Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Scottie Dog


About 4 years ago I bookmarked this pattern over on the Denyse Schmidt website. Just before the school holidays began I finally got around to making it.

I used 2.5" squares to make both the dog shapes and the joining strip, I have a box of 2.5" squares that I started to cut from scraps as I finished a project. **

** That was during one of my 'enough is enough' periods of organisation but it was shortlived and I currently have 2 dumpbins full of scraps taunting me.
I loved deciding to make the Scottie Dog and not have to cut anything out.
And I love the scrap vomit effect. No endless rearranging of fabrics to get the position right - just sew and go! 

This was the first new cushion for our new to us caravan that we in this house arguments - wish I'd thought of it sooner!!!

Working together with Janome

This autumn our workshop programme is being helped by Janome.
We have 7 computerised machines being used in our studio by workshop attendees and our quilt club ladies.
We (mostly Leanne) made pretty covers for all of them.

New machines meant having yet another rejig of the studio - and we managed to keep a table and corner free for hand stitching or knitting projects.
Our autumn workshop programme can be found over on the website, and I am putting together next years list as we speak! 
Any new ideas gratefully received - we love to find out what new skills you wNt to learn.
Definitely on the cards (following many requests!) is a granny square crochet class. 
Watch your mailboxes next month for the  full workshop list...

Monday, 9 September 2013

September Start and Help from Bloggers.

The summer months, and those ridiculously long school holidays (which ended with an 8 year olds broken elbow) , have meant that blogging, website updating, and newsletter writing have taken a back seat.

The new term has arrived so fingers crossed for a motivated, productive term.
We have made lots of changes in the shop over the past week but I know the website needs lots of tlc after a summer of neglect...hold that thought...I'm getting there!!!

As you know from my last blog post I have finally conceded that I.Cannot.Do.It.All.

I was overwhelmed with the response from everybody and I am really pleased to present the 4 bloggers who will be contributing to this blog and the website.


Do pop over and see their lovely blogs!

And I'm looking forward to seeing their creations in the future.

It has been a while since mailing list subscribers have heard from me too. So tonight I sent out an email to 3 subscribers who have won the monthly draw.

Lorraine, Elaine and Doreen will all receive a lovely bundle of Christmas ribbons new in to the shop.

You can sign up here to receive my infrequent ramblings!

The broken elbow that has kept me out of the shop quite a bit over the last week!

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