thank you!

Just a quick post to say a massive thank you for all your lovely comments about my ‘twelve-years-in-making-scrappy-quilt’ (I really need to think of a catchier title 🙂 )

I am blown away by the reaction that my wee quilt story has sparked (over 2000 shares on Facebook – what?!?) – my word! Thanks you guys!

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Well now, what do you do when you finish one quilt?   I’ll give you three guesses, but you’ll get it in one … You start another one, right? Yay!

I’ve always fancied making a two colour quilt and have settled on this colour combo.  I’m going to machine quilt it this time though, so it shouldn’t take me another 12 years before I’m done!

Red grey fabrics

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 Happy stitching!
Natalie x

 

dull women have immaculate sewing rooms

It’s hard to believe that I’m actually writing my first post! I am so excited to have finally set up my blog, which I hope will allow me to share a few tips and tricks as well as free tutorials for cute little projects. It’s amazing to know that there are so many of us sewing-obsessed lovelies out there, itching to learn new things and share our sewing room secrets!

For many years, before we moved to our present home, I used to have to do what a lot of other keen stitchers do. I would drag out the sewing machine and all my ‘stuff’ from the cupboard and set up shop on the kitchen table. I would just be getting totally engrossed when someone would ask ‘What’s for tea?’ and the whole lot would have to be packed away to make room for the family mealtime!

These days, I am fortunate enough to have my own sewing room. Ah! What a blessing it is! It is a wonderful space that I can retreat to and sew in peace and quiet. The best thing is, I can just close the door at night and leave everything out ready to pick up where I left off the next day.

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Most of the time my sewing room is fairly organized; my fabric stash, patterns, notions, magazines, and other materials are all neatly filed and folded. And then I get an idea. That’s all it takes. Just one idea, to make my sewing room look like a bomb has hit it – fabric everywhere, ends of threads clinging to my clothing, ribbon, buttons, pins and needles covering every inch of my sewing table. It’s just about this time that my husband usually enters, as I emerge from beneath a mound of material. He doesn’t say anything, but I can tell that he thinks I’ve lost the plot! These days, I warn him to enter at his peril by hanging this little pillow outside the door.

pillow: sewing room secrets

I rather think that I have rambled on a little too much for my first post (note to self – try to make posts a little shorter), so I will sign off for now. I’ll upload a free PDF pattern for the little pillow in a while – come back soon! Happy stitching!