Festival of quilts………….

What a fab day, must have walked a few miles, pity Polly forgot her pedometer, we are members of the FB group uk quilters and they had all decided to wear red white and blue ribbons to recognise each other so we could say hi, Polly and I decided to go a little further with it and bought cowboy hats lol,

well it did the trick and we had plenty of people stopping us to say hi, and lots of comments all day asking what the hats were for, and very handy for waving in the air when you have lost Polly’s mum and daughter lol

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don’t we look a right pair lol this is us setting off for the NEC, with Rebecca and a photo bomb !!

Oh My Word, with 1800 quilts on display we had no chance in seeing them all and managing some shopping but the quilts we did get to look at were amazing, A MAZ ING,  the time that had gone into those quilts, and the patience for that matter!! I take my hat off to them….ha ha….no I really do.

 people keep telling me I should enter something….maybe ….one day!

we did manage a bit of shopping and here is my little haul , doesn’t look that much for the money spent lol

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anyway it will keep me busy for a while.

next year we have decided to make a weekend of it so we can see all the quilts, shop at our leisure and maybe include a workshop or two.

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Back in Time………….scrapbook

I have been neglecting my scrapbooking lately, well I have been neglecting all of my crafting lately to be quite truthful, not for any one reason, just too busy with life and busy with work but today I managed to have the day off and retreat into my cabin, I was going to carry on with my snap book but I seam to be missing some photos , sure I had them printed but couldn’t find them, maybe I didn’t !! wouldn’t be surprised lol

so instead I did a 12×12 layout I had wanted to do for a while, the pic is of us girls from work when we dressed up steampunk style, we had great fun

the colours are a bit muted in this picture,it is brighter IRL.

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What a Gorgeous Day

Wow today the weather was back to gorgeous summer weather, it really cheered me up and I got a bit done too, some washing, some HW, crafty bits and some garden bits too (I will show the garden bits separately as I have picture to show about that too)

my crafty space is down the garden, my fab craft cabin, full to bursting with all my scrapping stash and also my quilting stash, (not long before I will be needing an extension…SSSsshhhhh)2015-08-02 12.34.05-1

off down the garden I went and within 5 minutes of opening this happens…..Lola was in, she loves this place, so my companion in……music on, a bit of QUEEN and some MEATLOAF,

sure the neighbours loved my singing……….NOT !!

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now I really must catch up with my simple stories monthly album, today I started APRIL,

I know we are now in AUGUST……….I will catch up…..I WILL !!

so with a break to go off and buy a picnic bench for the garden,

then back to it, these are todays offerings……

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doesn’t look much but there were many interruptions,

then it was time to come in……Lola was still in the same position she had been in all day and was not happy when I carried her out, if looks could kill !!

Sewing time…

with the Pollster, always fun when Polly is here.

and we sometimes manage to get a little bit of something done, in between the laughing

2015-07-26 15.32.17this time we started a quilt we are making they are a “block of the month quilt” where we receive a package each month with the fabrics and instructions, we managed to get the first two blocks done before the second two arrive , woohoo, ready for the next which will drop through the door any day now.

I just love the colours

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Quiltathon

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So Yesterday we had the quiltathon ,

we held it in my half finished garden, I was a bit worried on Friday as it rained aaallll day but it turned out lovely and sunny so we quilted until dark only stopping to eat and drink and chat of course, lovely day, lots of laughs in between the cooking I managed my pin cushion for my exchange and one of my blocks from my BOM quilt that Polly And I joined, I love these days but why are they over so quickly, in fact the weekend is over far too quickly, can’t wait for the next one.

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A little while ago on Facebook I signed up for a pin cushion exchange ,

didn’t think much more about it until my exchange partners details came while I was away on holiday and on my return my pin cushion was already waiting for me…..and look it’s gorgeous (and the extra) I haven’t even thought about mine yet, best get a wiggle on lol,

thank you Heather I love it.
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Wow That Was Busy…….

A busy couple of weeks, we have been away , down to Dawlish in Devon, a week camping, it was lovely, sun, sea, sand, with a little (only a little) bit of rain.

here are all the happy campers.

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Here is our camp for the week, half way up the side of a hill with a view over the rest of the camp site, it was lovely (apart from the dogs barking)

lovely to sit out and soak up all the sun, that’s the life, if only !!!

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We we did all the usual campy things, sea, sand, walking, lots of walking, eating, shopping, playing, photos etc etc.

PHEWWW need s holiday to get over the holiday now!!

and here is my fave pic from the week, just love it, and love them, think they really enjoyed their camping trip, well they didn’t want to come home so I am taking it they enjoyed it, and they slept really well, in fact Amee wants a tent in the garden cause she said they slept better in the tent than at home lol

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so when we got home, there was a surprise, a BIG surprise and then straight back out into the garden, I will show more pics later.

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