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Tuesday 20 May 2014

A Wedding, a Quilt and a Postcard

It seems such a long time since my last post as so much has happened but it is only just over two weeks.
Most importantly the wedding I was preparing to go to.

My stepson Gary, his wife Catherine and their daughter Emily who is the cutie in the middle.

And here is the quilt I made them to celebrate their marriage.

This is the Mystery Quilt that I made with Heather Spence starting last autumn. The front of the quilt is all pieced from butterfly prints as Catherine loves butterflys. The reverse of the quilt is a Dr Who fabric as Gary is a big Dr Who fan.


In the spring I took part in a postcard swap organised by Sheila. One of the other participants in the swap was Eglea who is from Brazil. I contacted her suggesting a swap and she agreed.

Here is the lovely postcard that she sent me.

I think these delicate machine embroidered flowers look beautiful on the openweave fabric background. The card is also lightly padded and is lovely to hold.

Here is the card that I sent to Eglea.

While I was printing onto fabric for my spring postcards I also did some prints onto paper. These tulips were printed onto brown kraft paper from my stock. It already had a background print on it which had been over inked with procion dye ink. The paper was then well crumpled before I printed the tulips. Because the paper was well crumpled it becomes like fabric and is easy to sew into and so I worked a simple running stitch to outline the shapes.

My card to Eglea took just over a week to reach Brazil whereas her card to me took exactly a month to travel the same distance! We were both getting worried.

I am busy sorting and organising my thread stash - looking forward to getting back to some sewing soon.

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Lin xx

Saturday 3 May 2014

Birthday Giveaway

Well, here we are in sunny Taunton on my big birthday and the wedding day of my stepson Gary to Catherine.
I was going to show you some pictures of the quilt I have made them but the internet connection here is so poor I could be here all day. Can't wait to get back to rural France and good internet!

Thank you to everyone who left messages on my giveaway post a few weeks ago.

As promised Mr RNG is here to decide the winner.

Except that he will not copy on to my page!!! However the winner was number 7 and that is Sheila! Congratulations Sheila - I have your address so I will pop your bag in the post as soon as I get back to France. Poor Sheila broke her wrist recently so hopefully this win will help to brighten her day.

I am enjoying a glass of bubbly before I get ready for the wedding.

Hope you all have a good weekend.