Saturday, 26 December 2009

All stitched up !

Phew ! finally stitched up and the tedious bit ! all the raw edges over locked.
Must say I am quite pleased with the colours and the frame effect,rather than just a random patchwork. Just need to find the right backing now , these throws are 60 inches square so it can be a challenge

First Christmas at Stour Provost

My Blogs are usually textile orientated , however I felt the first Christmas spent with David's younger sister Diana and husband Graham who have just moved to Dorset , warranted a mention.
We had a very traditional day Lunch broken by a lovely walk into the village Stour Provost and back for pudding and other sweets.
Hope your day was peaceful and merry

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

While Shepherds watch....Muckleford style

Country Christmas Capers !

I have been out into the countryside today to visit friends and ex neighbours , firstly to Muckleford to deliver my iced cake and truffles for June and Les ( Christmas tree ) and my lovely ex neighbour Sue, who I have traditionally for years help decorate and do her special table piece in time for visitors.
The steep drive was an ice rink so I had to settle for leaving Freidathree parked cross ways across the entrance facing the right way to go after some rather hairy slidy 6 point turns!
My next port of call was a friend who lives in an idyllic period lodge half way down the drive of a country Estate.
It did not look too bad but is on a hill and I got thoroughly stuck trying to get large Volvo through her gate in reverse so as to be able to get out without having to turn on grass. After some fraught moments I managed to regain traction and get on terra firma so drove to the bottom turned and made a run for it which was fine until I stopped outside the lodge. I reversed again right to the bottom and set off again and this time did not stop until I was over the cattle grid and on the level again at the road where I left the car and walked the 1/4 mile back to Della's I had my snow boots , think Freidathree needs snow tyres, we always did change tyres in Canada with the seasons.
Anyway tippytoed along the backroads to join the A37 and made it home safe and sound. Glorious sunshine made the countryside look crisp and wonderful , so nice to get out of town

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Happy Christmas from my Dorchester Studio

Happy Christmas to all my friends who follow me xxxxx
My lovely tree is a Christmas present from my special Muckleford neighbours June and Les freshly cut.
I am working on my traditional gifts chocolate truffles and Christmas cakes.
Do drop in for a drink and mincepie just call to make sure we are home 01305264914

No 10 is on the cutting board

Finally last week I found the " Missing Link " the right sweater to pull it all together.
I waved the family off after our Christmas weekend and headed for the studio, I have been cutting squares all afternoon and just laid out my frame. I will probably fiddle with it a bit but am quite pleased with the balance , it is giving me no visual tension up to now.
Perhaps the centre square could be more definite as in a medallion quilt ?
what do you think girls ??