quilt shows

Scary Saturday

Bit of a change from last week. Chris got back from Festival and remarked to her husband that she maybe needed a new sewing machine, hers was sounding very rough. Not a wise comment to make to an engineer who enjoys a challenge. This was the result.

Hopefully by tomorrow it will be in one piece again ready to stitch back together all the lovely fabric that just somehow fell into the shopping bag!  (AaghBarbara has just found out what has happened and is trying to persuade Chris to go back to Festival of Quilts tomorrow and buy a new machine- we’ve got LOTS of stitching planned!)

But the good news is – (cue trumpet fanfare)

Our new book is out! We found it on the Traplet stand. So it is a ‘secret project’ no longer.

Sampler Quilt class

Seasonal snow

There’s only one thing to do when it snows – retire to a warm sewing room!  So when the Staffordshire round of snow arrived this afternoon that’s exactly what we both did.  Barbara managed to put together two more Sampler blocks in her room

and Chris was busy writing instructions for our Basically Bags class in January as well as proofreading one of her projects for Patchwork & Quilting magazine, with a few Sampler blocks for company –