Saturday, 6 December 2014

Testing Designs

I did some design shopping on the net and done some test stitching tonight. Here's a few of them.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Santa Visited Early...

He brought me this lovely embroidery machine so I've been busy making things to hang on the Christmas tree.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Tree Skirt

Back to some sewing at last. My machine is set up permanently again as renovation work on the house is almost done.

Using an EZ Dresden Plate ruler I've put together a simple Christmas tree skirt. I like finding a purpose for my practice pieces.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

What a lovely Day!

Whitby sea front...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Evening walk,  feels like autumn!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


I've been collecting bits and bobs to upcycle for many years, long before it became fashionable and magazines were published on the subject. With the current interest in making old things new there is lots of advice available and specialist products on the market. This has spurred me on to make a start.

There is the bedside table which was one of Paul's school wood work projects. It's been in use since it was made and looking rather tired. The before picture..... is above.

the lower pictures are my dear mother in law's Morco sewing box.  The fabric inside is coming out as it is falling to pieces and it will be rep added and lined after it has be painted.  Haven't decided whether it's a complete paint or not.

Friday, 15 August 2014

New phone

At last I've got a phone on which I can easily read texts.  It's got a great camera and I've just found an inbuilt app which does all sorts of editing and effects.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Today's newspaper...

Well, this all came as a bit of a surprise!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Scarborough at Dusk

Marine Drive

Looking Down from Oliver's Mount

War Memorial