Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Previously On This Week: 23 July


A few links back to posts from the same week in previous years that are still relevant or might be fun to revisit.

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Liberty, London




Friday, 26 July 2013

Connecting The Dots







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Friday, 18 July 2014

The Thrill Of Coming Home

"The thrill of coming home has never changed."
Guy Pearce


For just over two weeks I've been in England and it has been wonderful to wake to this view from my hotel room window every morning.

As I pack to fly back to the States this evening, here's a handful of pics.

English Paper Piecing on the plane.

Knitting on the plane.

My hotel room view by night.

Two fat quarter bundles from John Lewis.

 Four lots of three metre lengths of Liberty fabric from Shaukat on Old Brompton Road (the best place to buy Liberty!).

Some more small pieces of Liberty from Shaukat.

Oh and I squeezed in a visit to this wonderful city too - doesn't everyone love Paris?




 
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Previously On This Week: 16 July


A few links back to posts from the same week in previous years that are still relevant or might be fun to revisit.

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

A QAYG Method That's Not Grid Based & Strip Joined - Now Isn't That Worth Reading About?




Sunday, 21 July 2013

What Do You Think Of My Mini Adventure?

 





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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Previously On This Week: 9 July


A few links back to posts from the same week in previous years that are still relevant or might be fun to revisit.

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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Triangles Galore Saturday




Sunday, 8 July 2012

Tutorial: Personalising Your Blogger Comment Message




Thursday, 11 July 2013

Maya Chaimovich's 'Travel Log' Exhibition




Friday, 12 July 2013

Introducing Fab People & Places

 



Monday, 15 July 2013

A Girl, A Bear, A Dog And A Unicorn - You Couldn't Make It Up!

 





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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Previously On This Week: 2 July

This week it seems appropriate to start this post with a huge thank you to everyone who responded so positively to a post I wrote last Wednesday, What Type Of Follower Are You?.  I won't repeat it all again here, if you'd like to read the post and comments here's the link.  I wrote the post not for one moment suggesting people should follow me, rather I was curious to know just what it is about this 'Previously On...' weekly post that evidently turns some people off.

Your replies amazed me, there were responses from people who I had no idea were ever following me and it was heartening to read every comment, thank you to everyone for your support it is very much appreciated.

One reader gave me a really good insight into how my posts look via other devices, which I promptly checked out and was horrified to discover she was right (do you know Feedly removes all formatting from posts, left justifies everything, sets it all on a white background, can't manage size and layout of icon links and removes all links to Bloglovin'? - a whole other topic in itself but very interesting though I have discovered there are other ways to view via Feedly and I've responded with info on the original post).


So, without further digression, here is this week's 'Previously On...' post.


A few links back to posts from the same week in previous years that are still relevant or might be fun to revisit.

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Friday, 29 June 2012

Tutorial: The Dreaded Comment 'Word Verification' And How To Remove It





Monday, 2 July 2012

My Very First Ever Quilt




Sunday, 7 July 2013

Shattered Chevrons & Broken Arrow Blocks







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Sunday, 29 June 2014

A Good Snapshot Or A Total Wash Out?

   

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” 

― Eudora Welty


Pics of another Christmas make I haven't shared before or rather snapshots full of memories.  I made 3 of these laminated wash bags as gifts for guys and don't you just love this masculine camera laminated fabric?  It's Cameras by Michael Miller Fabrics.


Laminated inside and out - perfect for a quick wipe clean


and even a guy can use a pack of man tissues in his travel bag.


Not a total wash out even if I say so myself.

Speaking of laminated wash bags and tissue covers, yesterday I taught a class of wonderful ladies at The City Quilter how to make laminated wash bags and tissue covers for themselves.  All the ladies were new to sewing zippers, one of the ladies hadn't touched a sewing machine for over 20 years - since she was at school - and no-one had sewn with laminated fabric before.  


Students chose to make any size bag, from wash bag to cosmetic bag or even a tiny lipstick/coin change bag - the technique's the same whatever the size and they got to take my detailed written instructions home with them.


It was a really fun day and I think everyone got over their fear of zippers and laminates.


By the end of the day here's what everyone had produced and it was wonderful to see how excited they all were with their handiwork and I was an incredibly proud teacher :D

Speaking of The City Quilter, the store is featured in Tuesday night's episode of Celebrity Wife Swap (US), 10 pm EST, 1 July, on ABC.  The celebrities swapping are stand up comic Judy Gold and illusionist Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller.   Filming was back in March and, though I was in the store with Flicky at the time, we don't appear in the programme but we still had to keep it top secret till now.  Store owner, Cathy Izzo, was filmed for the piece but we'll have to wait and see just how much you'll get to see of Cathy and the store in the final edit.

Cathy had the celebrity sons sewing using the built in alphabets on the Berninas but what a shame they didn't get around to making one of my laminated wash bags!!!

Have you tried sewing with laminated fabrics, what have you made?


 
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