it’s been nearly a month since we were last in touch ! I know I’m always wittering on about it but I don’t know where the time has gone.                                                                                                      While you’ve been off on holidays or to quilt festivals or paddling through the storms we have still been here teaching and selling fabric and generally having a lovely time messing with all things fabricy. ( I’m not sure that’s a word, but it is now!)

We let Chris have a bit of a rest in August – so whilst there is no ‘Block of the Month’ or ‘Technique’ classes in August, Tracy & I get busy with the ‘little stitchers summer club’ teaching them how to use a sewing machine and we made some ‘four-patch’ pincushions.

Little stitchers pincushions

Little stitchers pincushions

We’ve made tote bags too, but ‘someone’ forgot to take photographs.

Lucy came with her mum (Caroline) on Friday morning’s ‘Prattle & Patch’ and is making the mini charm clutch bags  for Christmas presents,she has completed one and is well on the way to making her second ( I think she’s making 3 altogether)

Lucy's clutch bag

Lucy’s clutch bag

We will be making apron’s with the little stitchers this week.

I love it when customers bring in their finish project to show me – here are a few we’ve seen recently..

Olivia's 'Barjelly' quilt.

Olivia’s ‘Barjelly’ quilt.

Donna's 'Absolute Beginners' quilt.

Donna’s ‘Absolute Beginners’ quilt.

Mel's pretty quilt

Mel’s pretty quilt

Sheila's table runner

Sheila’s table runner

Sheila James had been on a Pauline Ineson workshop and made this fabulous heirloom, in fact she has actually made two for her two granddaughters.

Sheila's beautiful heirloom quilt

Sheila’s beautiful heirloom quilt                                        

Close-up of part of Sheila's quilt.

Close-up of part of Sheila’s quilt.

It’s a beautiful combination of patchwork, machine embroidery, embellishment & quilting.Absolutely stunning, so much work has gone into them, I’m sure her granddaughters will love them.

and before Chris went off on her holidays, she brought in next years (I know, she’s so organised!) ‘Block of the Month’ quilt, each block is made into a teacup.  have the dates for next years classes but haven’t put then in print (I known what have I been playing at! )

Next years 'block of the month'

Next years ‘block of the month’

I’ve still got Christmas samples to make, a fabulous Autumn panel to make into a quilt and goodness only knows if I’ll ever catch up with the fat quarter cutting… any way I’d better get on with it.

Until next time.                                                                                                                                         Happy sewing X

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