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
Pauline  











4 comments:

  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.

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  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 !

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  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.

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  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?

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