Saturday, 31 August 2013

turkey shed textiles launch

STOP PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the first sessions at the turkey shed have now been launched go to to see the details. places are limited so if you are interested in working with me in  lucie's brand new studio then get yourself signed up.

we are kicking off at the end of September with a lovely relaxed day dyeing your own fabrics
hope you'll come and join us.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

loot from the festival

i was extremely restrained in my shopping at the festival of quilts - I don't know how I kept my resolve - except i'm very aware of the size of my stash!! anyway I did indulge in this little bundle of luscious Donegal tweed (I do have a tiny bit more of this stuff that I bought in Dublin) and my plan is to make a tunic or pinafore dress for the winter - yes dressmaking! watch this space.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

festival of quilts

my stand at the show

mary mcintosh sitting opposite me

lucie feeding her face on the simply solids stand

annette and dan in their gallery
well here are a few images from the show, I've been home 2 days and still haven't unpacked properly probably because I don't want the bother of putting everything away but I have been cleaning the house like a maniac and rearranging stuff. I'm sort of getting ready for my enforced rest because i'm having a foot operation on Thursday and just know that it will drive me mad if i'm sat in the middle of a tip! Got to go shopping tomorrow to stock up the cupboards as I won't be driving for 4 or 5 weeks - the car will get a rest and I've got some projects to get on with.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

heading for the festival of quilts

just packing ready for setting up at festival of quilts in Birmingham tomorrow - why do I always leave stuff to the last minute???????????? not helped by having other things to do as well - yesterday was my pre-admission appointment ready for having my foot op on 15th August (wow that something to look forward to!!)and this evening we are going to see alex and lynette - a quick look at their new house purchase and supper to celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow - goodness where has 3 years gone?
Anyway if you are coming to the show call in to say hello I'm on stand QIA 7

Thursday, 1 August 2013

turkeyshed textiles

lucie in the workroom

lucie and I are launching a new project creative textile workshops in the turkeyshed - well you can that the turkeys vacated the shed a long time ago! its now been transformed into a wonderful studio just waiting for you to come along and join us for some creative fun. have a look at the website - courses start in September.

panic mode again!

well here I am again just a week away from the festival of quilts and trying to get stuff ready for my stand - why do I always leave it to the last minute to get organised!!!!!!!!!!!!!
here's a sneak preview of some of the book covers I've been making for little notebooks. come and see me in the quilting in action area stand number QIA7

trip to Ryedale

last weekend I went up to Ryedale to speak at the afternoon meeting of Ryedale embroiderers guild, lovely to meet such a great group of stitchers in such a wonderful area. I have to thank my hosts Imelda and jim for looking after me so well and I fell in love with their cavalier spaniels who would do just about anything for a biscuit!