Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Garden fabrics and machines

These are the fabrics we have chosen to make Lynettes new quilt in. They look great with the threads that she has used. We still have a few buttons for sale. Can't wait til they come in.

New Janome machines in the shop. I have almost opened them all now.

Here are two of the owls Kim and I have made. They are from the moda bakeshop site.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


We have gone a little mad over elephants. I asked Kim to make one for a sample for the shop and she loved them so much she made several. Then the girls in my class wanted to make some so we had a night and made one each. I even made one cos my daughter said she'd like one (don't know when she will get it though!) They are a Heather Bailey design. Kim also made a tortoise from the same designer.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Garden

As you will see I have just added a new logo to my site. (I am feeling rather clever.)
I am participating in Lynette Anderson's My Garden BOM.
Lynette has designed a nine part BOM and is giving it away with the purchase of a button each month from our shop. I will give more info shortly.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We have Janome sewing machines

They have arrived. Our new janomes are still in the process of being set up in the shop. I have only opened half of them and I can't wait to get them all fired up. It was a big decision to take on a Janome dealership and I am looking forward to selling them.

Another re-organisation is happening and on Monday we should be fully operational.

I am still finishing quilts - and won't it be great to sit in the shop and sew? I only need more hours in the day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

French Medallion finished.

I have finished the largest quilt I have made for many years. I fell in love with the French General fabric-Rouenneries. So I just had to make a quilt for our queen size bed. Mostly I make smaller quilts or samples and many have not been quilted.
It is shown here hanging at St Helen's over Easter in the Break O Day Stitchers exhibition.
And I even got a small viewers choice prize.
I did quilt it all myself even if it did say Leanne quilted it on the tag! Just a small goof but a lovely exhibition, congatulations to the organisers.
I think I am over this range now, after two bags, a cushion and two quilts. And that's a good thing cos Rural Jardin has just come in and another big quilt is in the beginning stages.