a long time ago i joined a quilt-along being run by jen and melanie.
for various reasons it came to an end a little early but i carried on sewing blocks, assembling the back, sandwiching, quilting and finally binding.
today i finished it!
it has been thoroughly enjoyable and has given me an excuse to use some of my favourite fabrics in a project that was just for me. it’s the biggest quilt i’ve made to date (to be honest i don’t think anything larger would go under my machine!) and measures 200x150cm
so thank you jen and melanie for giving me the push and the inspiration for this. i’m incredibly pleased with it and can’t wait to get onto another one!
well, we had a lovely christmas here in the treehouse and now i’m quite ready to tidy up, pack away, clean and get back to normal!
i’m itching to get back to some quality crafting for meeee instead of the crazy targets i set myself for sewing and knitting to sell in the last few months (a few items are 20-25% discounted in my shop!). i’m looking forward to a few stats and some number crunching on my year in knitting terms and some finishes on some long-languishing unfinished projects. i also want to re-discover my first crafty pass time – cross stitch.
in other news, i will continue to transcribe my grandpa’s diary (i’m a few days behind due to christmas) here and i’m very excited to have found out about this fabulous company. i have yet to try the product (it’s ordered but not dispatched) but the ethics and structure of the company are incredible. it’s how business should be.
oh, and i’ve had my hair cut. short.
this afternoon i have created a new blog. not to replace this one, but for something rather different. you can read all about it in my first post over at http://ramilliesdiary.wordpress.com/
if the subject matter doesn’t interest you then please don’t feel obliged to read along, but for those who are, then please feel welcome.
the season for me to be out and about at craft fairs is fast approaching! i’m busy stitching away at lots of lovely things to bring with me, so if you’re around at any of the following events do come and say hello!
sunday 17 november 10-4 : stapleford craft fair (cambs)
saturday 24 november 10-5 : made-it market, guildhall, cambridge : madeitmarket.co.uk
saturday 8th december 10a.m-12 : hauxton preschool fair (cambs)
saturday 8th december 2-4p.m. : shelford school pta christmas fair (cambs)
mine says ‘little treehouse’ but yours should probably say something different.
available in the shop
very soon now.