Friday, 11 October 2013


At Kate's on Wednesday I sat working on my Periwinkle quilt with the hand quilting. Progress is slow but, progress nevertheless. I had a brainwave for the border and decided to quilt the outlines of the periwinkle block. The inspiration just appeared out of the blue, I think it works and I am pleased with it.

On Kate's design wall was a small quilt that her sister Margaret had been working on. We have watched the progress over time but the penny did not drop until seeing it finished and up on the wall. I suddenly realised that Margaret's quilt is exactly the same pattern as mine but looks  totally different.

Margaret's version of the periwinkle quilt. As you can see, very different in placement of colours and the pattern within the octagon. The blocks are a bit bigger than mine. Spurring me on to finish mine now. Well done Margaret.

Kate gave me these two tomatoes from her garden. They are of a late growing outdoor variety and their name ..... Shirley.

On Sunday we had a pleasant stroll around the garden centre in such lovely unseasonal sunshine and on one of the stands was this fabulous clematis. Love everything about it.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your kind and lovely comments regarding baby Maisie.  Mum and baby are doing well.
Happy Stitching.
Love Shirley.