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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.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kathy Doughty

I am looking forward to a couple of workshops coming up at Hettie's Patch. 
Kathy Doughty is teaching at the shop over 4 days starting on Saturday 3/11/2012 through to Tuesday 6/11/2012.
Wednesday 7/11/2012 Wendy Williams is teaching her special wool embellishment and applique.
I love Kathy's new book "Making Quilts… The promise of joy" not only for the lovely quilts but for the wonderful photography it is like walking around country Australia.



If you are interested in any of the work shops give the shop a call.
Phone: 08 8346 0548

Monday, 8 October 2012

Wow it's been nearly 6 weeks

I have no real excuses I'm just not sure what happens with my time. Living in 2 places I think makes a difference to my time and I have been busy in the garden at Port Elliot.
I finished a quilt for a friends daughter as a wedding gift,
it is made out of Saffron Craig's Fabrics. I am pleased with how it turned out the pattern is a quick an easy one from the shop called "Hettie's Quarters" It is a great pattern for large print fabric. I quilted it with simple lines which turned out very effective.

Scott and Sophie's quilt

Scott and Sophie's quilt

Scott and Sophie's quilt

I used the scraps to piece the back.

pieced back

I stitched the blessing read by Sophie's sister at the wedding as the label. 

Irish Wedding Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon the fields.
May the light of friendship guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for one another
trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.
And when eternity beckons,
at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you
with the arms that have nurtured you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.
May the gracious God hold you both
in the palm of His hands.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love
find a dwelling place in your hearts.

It took me nearly as long to stitch the label as it did to make the quilt LOL.
quilt label

A walk in Port Elliot, this council Chambers always makes me laugh I wonder how many people fit in it.

Port Elliot

It has been school holidays here for the last 2 weeks and the Cockle Train runs 3 times a day so I have this lovely old steam train chugs past my kitchen window.

The cockle train