Saturday, 25 October 2014

Finished Summer SunFlower EPP Cricket Quilt Top

EEk - I just squeezed in before the clocks changed and it really couldn't be argued to be the tail end of summer still despite the unseasonably warm spell we've been having! This EPP quilt was my summer sewing. Every summer I like to embark on an EPP project so I can sew watching cricket and sitting in a deckchair. Last year I made my Heather Ross Hexi-Honeycomb quilt - although I can see I was a bit further ahead by this time last year! Double - Eek - time to get basting and quilting!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Fabric Baskets, Farmers Wifes and Patchwork Cushions

The Workroom has been so colourful this week. 

Beautiful new Mimosa fabric

Adorable samples for our 2015 Sewing For Babies Class which kicks off in the new year with bibs and boy dribble bandannas.

Christmas Gift Vouchers just in - pop one on your Santa list.

So many fabulous fabric baskets being made!

One class in and this years Farmers Wife Class are raising the bar again! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S

I just couldn't be left out so knocked up another fabric basket of my own -just to match my cardie -obviously! 

Then we ended the week on a high with the finale of Patchwork Cushions Class...

Aren't they lovely? I really want to make over my cushions now too - but this afternoon I was literally seized by the urge to make a new sleeve for my new tablet. I've another version on my sewing table ready to sew together too- loving these new Mimosa prints - so Flea Market Fancy-ish

Happy half term everyone - I hope you get some sewing time. The shop will be open tomorrow (Saturday 10am - 1pm) closed next week - just open on Thursday 30th Oct 10am - 1pm.

We'll also be at St Anne's on Tuesday evening for the Sewing Bee from 8pm- 10pm

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Retreat Day!

 Yesterday The PlainStitch Workroom went on Retreat. It was just the most fun filled, warm and lovely ( oh, and well fed! The food was amazing!) day of supportive, like minded ladies of all ages and life stages, bought together by a shared love of sewing. I'm often really proud of the PlainStitch world I'm lucky enough to inhabit. But yesterday in a warm sun dappled hall, with the low humm of sewing machine and chat, punctuated by squeals of laughter, offers of cuppa, fabric sharing, ideas fermenting, skills generously offered, life stories and latest tv gossip swapping, I looked up from my sewing, looked down the long hall packed to the rafters with lovely people i've met along the way and I felt so lucky. Thank you ladies, it was a blast x