A few weeks back I was sent this fabulous book by Barbara Chainey. It is called The Lost City of Stoke on Trent and is by Matthew Rice. (Talented husband of Emma Bridgewater). Those of you who have been paying attention will remember this is my place of birth and my occasional references to it.
Inside it has fabulous little paintings and drawings like the one shown and chronicles the lost heritage of Stoke on Trent and the buildings that made it a once world famous centre for excellent pottery. You will notice from the cover that there is a huge untapped resource for patchwork designs from the pottery tiles alone. Thank you Barbara for the gift. It has given me great pleasure reading it and my head is buzzing with ideas for that Potteries Heritage Quilt. Thank you too for the pink fabric.
At Kate's today we celebrated Rosemary's birthday with tea and yummy cake. There was also a bit of sewing to be shown off.
Kate has been making this lovely little heart quilt, beautifully quilted and covered with red buttons.
Rosemary finished this pretty little cot quilt for a friend. One thing I love about Rosemary is the fact that she chooses the most prettiest fabrics for whatever it is that she makes and I sit there secretly coveting them, well, quite openly really.
I wanted to show you a close up of the baby in the pram because it is so cute but the photo is rubbish.
The little wall hanging is also by Rosemary and again note those pretty fabrics.
I even had a little bit to show and tell myself today other than hexagons. This little project was started many moons ago after watching a programme on Quilters TV with Eleanor Burns. I made half of the blocks, promptly put them away and found them the other day minus instructions. Eventually I managed to work it out and put them together. It needs a little border and then the outer border. A soon to be finished project. Yeah!
Finally, The List. I can honestly say that it has been a hit this month. I managed everything on it except for item 13. I am happy that I didn't get to item 13 as that one gets me into such trouble. One other thing is that I have decided not to do the Civil War Blocks. Having done 2, not liking my fabric choice too much and not wanting to start again with another set of fabrics I have abandoned them. I may do a few more at some point and make something smallish with them. I am enjoying seeing what everyone else is doing though. I haven't produced a list for February, just doing my own thing as and when I can this month.
These socks are destined for my niece and they took an age to finish and I was glad to see them done.