Saturday, 26 February 2011


This is the reason my blog has been quiet...

Took a little break in Paris, freezing cold but very enjoyable!
As soon as I came home, I managed to get my Kansas Troubles Favourites quilt top sent off to be long arm quilted. I really can't wait until it comes back - I think it's always a surprise to see it again, and the
difference the quilting makes to it!
I made a New Year's resolution this year that I would practice my free motion quilting more that hasn't really happened..I'm starting again next'll be a new March resolution for me!
Anybody else need to make some new March resolutions?

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Leah's birthday

My youngest is 9 years old this week
Oh I feel old :(

She wanted a cake that looked like Hector
Wish I could say that I made the cake, but I didn't.
Super cute!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ulster American

We visited the Ulster American Folk Park on Sunday,
it's a museum of emigration and folk life.
Originally called the 'Mellon Folk Park', named after Thomas Mellon, founder of the Mellon Bank, who left these shores to make his fortune in America.
The current exhibition is called 'Through the Eye of a Needle' There were lovely pieces of embroidery...
"Today is short. Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow may never come.
If you have anything to do. Do it now"
..a warning to us all! some crazy patchwork.. and many other things related to sewing in the past.
Outside we enjoyed looking around all the houses.
We began our journey in Ireland, there are many traditional cottages, meeting houses, a school house, blacksmith..
Then we made our way to town and boarded the ship for America

After landing in America, we checked out the pioneer houses! Of course there were many patchwork quilts in all the cottages and cabins,
this one caught my eye
All that travelling fitted into a Sunday afternoon!
We really needed more time to look around, we'll most definitely be back.

Monday, 7 February 2011

I've got troubles....

Yes, I've got troubles...but they're the best kind....Kansas Troubles.....

Just a little peek at the Kansas Troubles Favourites under my needle today.
Go over to the Kansas Troubles blog for their contribution to the
Moda Pillow Talk Blog Hop today.
Got any troubles under your needle?

Saturday, 5 February 2011

My blog button...

I have just spent a long time figuring out how to make my own blog button,
oh I hope it works!! I'm relying on someone out there to let me know...and if it doesn't work....well the rubbish bin is looking pretty good just about now!!
I looked for advice on this blog,
otherwise, I don't think I could ever have made it.
There is also a recipe there for beer can chicken...sounds interesting,
anyone ever try it?