Sunday 10 March 2019


I am so glad that I wrote that last post because I am heartened by it, heartened by the comments left from bloggers that it felt like a fun school reunion with friends. With the help of my good friend Stina of Kviltstina fame we figured out a few changes that I feel pleased with. Out with the old and in with the new. New header is from a project started in a class with Judy Newman.

Now! What else am I working on? I have a skittish brain and it needs lots of variety.

I am on a mission to use up those pesky scraps that keep on multiplying. At Cowslip Workshops in January I bought a piece of wide cotton/linen mix and plan to fill it with said scraps. Bubbles I like to call it. This could take me some time but there is no rush. Lots of memories in those little pieces.

Once I started the "Bubbles" mission I was reminded of another abandoned project which was lurking in the depths of the sewing room. I dug it out and studied it and decided that it is time to finish it. Since taking this photo it has progressed and the space filled in with lots of fussy cut "I Spy" bubbles. Now for some stitching.

I love this little pot of roses given to me by my friend Marie. She knows I love pink but these roses actually smell divine. Specially bred for the scent as most pot roses smell of nothing. From Marks and Spencer, these are definitely a hit.

Happy Stitching

Love Shirley.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

To blog or not to blog

That really is a big question right this minute. Can I expect people to read my posts when I have not read many myself for some time. Maybe it is time to reinvent this poor neglected page of mine and bring it up to date. Mostly I lurk on Instagram still as Stitcherydo.

I started this quilt more than a few years ago and I really do love it but that last row of hexagons has been on and off a few times, bits added and removed. The pattern is Not The Levens Hall by Marg Sampson George. You can find it in one of the Quiltmania magazines or in Marg's fabulous book also by Quiltmania.

Finally, I came to a decision that I really liked the cream hexagons and those pretty Tilda roses and that was the way forward. Now to get cutting and add a row of cream again. I have a plan and I am sticking to it.

Whilst searching for something in my sewing come junk room I found the cut out pieces for this block. Cut out quite some time ago I should think. Time to assemble it. 

Block 5 done. Only 25 more to go.

This is block 3 of Tile Tripping. Again it is a pattern by the wonderful Marg Sampson George. Started in a class at Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall. Quite a few of these in my busy future.

Apologies to anyone who left me a message on my last post. I could not find a way to reply nor did they come to my email for me to reply. I think I have a lot to learn and my brain is so rusty. Would welcome any thoughts on which blogging provider is the easiest to use.

Happy Stitching.