Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It's been a long time since our last post, but a new year is fast approaching so "work on the blog" is one of our New Years resolutions.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hello there!


It seems a long time since our last visit......there have been changes in the shop. Sheila who had been with us for 8 years has taken early retirement, giving her more time for stitching and more importantly( she may say) time to enjoy her little grand-daughter! Sylvia has joined us, if you have not met her yet, pop in and say hello.
However changes have not stemmed the flow of work being produced by our various classes, and lots more pictures when I get my act together...meanwhile..........

Mia and Carly have been fabric weaving.......haven't they made a lovely job of their cushions?
You won't find these in the high street!


Couldn't resist taking this picture.....Kirstie Allsop is the face of Janome UK.....think we have her younger lookalike!!!


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Spring talk.....

Last night I spent a very enjoyable evening at Loans WRI......in July last year I was asked to give a talk on machine embroidery at their April meeting..... as the rural I belong to closes in March for the summer break I was a bit apprehensive in taking up the invitation. but as a rural member and know how difficult it is now to fill a syllabus for a season I relented.....I must admit it was a beautiful evening for carting around all my bits and pieces....a lot better than a wet, cold dark winter night! What a jolly bunch...good company.....and a lovely supper.....thankyou ladies.......must not forget the hall keeper who helped me with my machine and various containers! C

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

... personality shines

Doggy loving Mia made a kennel pin cushion, her personality shines through in her work......
We call her our own 'Kirsty Allsop'..what do you think?
Carly chose some lovely brights and pastels for her cushion cover. This cushion class taught a little bit of  patchwork, applique, fancy topstitching and also how to use the buttonhole foot and the button foot for the back opening.....

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sunbonnets...

Patricia's completed Sunbonnet little quilt....

                                                                                 

Sweet little quilt in Caryl's favourite colour!




Brilliant colours Maureen, sorry I chopped your head off!

Chloe joined her Gran Maureen at class

and made some lovely bunting..clever girl!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Classes are going well....


Tuesday P&Q's Flower of Scotland cushions
 from
Maggie, Joan and Eleanor



Thursday afternoon embroidery class putting together  their 'in the hoop' applique work which when finished will be an adorable mini quilt.

Susan is a new start in our embroidery class

Mia was delighted with her completed 'dog paw' cushion.

.....some finished and unfinished work from our P&Q, General sewing and Embroidery classes....

Thursday, 2 February 2012

.......tale of christmas past..

Alexis and Jane finished their stitched 'gingerbread house'just in time for christmas......Jane added some little christmas extras...windows were done with organza and with and inside light the house takes on a lovely glow in a darkened room.