Saturday, 25 January 2014

Birthday Flowers

Yet another birthday has passed this week and I had some lovely flowers.  

 First a lovely arrangement from hubby

Sunflowers from my daughter Sophie

Chrysanths from my friend Rita 

I was also treated to a lovely birthday tea, at the Raspberry Tea Rooms at Llanyravon Manor, by my friend Edwina.

Friday, 24 January 2014

New quilted patchwork cushion.

For Christmas I requested a rotary cutter and board and ruler so I could do some patchwork and quilting. I had done a bit before but thought the job would be easier with the correct tools.  My first attempt is a quilted patchwork cushion which I found on one of the many craft blogs that I like to look at which is called Sew Mama Sew.  Eventually managed the cutting with a little trial and error but I am pleased with the outcome even though some of my corners don't match very well.  I made my own continuous bias binding for the first time too.  Now to try one a little different, maybe arrange the triangles in a different pattern. 

Friday, 17 January 2014


I have not posted again for quite a long while so must start Thinking about it!  Made a start today with a new blog heading photo.  This was taken in November at Jakob's 10th birthday party.  From left to right they are Jasmine age 6 who is Jakob's sister and is the artist who did the face painting, Me holding Safeya who will be 2 in April, her brother the scary spiderman Zachariah who is 4, Smiley Stuart who is 11 today and Jakob the birthday boy who was distracted as usual.