What will today bring ?

Every day bring us a new challange in one way or another even if we dont relize it each day i try to be posative, helpfull and not moan as much as the prevoius day but working with the public can put a lot of strain on this theory so try to do to others what you can expect of them and it might just all work out nicely .if not just count to 10...........or in my case a 110 !!!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Big grin 😆

On my travels around the delightful Coventry town centre lol yea right I came across these fabric squares in the ever growing pound land as I'm a fabric junkie I just had to pick up a couple of packets when I got home I got them out and they had some really nice colours in them so it got me thinking about quilting again so there I was placing all these little 4" squares together who knew that quilting could be so fun yea I know I'm a Sado and need to get out more but at the moment I'm just loving it.

I had enuf square to make four seat covers for my table and chairs and there was five left over as I hadn't got any seat pad to finishe the chairs of u till my next trip in to town I played around with the squares adding some strips along the sides this is called sashing if you want to get technical to creat a table runner.

I backed it with some curtain fabric and then got out "the walking foot" omg well you have got to get one of these if you want to play at quilting it's just fab the teeth just glide through the the material and doesn't pucker and look crap I was so impressed if I say so myself 
God help my poor house think it's gona turn out like little house on the praiyery forget chuck out ya chince bring on the quilts lol 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The quilting bug

I haven't blogged for a while folks but I have been out of action for a while I had an eye operation so wasn't allowed to do any crafting for a while ( God it felt like a life time ) 
So whilst I was sitting on my comfortable size 15 backside I became addicted to crisp biscuits and YouTube videos on sewing tutorials god those yanks are so funny to watch and get really passionate about there projects well after about 3 weeks of watching I became hooked and started to order all sorts of bits n bobs of eBay can't images how much I spent but it was all in a good cause , well that's what I tell myself lol.

It started off with a new machine of course I have one already but you never can have enough  I wanted to treat myself to an all singing all dancing model and we. I did she's called Ruby and she's fab  every body needs a ruby in there life 

She is beautiful don't you agree well she came with lots of free gifts so it was rude not too and the best thing she has a needle threaded built in so no more screaming at Martyn to come and retread my needle he can carry on killing his Germans in peace on the Xbox .
Well I had to go slow to star because of my eye but it's bin 6 weeks now and I'm full steam ahead she runs like a dream and can do so many different stitches and alphabets I'm in Orr of her so the first thing I had to do is make a suitable dust cover for a fitting 

After watching all theses quilting videos I wanted to have a go so I laid out the plastic cover that came with it as a template and sort of Drew round it and then the rest I just made up as I went along I wanted it to fit in my sewing room decor on the blue the am but need to be as sticking as she is too so need to put some piping on the cover as I didn't have the supplies I needed I sent Martyn off to the trusted Mrs Ts to see Mandy for all my supplies asap I'm really pleased with how it turned out and think I've done her proud what you say hey RUBY RUBY RUBY  LOL