Friday, 13 August 2010
All moved in and actually liking it in The Country!!
I even have my Sewing Room sorted! Above is a before photo...
Whilst I was packing up everything prior to the move, I found lots of old craft projects that I thought I'd like to share with you on the blog. I've got so much to write about today that I will just show you this one unfinished quilt...
My sister had taught me how to do 'hexies' when I was 10 and it was the only 'patchwork' I knew about. I just used old clothes and remnants, hence the really jumbled and undiscerning fabric palette! Here are some close ups...
I laboured away with it for years (and somehow decided that the red and white striped fabric should be in 2 lines!?) until it was big enough to go on the bed. I didn't know what to do next so I joined the local quilting group. They told me how to quilt it but also introduced me to 'log cabin quilt-in-a-day', rotary cutters and mats, lovely quilting fabric and a whole new world!
So this old thing got a bit negected. I did start quilting it but with such a complicated quilting pattern...
So what do you think? Is it worth reviving and actually finishing? I can get rid of that awful border for a start.
Or shall I just put it back in the chest and pretend it doesn't exist?
Me, Karen from Karen's Cosmos, Margueritte from Adventures in Quilting and Sailing, and Lynz from Domestic Light and Magic. Lynz's wee daughter, Chook, took the photo on my phone (there is a better one on Lynz's blog).
It was so lovely to meet up with blogging friends and have a proper face to face chat. It was such a welcome break from the house move stress (and the fact my 18 year old son was leaving home that very day).
Karen and Marg very kindly gave us all presents!
I bought the rest of the wool and fabric on our quick tour of suitable shops in Edinburgh. We were a bit pushed for time but managed to visit Mcaree Bros in the New Town and then on to Mandors which has quite a good selection of craft fabrics in the basement. We all managed to spend some money anyway!
I have now had the double treat of meeting up with Marg and Karen for lunch today as well, as they are still in Edinburgh (Karen's son is getting married here next week). And in September Lynz and I are going to meet up at the Scottish Quilt Show (a first for both of us!).
Meeting up with these great girls has been a ray of sunshine through all the upheaval.
But anyway, as I said, and despite my original misgivings, I am really getting to like living on my little 'Country Estate' (honest!). I will get my act together and take some photos soon so I can take you on a wee tour!