Monday, 25 July 2011


I blogged about this flag back in April.
I made it for my son who plays rugby for Dungannon Under 19s.
The 1st XV team had an important match back in the Springtime,
so as an enthusiastic supporter, I thought he needed a flag!
It did come back in unscathed from the match and is presently hanging in the clubhouse!
It measures approx. 55" x 36".
Once I had the crest drawn out, with the help of some Bondaweb,
it all came together quite quickly.
This summer, I thought I would make my nephew a similar one.
He is going on tour with the 1st XV team to the USA next month. (Boston area I think!)
I wonder if it will come back in one piece?:)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea..

At the minute my blogability seems to have taken a vacation.
I guess with children about home all day, there seems to be a million other things to do.
Last week my sister and my two youngest travelled to Newcastle, Co.Down.
'Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea..' so said Percy French.
It was a blustery day, but in between showers my daughters had a swim in the outdoor pool!
Not just the ideal weather conditions, but at least it was heated!
Sewing at the minute is very slow, although some flying geese did take off today!
Hopefully I'll have some pictures next week.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Giveaway winner

Thanks everyone for entering the cowboy giveaway, and the winner is
Denise who said "I vote for Cactus Kid and Bo!"
Congratulations Denise! Please email me your details.

I'm teaching tomorrow with a local craft group,
We're going to be making some double wedding rings!
My children have finished school for the summer break and
I'm hoping to take a little break from sewing for a few weeks!
How long will I last?
Well hopefully long enough to get caught up on some cleaning
and have a few day trips with the kids!