Thursday, 27 August 2009

Peg Bag

I know, I know, it's an exciting life I lead eh, when I resort to showing you a peg bag I made!

I bought a cherries and cupcakes 'popover' from Creative Crafts at the FOQ. (Popover = 5" squares) and cut each square into four.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Cushion - re work

I've made yet another cushion - but was unhappy about the back, although I did set a zip in, the heavy cotton just didn't look right, so it languished in my sewing room. When I saw some rather plush 'chenille' (although I thought it was always called candlewick) fabric at the FOQ, I thought it would be good for a cushion back, so I unpicked the zip - what a thrifty gal eh? I cut the chenille in half and put the zip in. Sewed the front on, et voila!

I am thrilled* to bits with this cushion now - but will have to order more chenille to make any more cushion backs.....

* I need to get out more don't I?

Sunday, 23 August 2009

The Festival Of Quilts

I wasn't going to go this year, but then Pascale was kind enough to give me a lift and so we went yesterday (Saturday). It was the usual mad dash to do everything in one day. So much to see and so many traders to visit. I had a small shopping list and I was very good. No books, no magazines, no wildly arty farty stuff that I love, but I know just sits in a drawer for ages untouched. I did buy a few threads (five for the price of four), a couple of fabrics, three pieces of pre-felted woollen fabric, a Clover pom pom and Clover heart shaped yo yo maker.

Some of the BQL ladies met up next to Susan Briscoe's stand
Yes, that is me turning round to say Hi to Susan in this photo!
Aren't they a friendly looking group?

Friday, 21 August 2009

Little Gems

Finally I got round to finishing my 'Little Gem' for the Quilters Guild tombola. I shall take it with me when I go to the FOQ, with Pascale tomorrow. I hope they raise lots of money.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Banksy vs.the Bristol Museum

Oh boy, what a good exhibition - OK , so we had to queue for two hours, but it was so worth it.
One minute we were laughing.......
and then gulping at the poignancy.

This horse was rocking back and forth - quite eerie

The whole exhibition was very cleverly done. When we walked through the rest of the museum, we found Banksy pieces dotted amongst the normal exhibits, it became a bit of a challenge how many we could spot.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Arm chair

Ok, so we have had our (Multiyork) sofa and armchairs for easily twenty five years, but they are such good quality, no need to change them. The arm chair caps however were so dreadfully tatty, I was quite ashamed. But there is nothing wrong with this set of covers, so since I had some spare fabric from when they we bought the last set of covers. I used the an old chair sleeves as a template, but lengthened the sides as we found the ones Multiyork made are not quite large enough. The piping was a so & so, but the finished effect is so good, I couldn't leave it out.

I like the fact that unless you look hard, you would not even notice that there were covers on the arms.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

G's Bar be que

A chap needs to have a deep and meaningful conversation with a trout before the fish gets Barbequed don't you think?