Saturday, 21 May 2016

Apologies ...

it's Jo Colwill at Cowslip! Vx

Malvern 2016 ...

I like to take cash with me to Malvern Quilt Show - it gives me a budget!  I went with my friend Jennifer and we had a lovely day.  As always, Malvern was packed with lovely, lovely fabrics and SO many ideas!!!  I noticed that some of my favourite stalls were missing this year but there were some lovely new stalls such as Quilting Antics!   And ... very exciting ... we got served and chatted to Mandy Shaw from Dandelion Designs and Jo Colwill from Cowslip Workshops!  

I'm just finishing this Cockerel tapestry ... it's just like finishing a really good book ... I always slow down for the last bit of stitching to make it last as long as possible ... and although I have my next one lined up and ready to go ... it will take me a while to pick it up and get going!

Vanessa x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Pretty maids all in a row ...

How many bags do two girls need?

My friend Jennifer came over for the weekend to sew!  We spent Saturday making another bag each - we now have six bags between us!!!

The two newbies!

I saw this fabric and just thought it was PERFECT for a sewing bag - it's called Haberdashery!  The bag is Steph's design at Cupcake Cottons and I bought the fabric from Secret Garden Quilting. 

This is Jennifer's bag and the fabric is the model's own!  It's called Pretty Maids by Vanessa Arbuthnott and the lining is from Steph at Cupcake Cottons!
Archie - always willing to have his photograph taken!
Just want to say a big thank you to David for catering for the weekend!  Jennifer stopped over to watch Eurovision with us (which I have to say was a bit dull this year!) and David cooked a fabulous evening meal - thanks David!  Love you!