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How can it possibly be Monday again?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

I don’t know where the last week went….we had school holidays and although the teenagers certainly don’t want to spend time with their mother the days seemed to go by in a whirl of activity, none of which seemed to involve anything creative or interesting to blog about. The trials and tribulations of parenting teenagers […]

Hexa go-go

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Have you noticed that suddenly English paper piecing has become the new hot thing in the quilting world? Suddenly hexies are all over blogland, being happily stitched during car journeys, bus rides or at home in front of the television. Everybody is at it! Having met Tacha Bruecher at the FQ Retreat this year and […]

Sweetwater’s Simple Home

Monday, June 11th, 2012

  Sweetwater’s Simple Home by Lisa Burnett, Karla Eisenach and Susan Kendrick I’ve been sitting with a cup of coffee this morning and soaking up all the treats in this lovely, lovely book. Actually, even though the projects are all fairly straightforward it’s one of the nicest quilting books I’ve looked at in a long […]

Zakka Style

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I’m sure there can’t be any quilters out there who haven’t come across the latest hottest quilt trend. So do you Zakka? If not, what are you waiting for? – the rest of the quilting world seems to be Zakkaing!! In Japanese Zakka means ‘miscellaneous goods or sundries’, but has come to mean a style […]

My Sunday

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

It’s very quiet around here today. Just me and a pyjama-clad daughter – and she’s been locked in her room being semi-sick (a sore throat, which according to her makes it OK to spend the day in pyjamas, but which is not sore enough to stop her being on the phone  for hours and hours […]