16 December 2008


This is my latest patchwork quilt under construction. I am hoping to get the whole thing hand quilted over the winter so I can send it to our house in Crete with John in the spring. It's a double sized bedspread, or will be when it's finished. There are lots of metallic print fabrics in the quilt and it looks very bright and cheerful, just like Crete!

8 December 2008

Well a good weekend was had by all. We had relatives to stay and I drove a 200 mile round trip on Saturday to take Emily for a photo shoot in Darwen, Lancashire. We were fine going but then on the way back we enountered all the football traffic for Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Manchester United, Stockport... Hopefully the photos (for Emily's modelling portfolio) will be worth it.

Then on Sunday instead of having a relaxing morning in church I drove a 60 mile round trip to Leicester to pick up my Bernina and then on to the Fabric Guild for a nice browse amongst the fabric in the freezing cold. I think I've converted cousin Diana to quilting in the process! I'll post some piccies of my new project soon.

5 December 2008


Have just won this fab little Bernina 830 on ebay!!!! Complete with all accessories and in mint condition, this little beauty is going to help me with my next project. It also means I can send my more lightweight Toyota machine to Crete in April when John goes. It was a teeny bit expensive for a used machine but I have been saving up for a good one and wanted a purely mechanical machine as they are easy to maintain. This model was made in the 1970s and is still very popular. When I called my nearest Bernina dealer they offered me the same model in a completely BRAND NEW condition for £1000 which would have been great if I could have afforded it!