About me

Since I was little I have loved to sew!  First of all it was soft toys from this book...

Here is one of the special ones I made

And Dandelion is still around...

I then progressed onto clothes...in my teens and twenties.

As an escape into the adult world (being by then a stay at home mum)  I joined an evening class on patchwork and applique.  I bought a Christmas hanging kit by Debbie Mumm and I was hooked - mainly on applique!

I found piecing rather scary at that time but several courses later I actually managed to piece and enjoy that too. 

I started blogging in March 2011 and have been inspired, challenged and mainly rewarded by discovering skills I never new I had and enjoying it immensely.  Now I enjoy Free Motion Applique and a little bit of FM Embroidery if I dare call it that and raw edge applique.  I enjoy making zipped pouches and am rediscovering button holes with a positive attitude!

I had always quilted by hand but I recently took up the challenge of learning how to Free Motion Quilt (my machine did not have a walking foot so I thought FMQ would be my route to machine quilting!)  I joined up with Cindy @ Fluffy Sheep Quilting  for FMQ Friday!  I am still making progress and will continue to do so I hope!  Onwards and upwards!

I am keen to conquer my fear of paper or foundation piecing - it is a useful tool!  I also want to do more with curves, design my own blocks and write a few tutorials - if only to remind myself how to do something!

I love creating a quilt, a mess, a stash of fabric!

The best thing though without a doubt is finding likeminded crazy people like me with a love of sewing, creating and chatting!  So thank you all and feel free to drop me a comment or email as I so want to get to know you!


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