Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Best mail ever!

Hello!  Well as promised here is the wonderful package I received through the mail last week.

Those of you who know me will probably realise I am in a quilting bee called Bee A Brit Stingy.  The 5 other ladies are wonderful and have been so kind and forgiving to me during my time in the bee.  I am so very grateful to each and everyone of them. Shout out time - Di , Nicky ,Sheila, Catherine and the lovely Lucy - much love to you all! xxxxx

Last year we each made our own row for a quilt and then posted it off to the next person to add a row, who then posted it on to the next and so on.

My theme was sewing/quilting related and these are the beautiful, thoughtful, amazing rows I received back from each lovely lady.

I plan to do an individual spotlight on each wondrous row but this quick photo will have to do you all for now!
My row is  the 3rd from the top.

I felt very emotional when I opened it all up but I am a bit like that at the moment.  I love every single row of it and am so very thankful for the work put in.  All the other ladies received their rows back too and are equally delighted with what they received. 

Collette x

Monday, 18 January 2016

I am back!

Hello lovely readers!  I am so sorry about my lengthy absence.  Sadly my lovely mum passed away late November just past and everything has been an uphill struggle since.
I won't go into details but suffice to say the grieving process continues but I continue to heal.
Art and sewing are helping me with that process and keeping me strong for my dad.  When my mum had not long passed I threw myself into drawing.  Most of my sewing was packed away for Christmas so drawing was more easily accessible.

Here are some of my efforts.



And of course sewing and quilting continued post New Year.



Thanks to everyone for bearing with me.  I have a rather special quilt top to reveal later in the week. Watch out for that!
Collette xxxx