Monday, 25 November 2013

Spring threesome completed


...and here is how they all look together- a photo taken from atop the ladder, so forgive the less than perfect shot....

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Today, we are in Spring

Despite what the weather is like outside, in the studio, it is Spring.

Friday, 22 November 2013

...and THREE....

Third Autumn painting, tomorrow we head for Spring.

Second Autumn painting

I will be trying for the Olympic Speed Painting Team....

Back to painting.

After weeks of being a post-op zombie, I am back to work. Trouble is, I was told that I would need two weeks off after the operation, in fact it was four before I felt well enough to get back to a 'proper' work routine. So, squeezing a LOT of paintings into a small stretch of time as a deadline approaches next down, eight to go....

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Cottage Class

Teaching this one on Thursday at Lady Sew and Sew- still some places available, so come if you can!

Friday, 8 November 2013


 Yesterday I taught a class and today I got back behind the sewing machine. My voice is still rather hoarse and very deep- I am now the quilting Barry White- but after three weeks of staring vaguely into space or sleeping most of the day, I'm back on track, slow, but getting there at last. This evening I sat down to relax and checked out the new edition of Popular Patchwork- thrilled to see my stripes runner in the magazine- seems so long ago I did the work on it and sent it in, the weeks pre-operation are still all a bit vague, gave me a real kick to see it published.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Slowly, but surely. The bandage is off, the bruising is going and my voice is coming back gradually. Still sleeping and sitting around doing not a lot, but I am being very well cared for by my in-house nursing service.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Jelly Roll Christmas

We all get tempted by jelly rolls. All those lovely fabric patterns, all the cutting done for you...I was tempted last year by a jelly roll of the Moda 

'Joy' range and succumbed to its charms. I decided I would make some Christmas items to go with my runners from last year, I would make until I ran out of Jelly Roll,  just to see how much I could get from one roll, I had so much fun, I confess I bought a second roll. Next Thursday, November 7th, I am teaching a class at Lady Sew and Sew in Henley upon Thames, "Jelly Roll Christmas"- students will get all the templates they need to make a set of tablemats, table runner, tray cloth, tea/coffee cosy, cafetiere jackets  ( 3 sizes) and a pot holder and more- enough lovely festive makes to make your kitchen properly Christmassy, all from one Jelly Roll- they make great gifts too! All the items are simply Foundation Pieced, all use 2.5" strips, so great stash busters too. There are a few places left- I will be teaching with my new post-thyroid removal 'Barry White' style voice, which should add a note of hilarity to proceedings, just bring along loads of fabrics from your festive stash (I know we all have one of those....) for maximum stripping fun - see you next week!