Archive for December, 2010

Christmas Greetings

Monday, December 20th, 2010

At this busy time of year remeber to find some time for stitching over the holidays!

These are a few of the blocks I brought back from Houston that will inspire me for next year:

The best bit about this block is the way some of the squares have been pieced:

Basket blocks always go down well:

Wonder why she didn't finish it?

I am away for a while now, skiing in France assumming that the English snow lets us get the airport. Will be back in the New Year, so in the meantime, Happy Christmas!

Whilst it was snowing!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Sorry to those of you who I missed when we cancelled the workshop last Wednesday because of the snow.

I am trying to get the pictures off the camera, but the technology is not happening at the moment, so my pictures of snow and antique blocks that I got in the US will have to wait a day or two.

In the meantime my friend Jennifer sent me some pictures from the Take and Teach that I did at the Quilt Market in Houston.

In full flow!

The funniest thing was that these two ladies at the front were from Holland! I had read about one, Isabeau in Quiltmania, and the other had a blog that I look at! It was so great to meet them!

Go and see what Meester has to say about the show! It was also funny as Jennifer who was helping me has connections to Holland and had been over there in the Summer. What a small world!

For a good account of what shop owners get up to, read what Anna has to say over at The Eternalmakers blog!

Having seen the pictures on Meesters blog about the book signing of the 'A History of Dutch Quilts' at Festval I finally ordered my own copy. It is just lovely, so inspiring! The quilts and the fabrics are great, simlpe shapes and beautiful fabrics. If you need to add something to your Chrismas list, I suggest that this is it! I got mine here.