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mercredi 9 janvier 2019

More catching up!

Whilst I was away we celebrated my Mother's 90th birthday! This picture shows four generations of our family having
lunch.







This lovely kit came my way over Christmas - I am looking forward to making it up.




Another kit I am looking forward to working on is this scissor fob which I purchased along with the scissors with some of my Christmas money.


Sue Hawkins has such gorgeous kits it's difficult to choose which to buy!

Well now it is time to get down to some New Year sewing. The RSC colour for this month is red and I need to decide on what I am going to make this year. Plus I have a mystery block to complete ready for next week when my little patchwork group meet. Itching to get back to my 1797 hexies too.

Happy stitching everyone.



mardi 8 janvier 2019

Another New Year!

It's nearly a month since my last post. During that time we have been to UK to visit friends and family over Christmas and New Year. I hope that you all enjoyed Christmas and I wish you all a

VERY HAPPY 2019!
A new year means a new journal and this year I have decided to combine my sewing journal with my day to day 'to do' lists etc. I purchased a cheap bullet journal last year and had some fun making a cover for it.

I made a large piece of embellished felt ( you can see my method here ) and used a DMTV travel journal tutorial, adapting it to my own needs.


We spent the weekend before New Year in Bristol and visited the Clifton suspension bridge. I have driven over this stunning bridge several times, so on this occasion it was good to spend some time walking over it and looking around the visitor centre.


There were several competitions to choose the design for the bridge during the early 1800's and Isambard Kingdom Brunel's design was eventually chosen. However the bridge you see above, although his design, was modified by the eventual builders. The bridge was opened in 1864, after Brunel's death.


The bridge is a toll bridge and self funding.



There are lovely views - if it is not foggy and grey!



Good to be out for a walk.



Another lovely visit during our trip was to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton. Another grey day but even in winter the gardens are beautiful and with a small person in our group the Christmas garden trail was worth doing for it's chocolate reward!







The Witches hut is a favourite stopping place ..


I love the way this tree has pushed its way though the back of the hut and produced some beautiful catkins.


Well I think that is enough for one post - more tomorrow!