Yes, I have a quilt related project on the go, and it is something I have been wanting to do for a while now. No photographs yet because there is not much to see. I had to do a bit of research first and I found that made me want to go to Scotland again. Hopefully, I won't have to wait too long because we may be able to grab a couple of days away in October.
The good news is that the wadding I used in my last quilt (Mathilda's own) is proving to be very warm and light as I have been using the quilt on our bed for a couple of weeks now. I usually wake up a bit too warm. I found it very easy to manipulate under the sewing machine too so that was another plus. Its just as well really because I bought enough to make 3 quilts.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Well actually its one of our chefs from Keswick, Cumbria where I live. His name is Peter Sidwell and he has just been given a tv series called 'The Lakes on a Plate'. This is the link to the proggy. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/lakes-on-a-plate/4od#3120253
But be aware that this is about 25 minutes long because the proggy is not just recipes for sausage rolls, soup, and calzone but a little bit of history about The Lakes too and stunning photography. You will see Peter go up one of the guided walks which I do as a Mountain Leader and its called Haystacks. It was a favourite of Alfred Wainwright who is one of my heroes.
As it is broadcast on channel4 it does contain some adverts but that is a small intrusion on an otherwise good programme. I hope you enjoy it. One other thing it is only available to view for about another 24 days so if you want to see it don't hang about.
If you just want the sausage rolls recipe try here http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/peter-sidwell/sausage-rolls-recipe_p_1.html
Saturday, 11 September 2010
I came 2nd with my 4 fruit marmalade too, but the good news was I entered one of my machine embroideries which had hand made silk paper for a base and then fishes and undersea weeds and things added and it won first prize! in the embroidery section.... must remember to show you a photo when I find one.
Meanwhile, I have so much to do tonight even though if Linda is reading this I know she is waiting to hear from me. I promise I will email as soon as I can.....
Friday, 10 September 2010
I am in a hurry because I have a few things to do tonight so that I can enter the Thornthwaite, Braithwaite and Newlands Home and Garden Show tomorrow. Phew that is a mouthfull, I wonder if they could shorten the title a bit? Anyway, this is the quilt fini apart from an annoying tiny hole I found on the edge of the backing fabric whilst sewing the edge. It can wait though because this has to go on show tomorrow. DH is pleased with it because he likes bright colours and prefers designs which are not too contrived. He went to art college and has a degree in Fine Art so I respect his judgement don't you know.....Also he taught A level art for many years so is used to having his advice followed...... I have taken more photos with my new camera but when I rotate them with my trusty Corel Paint software and then upload them to Blogger, they are being re rotated back....most frustrating. I never had this problem before but since the new camera its all up the creek. Anyway, I will just have to figure it out later.
I used Mathilda wool and polyester wadding in this quilt and it went together and quilted in my Bernina 1260 like a dream. I have experimented with bamboo wadding before and it dulled my needles but not this stuff. I only broke one and it was when I caught the quilt on the needle, maybe that is where the hole came from.
Well I must go but will report back on how it did in the little show.