Today has been build up day for Yarndale, so I abandoned my lovely Dizzy Duck who was busy having a tea party when I left. We don’t have a final total for our contribution to the worlds biggest tea party so I’ll let you know next week.
I am ‘ totes amazed’ by the amount and standard of exhibitors at the show and I think that it is going to be an excellent event, please come and support the show so that it can become a regular part of Skipton’s annual calendar. Tweety Pie and I will be waiting to see you on stand 102 which is opposite Knitting 4 Fun and Colourcraft.
Skipton Auction Mart, Saturday 28th 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday 29th 10am to 4.30pm. http://yarndale.co.uk/
Even more gorgeous quilts, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did
The other week Twiddley Tracy taught her blowy day quilt class for us. I have just received this pic from Kate, who attended the class, isn’t it ACE! I love your choice of colours and especially that you have recycled an old skirt for the red border; after all make do and mend is what patchwork is all about. Really well done and also I can’t wait to see your sampler blocks now that you have finished them all. Go to the top of the class!
P.s whose fingers are peeping over the top?
To my great disappointment this photo does not do justice to Denise’s beautiful woven basket. Denise and I have studied it at length and decided that there is not enough contrast between the fore and rear ground. This wall hanging is being run as a one day class Sunday 27th October, feel free to call in the shop and have a look at the sample if you are unsure by the picture. The background and the basket are ofcomplementary fabrics woven together, which though they look complicated, once you have learned the techniques you will be surprised at the complicated patterns that you can easily achieve. The 3D flowers are free machined, so if you have always fancied learning how to free machine get in touch and book your place now either through this blog or by ringing the shop on 01729 824708
Have a lovely weekend and I will catch up with you soon 😉
I hope you enjoy the pic it is of Paula’s completed bag. Do you remember a few weeks ago we did a session on the principles of bag making? All the students designed their own basic bag and learned the skills of how to design, shape, size and work out fabric requirements for their own bag. We have had some beautiful bags revisit the shop.
Though I haven’t had a pic yet I know that Elaines bag has already visited the Norfolk Broads for a week. Well done ladies
Here is a sample of whats just arrived at Quilting Antics. Icicle Kisses by Kansas Troubles for Moda. I am busy uploading it to the website as we speak but if you want any before I have finished uploading it all feel free to ring the shop on 01729 824708.
It is a really earthy grungy range set off by gorgeous reds which ‘pop’ out and accentuate it beautifully.
I have just spoken to Jennie Rayment and she has told me that when she comes to visit Quilting Antics in August she will be doing her
‘Texture into Sudoko and more’, for the retreat which runs from 4.30 Friday to 4.30 Sunday (3 places still available)
Then on her one day class on Friday 23rd she will be doing her Scrappy Dappy Do! (4 places still available.)
I will post requirements on the retreats page as soon as Jennie has e mailed them to me (hopefully later today.) If you would like to book a place get in touch with the shop on 01729 824708
Pearl of the day by Big bird
I’m sorry I haven’t been a good blogger for the last week, partly due to being incredibly busy and partly due to not having wifi. Cocksparrow and I went off for a couple of days in our new caravan so that we could test it out…we went a whole mile up the road to Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan Park at Stainforth! I was determined that we were not going to cheat and use the facilities at home but I wanted to be close enough that if I forgot anything I was handy enough to call in for supplies. We had a wonderful time, we could have been a hundred miles away; in fact we loved it so much that we are thinking of going again. The Maudsley brothers run a really great site, very clean and very relaxed, Cocksparrow made lots of new friends in the play area (mainly girls, no surprise there) all was well until his first encounter with bubbly gum…of course being his first time what did he do? You guessed it…swallowed it and one of the older girls told him that he would have to go to hospital to DIE!!!! Imagine the tears that we had, poor little man, what a softie. I’m still not sure he believes that he is going to live! Still it hasn’t put him off and he is raring to go again. I can highly recommend the site if you a fancy a break in the Yorkshire Dales.
No post last night as I was at Giggleswick school’s summer pantomime, just look at my little man in true panto fashion the boys dressed as girls; he is pictured here with his beautiful partner sleeping beauty. He loved his frock! He played the wicked fairy who put Sleeping Beauty to sleep; it was sooo sweet watching him skip round casting his spell. I think it was fair(y) to say that it was the best school play that I have ever been to, it was fantastic; well done Giggleswick!