Sunday, 16 February 2014

Stormy shores.....

I am sure you may remember I have a beach hut at Milford on sea, and luckily I still have it! The same cannot be said for many other owners following the Valentine nights storm which stranded 32 diners in a seafront restaurant, wrote off their cars and spewed shingle hundreds of yards onto the roads. I wen down to check on it today and saw the absolute devastation which has changed the shore line forever- that said, it doesnt compare to the poor folk who are suffering severe flooding and loss of homes.

Sad times....

on a brighter note- I have been sewing a few odds and ends quilt wise! 

3 charity shop finds to fuel my Kaffe obsession...

A haphazard quilt using all my scraps- kindly put on by a My Poppet- I love the way it turned out, just needs backing and quilting.

Here comes my liberty obsession.... a few pin cushions to brighten up the place!

A little rag rug sampler I made at a workshop down at the Timeless treasures fabric shop In Milford- the same place that had the storm! I enjoyed the cutting up of tee shirts and the process, but not sure if I will be taking it up in depth!

Liberty musings....

A simple 4'squares quilt top- pre stitching, will post the finished article when I have doen it.

My latest obsession- reusing mens shirts , in particular stripey patterns to have a go at Kaffes shirt quilt.

The leftovers are in 5"strips ready for an improv quilt. Looking forward to the hand quilting that is perfect for these type of quilts.

And finally- I had a brilliant night with dinner and breakfast included at the Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa- coutesy of my sister who had a freebie as a gold member. 

Our room was lovely, the bathroom lush and the food excellent. the spa was very relaxing, especially after a bottle of bubbly!

Must not leave so much time before my next blog...