Saturday, 27 March 2010

What next?

Warning, this is a random post.

I'm going on holiday to Mexico for my sisters wedding and I want to take some sewing with me but what do I take?  Everything I can think of is either nearly finished, is something for my wedding so I don't want all of my relatives to see it, or involves a cutting mat and a sewing machine.  Suggestions on a postcard please.

You may have noticed my 101 on 1001 listings below my posts and they are going OK, thank you for asking but I'm a little bit stuck on number 60 'Watch 10 classic films'.  So far I have seen:
  1. Sunset Boulevard.
  2. Some Like It Hot.
  3. Taxi Driver.
  4. The Great Escape.  I can't believe I have never watched this before.
Here's the thing, I need 6 more classic films to watch, I must not have watched them before and they cannot be horror films.  Please help?

And just because I have to add a picture to my posts, here's a photo of Formby Point.


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Diversity is good.

Last year my quilting group entered The Great Northern Quilt show, and guess what, we came second in the group quilt category!  It's the first time we're entered and we were so happy when we heard the results. The wall hanging is now on display in our meeting room and this is the first chance I've had to take a photo.

Each hanging is very different and reflects the work of each quilter.

My contribution is the wonky squares panel in the centre.  When I started to make the panel in January 2009 wonky squares were everywhere in blogland and this project was the perfect opportunity to have a go at a new block.  

I practiced free motion quilting in the shape of cinnamon rolls on my panel.  I find this pattern a lot easier than stippling but I might have found it even easier if I had lowered my sewing machine's feed dogs!  I was told at a later date I was supposed to be afraid of free motion quilting, ignorance is bliss. 


Saturday, 6 March 2010

Something old

There are many options for every aspect of a wedding day and with so much choice in the last few months I have started for forget my theme.  I always knew the theme was going to be vintage, but until two days ago did not have a colour.  I was waiting to see what bridesmaid dresses the high street brought out and as I am going to at least three other weddings this year, and a bridesmaid for two of them, trying to find a different colour was becoming a bit of a concern.

Two days ago I settled on green, and it feels right. 

To keep my theme on track I have made my own wedding mood board (courtesy of Dessy).

On a different note, if you are reading this post in a reader check out my new banner, they boy did it in about 2 minutes.  He's a star.  And I have enabled my blogs comments setting, if you want to leave me a message you now can.

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