Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mad March !

We did not get to see the eclipse in our area on Friday because of all the cloud which was a shame but it feels like this has been a very busy month with lots of other happenings.

Our Quilt group had a very successful quilting weekend away again and enjoyed lots of great company and lovely food.  The next one in  September is already fully subscribed to so I have had to start a waiting list.

This time we made  these microwave bowl holders which proved very  popular.

And this is Audrey's  quilt for Siblings  Together

 I never seem to get  as much done as I expect  as I worry about the organisation- and checking that everyone else is having a good time --so I have been making up for it since I got home.

I have finished the pin wheel quilt for the Siblings Together charity.

This is the machine embroidered quilt I also started - I just need to add a wide border and I think it will be suitable for a small boy. 

 It looks as if we will have at least 7 to send to them from the group in the next week or so.  

I started my Peter Rabbit fleece quilt for the expected new arrival in the family but I am waiting to add "her" name and  date of birth. I know what my brother is going to call her but I am a bit suspicious about embroidering it -as my family is renowned for changing their minds once the baby arrives!!

I also have assembled the quilt I did get started during the weekend away using the 10 minute block pattern and have now embroidered a design in the White cathedral window-like  blocks. This just needs quilting and binding. 

I received  a lovely surprise gift from one of my long standing blogger friends - Sheila at Sew,Cook and Travel from North Carolina,  who is one of a small group of people who have been followers ever since I started blogging.  She sent me a lovely Lauren Birch fabric coin purse and some fabric pieces. She is such a kind person. We recently shared some emails about tv programmes from each others country's that we  love to watch - she likes things like MidSommer Murders and Doc Martin from British tv -whilst we're currently watching  the Sons of Anarchy about a motorcyle gang in the USA!!!

I have been very good and not bought much fabric lately - apart from a new layer cake and jelly roll in a design  called Whitewashed Cottage  by Moda. It is a lovely summery design and I am still deciding what to do with it.  So now to try and  decide on a design for my Home Sweet Home ATC  swap before we head off in our caravan next weekend to York to meet up with friends.

thanks for stopping by


  1. Some lovely quilts - adore the mice. The micro-bowls are popular here too. I have one of Sheila's little zip pouches in the LB fabric, which I just love.

  2. You sure had a successful retreat , lovely work and I also have made the bowls which really work well . Thanks for the eye candy , great work !

  3. Pretty quilts, Pauline. A new baby on the way! How exciting!
    Yes, I remember when you first started blogging. Sharon Vrooman emailed me about your blog. Knew that I'd like to follow you. It's a small world.
    How sweet of you to write about me today, dear friend.

  4. You have been one busy lady. I like the way the Cathedral Window quilt has turned out, really nice. Enjoy your visit to York will you be visiting the Viking Loom?