Monthly Archives: June 2010

Home made art

I love having art around that has been made by friends and family.  I come from a family that found it hard to celebrate our talents (something to do with heads and parapets, or lights and bushels!), and I intend … Continue reading

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Foxgloves

It would be highly unusual for me to weed out a foxglove.  I love them wherever they place themselves and I add to them each year with cultivars.  Perhaps it is because they are one thing that rabbits will not … Continue reading

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Finished Quilt

This was my first sampler quilt, first quilt-as-you-go quilt, and my first free-motion-quilting quilt. As always seems to be the case (nothing ever being easy),  – I have learnt a lot. if you quilt as you go, quilt everything before … Continue reading

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After the rain

Clicking on the images will bring up a clearer pic. The evening light after the rain is magical. A catmint (Nepeta) and Alchemilla border works well colourwise and solves the problem of taming two gorgeous thugs.  The audacious oriental poppy, bottom … Continue reading

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Into each life some rain must fall

4.30 pm today The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the moldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark … Continue reading

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Two panels out of three complete

I am loving every minute of this  – the garden is calling, but the quilt’s voice is louder.

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It’s still coming along

I have gone from being scared witless of free-motion quilting, to that excited feeling of “I think I might be able to do this one day” It’s thanks to Marti Mitchell’s book  Machine Quilting in Sections.  The sampler quilt was … Continue reading

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