Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Stitching for the Stitch Gathering...

In just a few days time I shall be on my travels, this time to Edinburgh to see my wonderful friend Jo and attend The Stitch Gathering. 

For once I'm organised and ahead of the game (well sort of!) and I am ready to pack:

1)  My Liberty decorated Stitch Gathering Tote

2) Nametag for my secret partner

And hopefully not too much else as I plan to squeeze in a few fabric purchases from Jo's gorgeous store!  

I'm so excited to have another weekend with quilting friends.  Let the fun begin!

Sarah x

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Summer Roundup

I hadn't planned to have a blogging hiatus over the summer, but life just got so busy with the two little Candies that it had to take a back seat.  

So I thought I'd do a quick round up of the holidays, starting with the fun and merriment that was had at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London.  

Here I am with Kerri, Liz and Nikki, who came up to meet us all on the Friday night.  You can't beat catching up with sewing friends!

And this was us on the last morning, chatting, hand stitching and enjoying the sunshine.  Can life get any better?!

I had a great time taking part in so many classes and table top sessions, and I was particularly pleased that I actually got to finish a quilt top.

I think I'll add some big white borders to this quilt so it's a bit larger, and to really make the colours pop.  I can't wait to finish this one, and it's for keeps!

So anyway, after the FQR, I was lucky enough to visit the Harry Potter Studios, which was just fantastic.  Do you know this street?!

I did also manage a few makes once I got back to Jersey.  

This summer was particularly special for me, because my daughter made her very first quilt!!  Here she is with her patchwork quilt (technically it's a blanket) for her toy lion, Simba.  

Thankfully there was also time for a family summer holiday, first to Disneyland Paris and then the Dordoigne in France.  

And now it's all over!  But it will be nice to get back into a routine again, not to mention catching up on all the blogs I've missed reading over the summer.

I hope you've had a great summer too.  Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x