Now that doesn’t sound like hard work but FUN! So I joined up ……. along with lots of other crafting bloggers. I have taken the pledge …… 20 minutes of crochet, sewing or patching …… how hard can that be!
All is revealed at: http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com
Here is a link from Sally at Threads and Patches and a course she is running soon –
Making a Soldier’s quilt Course
“Join us to make quilts for soldiers returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We shall make quilts using donated fabrics. Brenda who organises this then takes the
quilts to the military hospital to be given to wounded soldiers.
We will get you started on a quilt you can make fairly quickly, and plan a date for their
return for distribution at the hospital.”
If you would like more details about the Threads and Patches shop and workshops go to:
My own quilt top is finished – now need some wadding and a backing so I can start to quilt.
Over the weekend I thought of baby J coming to play and realizing that there was not a lot to play with! So after an inspiration from an American blogger I went to the scrap bag and ……. out came Wilfred! He has lovely eyes, flapping ribbon wings and he crinkles when squeezed …… but he looked lonely on the bookshelf.
So, out came the scrap bag again and ………. out flew Mabel!
They looked very cute sitting together on the bookshelf but, as I went up to bed, I distinctly heard Mabel hoot that I had better look in the scrap bag tomorrow!
I did and …….. out flew Baby Barney Owl!
Now they look very happy sitting on the bookshelf just waiting for J to come and play!
Here is the progress so far…
I am really excited to be able to make this Soldier’s Quilt – which as can be seen is just in the beginning stages. I am using scraps in a string quilt and will post its progress in the next few weeks. It is a privilege to be able to be involved and I am pleased with how it is turning out, if you are interested you can find out more on the Charity link at http://www.justhands-on.tv/
String Quilts are a great way to use up heaps of small bits and are so original – for inspiration take a look at
This verse is from Proverbs chapter 3 verse 5 and follows on
“In all you ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
What a comfort!
I am thinking of a new bag ……. something that reflects the area that I live in …….. perhaps using woollen fabrics with a design that is practical and pleasing to have and to hold!
I would like to name it Curbar after one of the gritstone edges in the Peak District National Park.
My idea is perhaps a satchel style, or pouch in grey wool, to remind me of the sheep on the hills, with a patchwork coloured wool strip embellishment……….. Well I will see where this thought takes me!