Thursday, 23 April 2015

Back from a blog break!

Well, it's been a while since I put pen to paper or fingertips to virtual keyboard! But contrary to rumour , I am alive and well and full of the joys of spring! I am going to post a few pics just to let you know what I have been up to!  Not sure about this publishing lark on iPad, but bear with me.
The first photos are the refurbished beach hut, done in denims and blues  and mostly all made by me!
The very top one is some hearts I have made for a wedding I am going to in Ibiza.  
The rest of the pics are from my amazing trip to South Africa - what an experience! 


Thursday, 6 November 2014

A cruise and a couple of cushions!

Just returned from a brilliant week in the Eastern Med on a short cruise- great itinerary and lots of sightseeing! Here are a few pictures to whet the appetite!

Venice at sunset from atop the ship!
Boats at Katakolon, Greece

Poodles in the sky or are they chariots? 
Statue from Olympia

Temple of Zeus, Olympia
Olympian statue
Waterfront at Katakolon
Santorini Donkey
Stunning Oia , Santorini
Iconic church tops Santorini
Painted steps in Kusadasi, Turkey
Theatre in Ephesus, Turkey
Library ,Ephesus
Rooftops, Dubrovnik, from city walls
More rooftops!
A bridge in Venice
Venice again!
And finally, the meagre bit of sewing I have done over the ;ast few weeks- 

This cushion is made from authentic feedsack fro  USA, machine pieced and hand quilted, bound with Amy Butler polka dots.

This one is made from Benartex fabric purchased on a trip to Australia! Machine pieced and hand quilted, bound with a tiny polka dot fabric. 

TTFN folks


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Making a comeback!


Well, what can I say? My last post was in May and I must confess that I just haven't got around to posting for no reason in particular , just been busy with life!

Let me try and give you a quick resume : 

I had the most amazing trip to Alaska at the end of May .it has become my favourite place because of the incredible scenery and the most awesome wildlife. I stayed in the national park at Denali with stunning views of Mt McKinley, and explored the tundra getting wonderful sightings of grizzly bears and their cubs! From there I took a cruise down the inside passage , where the magnificent glaziers provided spectacular demonstrations of deafening calving! 
On arrival at Vancouver, I had 3 days to explore and take in the vibrancy of the city with all it's fantastic First Nations art. I will post just a few of my favourite pictures

Mt McKinley ( or Denali according to some) 


Dahl sheep


Mummy bear and baby bears

Nice totem!

Bald eagle on ice!

bald eagle on a buoy

Hubbard Glacier -6 miles wide!!

Seals and that eagle again!

View from Mt Roberts Tramway

Having a few problems blogging from my Ipad, and accessing photos, so thats all for this blog, but 
more catchup to come!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Scrappy cross finish!

This baby quilt/playmat used up lots of my stash scraps, and gave me a chance to do some more hand quilting which i am determined to improve on!

It turned out really well, love the colours!

I have put my sewing machine away, getting ready for my trip to Alaska and have made this baby quilt with my beloved Liberty fabrics to hand quilt on my trip!

It weighs next to nothing and will take up very little space in my suitcase- leaving enough room for any random fabric purchases I may have to make!!