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'Banter' is not apt description of contributions to the Blog of late.
Circumstances, i.e. hospital visits - attending to the sick - running about like a headless chicken - have demanded my full attention hence pictures of quilts Ancient and Modern in place of text.
I shall continue to bombard you with an eclectic selection of craft work until things have resolved and sick relatives are restored to rude health. Health, at any rate.
Meanwhile, am beavering away - administering Beechams Powders to all and sundry - mopping brow(s), including mine own, serving calf's foot jelly and copious quantities of of beef tea to invalid(s) - attaching Border and Appliqué(s) to the Autumn version of Singing Garden Quilt.
Not to mention washing/ironing and feeding the birds.
Oh, mustn't forget scrubbing the step with donkey stone as good Lancashire housewives are expected to do.
Am having fun playing with Blog - lots of wonderful colours but I'll try not to get too carried away. Tra la la la . . . .
I do hope participating quilters add their own original appliqué touches to SG. Make it personal and much more exciting.
Step-by-Step instructions for techniques can be accessed on Popular Patchwork website by clicking www.popularpatchwork.com on side bar of this Blog.
For all sewing needs, including wonderful fabrics, click on 'Fabrix' website at side bar. The lovely, talented and always smiling Terri, is at your service. Go on - have a click!
You want a wonderful bag to end all bags? Brenda and Peter Dean in Oz have a pattern for it.
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i) Sister in hospital for knee op. ii) Great grand child, Baby Harry - has chicken pox. iii) Eldest daughter has chest infection - seeing doc tomorrow. iv) Daughter-in-law going in hospital next Tuesday for hip replacement. v) My close friend having major bowel op on 29th.
I am fine!
Ah! Just remembered - having laser treatment on eyes on 13th January. Perhaps that doesn't count. Just hope the doc has recovered from New Year celebrations and doesn't have shaky hands like Shakin' Stevens!
A bit depressed after a visit to Christie Hospital (cancer hospital for non UK residents) so popped into this store en route from said hospital to buy some calico. If they had some.
If they had some??? Barry has EVERYTHING! Wunderbar fabrics for every imaginable creation.
A veritable Aladdin's Cave! They have branches all over the UK so do have a look guy and gals.
No website I'm afraid. You'll have to totter along to the store. They cater for everything creative and are CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! Yes, that's how cheap they are. Only canaries are cheeper.
Perhaps the word inexpensive is more appropriate having had a good education. Me that is. Not sure about Barry.
Talking of whom - I hope you read this Barry, this 'cos I 'm going to ask for a discount when I next visit the store - which will probably be tomorrow as we have another CT scan appointment in the morning.
Am primitive cook.
Enjoy quilting/appliqué but seeking to break out of my comfort zone - starting with feathers aka Patsy Thompson..
Like gardening, studying birds, drawing.
Relaxing and pottering about are high on my agenda.
Love music, play the ukulele and sing my heart out with local choirs.