Saturday, 20 March 2010

Moving Art

This tiny window on the world is like an ever changing canvas. The views at Ringehay Farm, Cheddleton, are fantastic. I would have loved to have seen it all covered in snow and I am sure in a few weeks time it will look different again when all the greenery appears on the trees and bushes. I don't think I really appreciated it's beauty when we lived not too far away.

The attention to detail at the barn was amazing. Even the floor was interesting and had lovely fossilised ferns in the stone.

I had my Mother's Day presents waiting for me from my daughters when we arrived back home. These lovely tulips from Rachel, still going strong nearly a week later. Love the deep purple ones.

And yes! the lady does love milk tray.(Remember the adverts years ago?) I didn't eat them all myself, my husband had his fair share. My favourites are the nutty ones and the turkish delights. Mmmmm.

From Sarah I had a lovely pack of fabrics in shades of green. They have been washed and are ready for stroking and caressing... sorry, sewing into something creative.

Thank you girls. I love them all.

Back to sewing action. Remember the beach birds. Well, we have 3 gulls. They are very simple to sew and fairly naive in design but, I love their simplicity. I have 3 more large birds to do and then 12 x 9" blocks.

Klosjes total = 50. Phew!

It is beginning to look a bit like a quilt now. Still a long way to go. I can't imagine ever getting fed up of doing these. I think I could make them forever.

Happy stitching.

Love Shirley.x


My mum was thrilled that you lovely ladies all wished her happy birthday. Thank you.


  1. The Klosjes are looking awesome. This lady loves a milk tray too. I like the fudgey ones and coffee creams - but I don't think they make those anymore. Boo hoo!

  2. Love that little window! Happy Mother's day and what more could a mum want than tulips, chocolates and fabric - perfect!!!

    Your spools are so lovely Shirley. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

  3. The first picture is wonderful !
    I love your beach birds and your Klosjes quilt will be adorable !

  4. You are moving right along with your Klosjes. I better pick up the pace!

  5. I love that little window!!

    Your "Klosjes" are so lovely!! It is going to be a beautiful "Klosjes"quilt, Shirley....

  6. Love the top photo. Out tulips don't last very long down here but I do love them. I really like your little birds they are so cute. Will they become a large quilt. Happy mothers day we have our mothers day in May.