to have a very big weight allowance - i suppose i don't really need much in the way of clothes.
i'm really looking forward to my trip to tralee but just a little nervous that the power point technology will work for my talk, it will be a bit dull without any images - i can't take a load of quilts on ryan air.

Friday, 18 September 2009

journal quilts

two posts in one day - perhaps i just haven't got enough to do!

just wanted to share this with you, i'm doing the journal quilt project with contemporary quilt, part of the quilters' guild. we have to produce a small quilt (6" x 12") every month and provide notes about why we are doing them. you can see a selection of the quilts at the creative stitches & hobbycarfts show at exeter 24-27 sept

a useful bit of kit

i came across this portable design wall at the festival of quilts, its easy to assemble and packs away really small so its very portable, but its proving to be really useful already in the studio where i'm beavering away on a commission - i'll share it with you when it looks a bit more together.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

changes are coming

big celebrations - after two years' of deliberations, planning,paperwork and bureaucracy we have at last got full planning permission to build 2 new houses in our garden!
A massive project which, hopefully, will give us a new house (complete with beautiful new studio) where the christmas tree plantation is at the moment. i am sure this is just the beginning and we have a long way to go but we've now got over the first big hurdle.