It's the end of the Easter holiday's and two of my lovely nieces came to stay for a few days last week.
Lobster had a sewing machine for christmas and is getting more confident using it. Here she is making a lovely simple cushion cover.
My lovely friend Nikki lent me Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. It is a story about a Maud a lady who has Alzheimer's. I didn't know if I would be able to read this novel as having lost my MIL to this just over a year ago I was worried it would be to close to home, however I was wrong it was a really good read, The characters were so believable and the story kept me gripped to the end.
This is the next book to read for book club, we take it in turns to choose a book, I love it as it gets me reading books I wouldn't always pick out. Has anyone read this?
I love reading and I do have a "thing " for a good old fashioned who done it! Agatha Christie is a firm favourite of mine. I also am addicted to buying craft and sewing books, so much that I have decided that in order to keep buying books I must make something from them all! That couple of weeks I seem to have found these books falling into my shopping basket!
I love knitting and crochet especially in the evening while watching TV and this book really appealed to me, The patterns are so fresh and pretty.
I follow the blogs of both of these authors and again love their style so they were just a must for me too!
This week has been exciting with ordering new fabrics, notions and threads for You me and Mabel. I'm so giddy about the new threads I could burst! Aurifil threads are now being stocked here. I am waiting for them to arrive any day now. I will let you know as soon as they come through the door. Yippeeeee. I first used Aurifil thread when I got sent one with the Snapshot quilt I did last year and I love them.
I needed to baste some quilts this week, they have been finished ages and I really needed to start quilting them. Basting quilts is my pet hate and I found I put it off for ages, however Stu helped me baste them with Mabel watching on from the garden! I have to move the kitchen table out of the dining area and then I can tape the bottom of the quilt to the floor before adding the wadding and quilt top. I cheat and always use spray adhesive as I hate adding safety pins into my work. I do need to invest into some knee pads as my poor knees take a battering!
Mabel is checking it to see if it is okay!
I am saving up for a new machine with a bigger throat to make life easier when having to manoeuvre it!
I have started to make something from all my craft books so here is my three Easter makes.
A lovely wreath which was a freebie from the very talent Mandy Shaw
Two Tilda bunnies made with Woodland Spring fabric, I had some spare left over from a skirt I have made which I will show you soon. They were made from one of my many Tilda books so that's a big tick!
Well that's me for now, I'm going to have a little lie down, two blog posts in one week has worn me out!!!!