Monday, October 10, 2011

Today is as good a day as any

 It has been so long since I posted , I had got to the stage where I wondered whether I would ever post another post but as today is my birthday I figured it was a good a day as any.
Today is a beautiful spring day, the sun is shining where we are and there is quite a lot of warmth in this spring sun.
 Of course all of the beautiful spring flowers are out, I just love filling our home with them so this morning I am sending these lovely Tulips to you all wherever you may be.

I have been doing lots of different sewing and cross stitch, some I haven't photographed yet so will save that for next time  but in the meantime I will show you some of my new obsessions.
I am obsessed with Jockey Caps, I am sure some of you will call these drunkards path ( I think ) but I believe when they are sewn into four in this manner they become jockey caps.
I think the fun part is mixing the fabrics , the quirkier the better.

I don't believe anything is off limits, what do you think.

I have also been working on this medallion style quilt in my class with Marg Sampson-George at Material Obsession. 
My background is an antique linen sheet which is so lovely to work on. The idea is to fill the entire background with all sorts of quirky shapes and things that appeal to the maker. Here you can see I cannot go without adding my beloved pears.

I have used this quilt to really try and improve my needleturn applique skills.I have to say I have really enjoyed the challenge.

I have also spent quite a lot of time exploring my recipe books and experimenting with some new recipes.
These sticky beef ribs with coriander sauce are a real winner from the cook book of an ex masterchef contestant, Marion.

Well this is a short post but I have to say it is great to be back, hopefully it won't be so long next time and I have loads to show you.

Happy sewing