My blog has been sadly neglected … I just looked at the last post and it was in May! To get going again I shall just list all the things that have happened and just show some pictures.
Another lovely quilt retreat with ‘Edward and the White Bear’.
A trip to Scotland for the Quilters Guild Region 16 residential weekend. I did a fantastic workshop with Linda Colsh . Lots of paint and glue and generally messy fun.
I also stopped off at Linlithgow on the way and saw the Palace for the first time
and on the way home, I called in to see the amazing Kelpies at Falkirk.
The following week, Alicia Merret came to stay with me whilst she gave a talk and workshop to Priory Patchers. I really enjoyed her company and making a map – sort of Monifieth!
On holiday to Lake Como. What a glorious place.
A few days in Venice too in the Jewish Quarter.
And a trip to Burano island.
Back home and my kids summer school at York School of Sewing really kicked off.
A quick week off to go to Festival of Quilts. Amazing as usual and lots of children through the workshops. Here are a group after they had made my ‘Funky Fish.
So many quilts but here is one that caught my eye immediately. Its by Gillian Travis and is called Scandinavian Jumpers.
I signed up for a workshop with Jane Davies called ‘New England Houses’. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was really pleased with the little wall hanging that I started during the 3 hour session. This is Jane’s finished piece.
Back to York and children’s workshops all through the summer holidays. We introduced Gym Bags and Pencil Cases which I am sure will be a favourite every summer. Four more ‘Get to Know a Sewing Machine’ which was full every time and means we have a bigger pool than ever of children who can come to our other workshops.
If you are on Facebook, go to’ York School of Sewing’ and you can see a pictorial record of my life for the last few weeks!! It has been hard work but such great fun 🙂
Now I suppose the most amazing news is that after lots of ‘should we, shouldn’t we’ we have got another dog. I suspect most of you know about this, but if not – here is Molly.
9 weeks old. We are not enjoying broken nights sleep …. but she is gorgeous. Ella is warming to her and being a very good girl about the whole thing:-)
There! Potted three months.