01 June 2015

Flaming June!

I might wonder what I meant by the title later. Lets just say it's the first day of summer, so the weather is cold, wet and windy. Welcome to summer.

May was a manic month, not all of it in a bad way, though. Having visitors come to stay, being out and about was nice.  I had the opportunity of taking one of our visitors to Sewing Saturday afternoon earlier this month. Also a brief visit to relatives in Guernsey and a day out in Somerset.  Not so good was David's stay in hospital so having booked to go away on the last Bank Holiday weekend, it had to be un-booked, but we're going away weekend after next instead to Devon.

As for sewing I've said hello to a new machine and goodbye to an old one in my post here. I've had a play of the new one and the Juki is brilliant, there doesn't seem to be anything it can't handle. I still have the Pfaff, which I will have to sort out. The large Janome now has a lovely new home.

I have made some other things too this month
Just little things, but it all counts.  A pouch made from the You Tube video instruction from the Gourmet Quilter, a cushion made from bow tie squares that my Mum made, a pincushion from a tutorial on The Chain Piecer's blog and some Sweet Sixteen blogs which I will swap with Benta.  (I will when I get around to posting!).

If you look on yesterday's post I've also had a lovely workshop day and it was a pity to go back to work today without another opportunity to play.

Not photographed but in progress is machine quilting my deconstructed quilt from last year. I've also found a couple of orphan blocks which might to be made into cushions.  So enough to keep me busy in June.

I will also be going to the National Quilt Championships on 20 June in Sandown, Surrey, so looking forward to visiting that.


  1. Isn't the weather naff!!!! But some lovely making !!!

    Which day are you going to sandown? I'm going on the Sunday

  2. Hi, I am new to your blog, and really enjoying it. I live in a tiny village in Norfolk, and I love CQ and embroidery. My garden is way behind because of the weather. Oh wouldn't it be lovely to have even just a few days of sunshine?


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