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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Monday, 25 October 2010

I know I know

it's another bag.

Shop sample

I love this fabric so thought I would make a shop sample.

Shop sample

My garden is full of roses at the moment.

Garden Oct 2010

Garden Oct 2010

Garden Oct 2010

Garden Oct 2010


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Not another bag mum

Remember my last post well Lucas went to bed one night this week saying
"not another bag mum"

A bag for Gemma

Gemma has a few weekends away coming up and she wanted a bag that she can carry on as hand luggage.
I should have taken a photo with the zip open it is really roomy with a zip pocket inside.

A bag for Gemma

The pattern came from this book if you are after a good bag making book I recommend this one.
Lorraine has them in stock at the moment.
It has patterns but is full of helpfull hints and lots of pictures.

Great book

Now for something not baggy......Lucas and his mates went to a fancy dress last night here they are before they left. Lucas went as Captain Jack Sparrow. I dyed some wool and made his dreadlocks added some beads etc. I skin glued 2 pieces to his chin so I thought we did quite well. I thought Captain America was fantastic however he thought he would need a catheter as going for a pee was a marathon effort. Not good when you are a 21 year old male out for a night on the beers LOL.
You may be wondering why Nick is laying with a carpet over him????? he went as Princess Jasmin's flying carpet.
His girlfriend went as Princess Jasmine.

Fancy dress


Monday, 4 October 2010

Oh joy some nice weather

I made a quilt for Lucas just before we went away so as the weather was quite nice this morning I finally got to take some photos of it.
I should be hung the other way but there were bees in that Wisteria.

A quilt for Lucas

A quilt for Lucas

The label.
Lucas' room is across from my sewing room and when he goes to bed and I am sewing he always pops in to say good night.
I seem to make a lot of bags and when he asks me what I am making he always says
"It's not another bag is it?"
hence the label.

Quilt label

Finally some nice weather and after some great winter rain things are blooming.

Wisteria

roses coming into bloom

This white iris has been covered in flower sadly they don't last long.

white iris

I love this shade of purple.

purple iris

I think the rain has been good for the Bluebells I haven't had any in the garden for a few years.

Bluebells in the garden

Bluebells in the garden

Bluebells in the garden

Bluebells in the garden

Bluebells in the garden