Sunday, 4 January 2015


I'm sure it won't last but I'm going to try blogging once a week. I don't tend to finish something every week (job, life etc tend to get in the way) so it will include WIPs and other things I'm up to.  The idea for the blog was always more than a diary than just a sewing journal so I'm going to try to keep to that ethos a bit more.

This week I've been super focused and organised (which probably won't last either!).  I've pinned and quilted the Granny quilt and tonight I finished hand sewing the binding. Through making a few quilts now I've decided that I prefer my binding to be 2.25'' and to hand tack it down before machining.  I like to machine the binding to hopefully make it a bit more robust, and I've never managed to machine well enough without tacking first.

Yesterday afternoon after the rain, my friend Rosie Beagle and I went for a walk. I've been meaning to explore down by the river for years, so that's where we went.  It ended up being about a 4 mile round walk and we got very wet and muddy! Shame I didn't have a camera with me as we found some interesting ruins which must have been part of Caergwrle Castle, and met a very friendly Shetland pony.

Today I forced myself out on the bike - early morning was a bit cold and frosty so I left it until a bit later. It was still a bit chilly though and I felt knackered afterwards even though I'd only done a measly 34 miles.

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