Sunday, 8 December 2013

Batten down the hatches.....

The weather outside is frightful.....

We lost the feed shed roof this time, luckily it wasn't full of feed else that would have caused a panic. We lost power for most of Thursday so no phones, internet browsing, sewing, quilting, ironing or hoovering but I had the Aga that day so was lovely and toasty in my kitchen. I did a bit of kitchen cleaning and before dark pulled out wind up torches, oil lamps and 'fourcandles', that entertained the Grandkids when they came over for dinner. The mince and tatties in the Aga was just ready as the the power came back on, then it's soon all forgotten. Different problem next day when the Aga decided to go on strike and refused to stay a lite so it's been a bit chilly over the weekend hopefully tomorrow the Aga Engineer will short it out?

I had some quilts picked up/delivered and am now on a countdown hoping to have all customer quilts finished by the end of this week.

I had a new customer bring this French Braid table runner in Christmas fabrics.  Although Olga said she wasn't in any hurry for it I quilted it with holly leaves and wreaths ready for her to pick up before Christmas.

These hexagons were rescued, up-cycled and loving stitched into this 'flower garden' design and appliqued onto a striking dark navy background. The Primrose panto replicates the shape of the hexagons. This quilt will be raffled to raise money for Church windows over in Selkirk.

I was thrilled and honoured that my quilt 'Inner Circle Flower of Scotland won Best of Show at The West Country Quilt Show in Somerset, UK

I wasn't sure that my Scottish themed quilt would be well received down in the south of England so I really appreciated that it arrived home with rosettes for Best in Show, Best Surface Embellishment, Best Large Wallhanging and Visitors Choice (sponsored by Lady Sew and Sew with a lovely Kaffe Fassett book and jelly roll).
I was also told to expect delivery direct from the show sponsors of a Janome sewing machine sometime soon......lovely, Thank you so much......


  1. Yeah to the lovely ribbons for your quilt, boo on the bad weather! We've had very cold and snow here, but no fierce winds, as I've heard you all had. Stay safe and keep making those lovely quilts.

  2. The hexagon quilt is a real treasure!

  3. What a haul of prizes! Well done :)

  4. Hey! Great Treasure Trove Kay - Congrats ....... :O)

  5. Congratulations again on your "Best in Show" and all the other catagories!!

  6. My goodness, what a lovely group of ribbons, etc, on your Inner Circle Flower of Scotland. Absolutely wonderful! The weather has been very cold here Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada. We also lost power this past Friday evening from 6 pm to midnight, just went we were getting dinner going and the ladies curling finals to earn their way to the Olympics was about to begin. Only solution was to drive to the nearest pub, order dinner and watch the game on the television! :-) When there's a will......

  7. Congratulations -- you deserve it.


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