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Dolly Donations

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Let me introduce you to

BETINA

who will soon be heading off to Haiti via the USA

But just now ….. she is sitting around waiting for Alfredo to show up ……

(they have a joint air ticket )……

but he is late in the making.

When he arrives they will wing their happy way to Sarah at

http://dollydonations.blogspot.com/

Betina is made from

Free Dolly Pattern

on Sarah’s blog ……

Must dash now and look for fabric for Alfredo!

See you soon

PS

Betina and Alfredo are my part of this idea

click on the button on the righthand column for more inspiration :0)

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Olympic Quilt 2012

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Well now,

silly me,

thinking no-one would know where my new town is!

But as Penny at Violet White pointed out  http://violet-white.blogspot.com/

just hover your mouse over the High Street picture …

Top of the High Street in Witney

and

it

tells

you!

OK!

I am not very savvy when it comes to computers!

So it is!

W I T N E Y!

Most of the boxes have been dealt with and it is looking like  HOME now

so I thought it was about time that I thought about my promise to make

an OLYMPIC QUILT

not needed until 2011  – but I promised it by this September

(the organizers are wanting to produce a

book so, earlier the better)

I have decided

to make it mainly red, white and blue – our patriotic colours

and use the technique I learned joining in the  “Quilt As You Go” with

Penny at Sew Take a Hike

http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/

I already have part of a Jelly Roll of American Primer

American Primer Jelly Roll

which  I   L O V E,   LOVE,  LOVE ….

still I  would be happy to share it with an Athlete! :0)

So  tomorrow I will pop in at my new local fabric shop

shopexterior

and choose some complimentary red, white and blue fabrics.

THEN by the weekend I may be able to get in

the starting block and  GO FOR IT!


If you are interested in making a quilt for the London Olympics

check out the web site:

http://www.agiftofquilts.co.uk/

“The “Gift of a Quilt” is open to anyone, any age, any skills,

it can be an individual, a group of friends,

a village project, a school project,

a community project involving care homes,

day centre’s, all you need to be able to do is hold a needle.

We will endeavour to keep the total updated as often as possible.

It is not too late to make a quilt and register it with us.

In fact register before you finish it so we know how many we have got coming in.

The quilt here is a detail of one made by the Clifton Quilters for the Project.

by Clifton Quilters

500 is the goal, 271 registered so far”

A Ta-Daa! moment

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DO   YOU   REMEMBER ……

THIS ……

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Turkish Delight Gold (per 1/4 metre)Kaffe Fassett Fabric Paisley Jungle Green (per 1/4 metre)

AND THIS ……

AND THIS! ……

well,  T A  –  D A A !!

it became……

THIS!




Now, I grant that you may not see the connection …. so let me explain.

I would have chosen Kaffe Fassett fabric …. but I didn’t have any,

but I did have ..

some Recipe for Friendship Jelly Roll left.

The design I wanted was something that was a quick grab and go bag,

( Valentino is Very Fast!)

fun and bright,

with a little extra Italian joy …..

the button is big and black – like a tyre …..


that handles are chequered black and white – like the finish flag …..

and are topped with a button and bow….

and

it makes me  S M I L E !!!!

it’s my sunshine in a bag  :0)

I call it my Mugello Bag

(after the GP circuit!)

Hope you like it!




have bag will travel!

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Well!    Partly for my Mother’s Day gift and partly for my

Birthday present, I was given the train ticket to spend a

week with my lovely family in Oxfordshire.

So …… my Mary Poppins bag and I set off!

The weather was just fantastic, and I had a wonderful time  –

my Bag worked out a treat!

Lots of room for lots of stuff …. and I found the little

handles really nice to hold …….

Next time, I hope to have a few photos of just what me and my bag got up to!

So off we go for a Springtime holiday in Oxfordshire :0)

TaDaa!

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Last April I had a short holiday HERE:

Gartmore House

GARTMORE HOUSE

“Gartmore House is a magnificent 18th century country mansion

set in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Scotland,

offering all year round day and residential conferences and activity holidays.

Choose from our Watercolour Painting, Patchwork & Quilting or guided Walking holidays”

http://www.gartmorehouse.com/

Obviously I chose the patchwork holiday …..

it was fantastic;

from being picked up at the Stirling station……

to the fabulous food and private room (no single supplement!) ……

to the excellent teaching and guidance from Clare Workman

It was worth every penny!

Anyway, I needed something to take my work kit in so I made ……

TaDaa!

my Selvedge Bag.

I so like it!

That was Last April …..

Yesterday

I looked at my big balls of wool for my crochet chocolate and raspberry ripple blanket

all just stuffed in a plastic bag

(a plain plastic bag not even a Tesco or Sainsbury’s bag!)

and I thought “that just will not do!”

So I got out my selvedges again and made a ……

TaDaa!

side one!

TaDaa!

side two!


my new bigger selvedge bag ….

to take my blanket around with me …… or anything else for that matter,

and I really like it!

What do you think?

It has ties at the side so the bag can expand out or just as

it is in the photo …..

it makes me smile!

Go to

http://www.selvageblog.blogspot.com/

for more Selvedge Inspirations!