Friday 30 December 2011

Thursday 29 December 2011


Square daisy - whatever next?

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Monday 26 December 2011

Hello again...

Orphaned plant in need of a bigger dining room..
If you live in South Norfolk or North Suffolk and would like to adopt me, please email my human on helen at raindropkites dot co dot uk
or leave a comment..

I don't want to be compost!

I have nice manners and a lovely pot...

Monday 21 November 2011

Came home with a cold..

..and still a bit slow.  Four days of teaching this week, and lots of stuff to prepare for the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show at the weekend.. I'm off to Yorkshire tomorrow, so if you are there do come and say hello.  I'll be on the Oakshott Fabrics stand again.. (Hall B)
I can't speak too highly of the Beryl Dean exhibit - the work is astounding.  Sorry, no images of that as it was "No photography", but here's a leaf

and three silk and Lipari crown pincushions..
Pattern later

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Thursday 10 November 2011

More from Bewleys Hotel

 Floor in the lobby.. Lovely tiles and symbology

And this magnificent steed awaits a rider in the front garden
Day One of the Knitting and Stitching Show was pretty good.  We met quite a lot of new and old friends and sold a fair  bit of stuff.  My new items are getting a good reaction, so I'm happy. And the restaurant is good...

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Dublin, day 2..

 Bewley's Hotel.  A Victorian freemasonic fantastical castle, with turrets and stuff

and this absolutely Andy-Goldsworthyesqe arrangements of leaves in the river..
More images tomorrow

Tuesday 8 November 2011

At the Holyhead Ferry Terminal..

 ..I spotted this astounding house with rusty iron windows.. I love the colour of the stone.
I'm in Dublin, with Mike Oakshott, for the Knitting and Stitching Show.. Do come along and say hello..

Monday 7 November 2011

Oh, life, and stuff!

 Because it's obligatory to have a Cat Picture at least once a month...
...and because I tidied my little workroom (as opposed to my 1000-square-feet-of-chaos-at-work)
and found these lurking in a corner.. Left is Copper Leaf, right is Paper Stripes, both postcards..
Off to Ireland tomorrow, for the Dublin Knitting and Stitching Show, for the first time, with Oakshott Fabrics.  Tonight, peace, hotel, and supper...

Wednesday 2 November 2011

...and here's today's...

Detail of Burning Bright, a quilt in five movements...

Tuesday's post; late, but double the value..

This came in my door yesterday, with a student close behind
And then one of them brought these utterly unsuitable cookies (from Alaska, alas)


Monday 31 October 2011

Saturday 29 October 2011

Thursday 27 October 2011

Blatant Plug..

for Oakshott Fabrics Air (from the Elements range) and Longshott Snowy White. Little chenille squares...
Cushion is about 18 by 12 inches and the pattern will be online soon...

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Monday 24 October 2011

Money Makes The World Go Around..

and this postcard could go anywhere.. Could be yours, leave a message and I'll email you for your snail address...

Sunday 23 October 2011

Normal Service has been Resumed..

..after a short break caused by Lack of Broadband...

 On the road view, Wednesday
 Wounded Tree, Thursday
Lichen in Tree, Thursday

Winter Trees, minature silk quilt (11 inches square), shown at festival of Quilts 2011 and now in the collection of Hannelore Nunn...

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Spiral Class, Scotland, Tuesday

Helensburgh Quilters, Clydeside, Scotland.
Norma made this delicious spiral...
Apologies for no image yesterday, no broadband last night..

Monday 17 October 2011

My Oakshott Colourbox Quilt

100 little stars..
shown at the Festival of Quilts 2011, Traditional category

Saturday 15 October 2011

Friday 14 October 2011

Thursday 13 October 2011

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Blogger was sulking yesterday..

 So here are two images for today.  Above Ordinary Everyday Magic, below, Old and New

Monday 10 October 2011

Crab Apples...

...and stones...

Saturday 8 October 2011

Two into one again

I have been photographing and cataloguing my Tree postcards, and some other new ones
Shown above, Tree 1, and Pinkle Crinkle...

Thursday 6 October 2011


..from my greenhouse..

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Wednesday morning in Kent

and the colours are like this.  Quilt by Ada, in Oakshott fabrics plus batiks, and made in my Tiger Class

Tuesday 4 October 2011


...probably chocolate...