the 12 days of christmas are over and all the pretty bits of christmas are packed away for 12 months !
some stitching days have been had on those very hot days we have had this summer
a cooling blue bowl of the sweetest perfume filled the room !
and i won't show you the friends, jenny and sharon may not like it, but between the three of us much is achieved, but there is always an 'over achiever' ! having left her machine in the corner, sharon has taken to hand piecing and quilting with great gusto and really enjoying the hands on approach.
this is the first, hst all cut and stitched by hand and then quilted with yellow perle 8 cotton and finished and bound and slept under ! made from scraps from all of us !
then my tumbler template was taken home for a lend and this is the result, once again all cut and stitched by those sharon hands ! i guess it may be well on the way to also being finished, well done !
on the couch, back left, is jenny's hst, which is nearly there and looking so different to sharons's. that's what i like about this simple pattern and many of the same fabrics have been used in both quilts !
sharon had previously machined this bright saintly one, but is now also quilting this with fine quilting cotton.
we had a sort of easy patchwork lunch that day !
not many pretty corners left here now, it's begining to look alot like this !
no soft edges on this photo ! the packing up has begun !
this is a quote i have loved, i shared it once with someone close to me !
"there is a place i sometimes go to in my dreams. it is full of light and joy,
it makes me feel safe"
still looking for somewhere to feel safe again !