Been a pretty horrendous week for pain, I have no idea why, I haven’t done anything different to what I normally do, so guess it just means this damn thing is probably getting worse. Thanks!  Last night I didn’t feel at all well and my head was aching so much I went to bed, early for me 10 o’clock, was a bit worried I would lay awake but I must have zonked out straight away. Much better today.

Anyway, a lovely thing happened yesterday [Friday] I had a visitor in the afternoon. Sue from  came to collect a quilt I had done for her. I loved the pattern as soon as I saw this quilt and couldn’t wait to get started on it, plus it was backed with the gorgeous MINKY fabric, it is just so lovely and soft, perfect for the quilt backings if you ask me. Pictures on this gorgeous quilt is just about to go up on my other Blog –  I do hope you will pop over to see it.

This evening when I went on to Facebook I appeared to have over 200 notices, taken me forever to get through them but all done now. That is the problem with missing an evening on FB. Oh well not to worry all up to date again…….

The following photo’s are of raffle prizes which include a quilt donated by myself to help raise funds for the local Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The fund-raising evening was being held in memory of one of the lovely ladies of my group who passed away last year. Barbara was a true lady and beautiful sewer, she will be sadly missed.  I was unable to go to the fund-raising evening due to feeling unwell but I hear they raised £2.500, that is just brilliant. It looks as though they had a great evening and with so many wonderful raffle prizes it was sure to be a success. Well done Barbara’s family for doing it.

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Saturday was my group’s day, I am a little late yet again posting the pictures from it, but have been waiting to receive them from Suzanne, then I had to sort them out. But here we go, all ready now.

It was a bit of a bad start for me as I woke up in so much pain and wasn’t sure whether to go or not. A few of the ladies looked after me, thank you Pat and Sue, and thank you Wendy for the hug. By lunch time the pain killers had finally kicked in and the rest of the day was ok. Anyway enough about me. On with the show.

This is what I was hoping to get them all to do. Three easy peasy blocks as you can see. Well! No I won’t say anything, just that we did laugh a lot. Here are a couple of pictures of the first two squares I have myself made into quilts for the ladies to see the patterns..


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Sadly no pictures were taken of two of the blocks, which is a shame as I showed them a lot of ways they could be put together to get secondary patterns, slipped up there somehow. We did manage to get a picture of the lantern blocks though of those who finished them….

lantern blocks

I am hoping there will be lots of items for the Showtime in September as they have a couple of months off now as the next Quilt Set in JULY I am using as an FMQ day. If you would like to join us let me know and I will send you the details. FMQ = Free Machine Quilting which I am showing the ladies who signed up how to do. I hope to show them lots of patterns so they can do their quilts with ease.


Front and back of Quilt Dee is in the process of quilting –

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Janet B’s Beautiful Dresden Plate Table runner and a gorgeous clutch bag made using the class learned last month with Bridget –

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Sandra T’s gorgeous cushion using Bridget;s class again, and the funky chicken runner from Suzanne’s class –

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Runner made by Janet Br and gorgeous single bed quilt ALL hand done by Sally –

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Jackie T’s Quilt made from squares cut from her stash, love those colours, plus the back which is a very funky fabric I have to say –

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Last but definitely not least are all the cross stitch pictures Rebecca has done since she started that craft. Even the name is cross stitched and it took her ages to make that I know so well done for sticking with it. Everyone appeared to like the Poppies best of all.

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There was a gorgeous big cushion done by Suzanne but I don’t appear to have a picture of it for some reason. Which is a shame as it was very pretty and sparkly.

So that was Saturday taken care of. I issued them all a challenge at the end of the day to make something with what they had learned today and bring it in September…..We shall see if they listened!!

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This is a picture of the ceiling of the church in Hambleden, thought some of you may like to see it. It is stunningly beautiful.


I had a wonderful surprise – another one – the other day, through the letterbox a lovely padded envelope landed on the mat, inside was a gift from my lovely friend Debbie, she is often sending me little gifts, which she ought really not do, I have never seen this before, it is now hanging in my sewing room, thank you Debbie see you soon

for me from Debbie

Not only was it the Quilters Prayer poem, but look at the cute little card she made AND the fabulous buttons. Thank you Thank you Thank you.  You spoil me.


I have just posted my first ART QUILTS on my new blog –

I hope you can find time to pop over and see what you think.

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