Monday, 24 August 2015

New Project

Ok my Quilty Friends.  I promised we would start a Sampler Quilt when  Thursday class starts back in September.
We'll be using blocks from The Essential Sampler Quilt book by Lynne Edwards

Currently the book is £14.99 on Amazon.

Of course there are many other places you can buy this book from.

Jean will be bringing along her Sampler Quilt on Thursday 3rd September to whet your appetites. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Mid Summer Stitching

Ok ladies, as there is no 'Actual' Thursday class over the summer holidays.
On Wednesday the 12th August I will be holding a Sit and Stitch Day.
It's from 10-4 and we will be having a Hope Lunch (asking everyone to bring a plate of food and 'Hope' there is enough).

The idea is that you bring along some sewing to get on with and we sit and stitch and chat.

I will be bringing along a couple of small projects I have been working on which you can make on the day if you want.

Either this unusual Cathederal Window Pin Cushion

For this you will need 
Eight Two and a half inch squares of plain(ish) fabric
And Eight Two and a half inch squares each a different fabric (see below)
One four and a half inch piece for the back
A Four and a half inch piece of wadding and a small amount of stuffing.
And a couple of buttons.
This beautiful little Secret Garden Box
To make this you will need
Six five and a half inch Squares
Six generous three inch squares
Six three inch squares of Wadding
For my virtual ladies I'll be posting some how too' s after the event.

Meanwhile, I've been enjoying some uplifting music the last few days - It's All About the Bass

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Stunning Book Covers

So proud of every one who brought in their finished book covers last week. Well done ladies.
And they make a stunning display.   Great gift ideas.  I hope you're inspired to make some.

A chance to use some of the lovely fancy stitches on your
 sewing machines.

Although Thursday Ladies have broken up for the summer,
I'm plotting and planning our
Summer Sit and Stitch Day
Wednesday 12th August.
Full details soon,
Yours in Stitches, Joy

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Part Two - Book Cover

Ok ladies here is the video for part Two of the Book Cover.
The Thursday Ladies done well.
Below is a selection of their book covers all stitched and ready to make up.

And this is one finished

Click below for the Video

Hope you enjoy - Feel free to ask any questions.
Yours in Stitches, Joy

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Patchwork Book Cover

Some of you will have made this Book Cover with me before.
Gloria asked me for the instructions and I though it would make a nice little project to take my Thursday Ladies up to 16th July when we break for the summer.
We did this first part in class this morning.
So this is a recap. But I think the instructions are clear enough for any of my readers to follow along with us.
They would make fabulous Christmas/Birthday presents.
I'll post part 2 next week.

I'm feeling rather mellow tonight - I think I fancy listening to some Jason Mraz   I'm Yours

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Quick and Easy Block Keeper

My video today shows you how to make a quick and easy Block Keeper
Below is a short video on making simple handles
I have just realised the three step zig zag video is on my old sd card, so I will have to sort that out for you tomorrow.

Yours in Stitches, Joy
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