Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Where did December go - apart from on my waistline?

Beverley Minster, December 2012.

I took these two shots of Beverley Minster on the night of the Christmas Candlelit Concert (all the C's) and by the time we got in, I'd already had a rather generous sherry in the pub which immediately went to my head, and I seemed to spend an awful long time gazing at the ceiling, thinking what a pretty embroidery pattern it would make. See?

How did the December sewing frenzy go? Same here - and I only remembered to take a photograph of two out of the five projects I made. Drat. Mind you, how many oven pads can you look at before they all start to look the same?
Oven pads - next year I may progress to the whole oven glove.

 I will be more organised in 2013 - in fact I've decided that  I would like to have a craft stall at our local garden centre's Christmas Fair - so preparation for Christmas 2013 starts now! I know, bah humbug, blah blah blah.
I've also decided to try and be more organised ( for organised, read better) with my blog photography - light is always an issue here in the UK, but there MUST be some better way of shooting / editing then I am currently using. I will investigate.
 I ALSO want to try and convert some of the old bag patterns I designed in to PDF form - haven't got a clue at the moment, but there must be a way, right? When I have, if anyone would like to be a pattern tester for me I would be eternally grateful.

Central panel of Kaffe Brights Quilt - as it is now known.
Remember the bright fabric I said I was using next? Angst, this top is slightly brighter then I had imagined. It's finished now, and I am hoping that when I have quilted it, I'll fall in love....or something. It's just so different from my usual style!
Happy New Year!!


  1. I so know what you mean about the light, I tried to take some photo's yesterday and they were just dreadful . I like your right quilt , something to cheer you up if you're feeling a bit mopey :-)

  2. The quilt top is bright, but I love it! I think sometimes I get so stuck in "my" colors and "my" style that I don't venture out... but I love the brights when I see them on your quilt.

    I also have light / photography issues, which unfortunately, I can blame only on myself. We have sunlight here year round --- except, of course, on the days I want to take a fabulous outdoor photo of a new quilt.

    I don't have the software to convert documents to PDF, but my home printer/scanner/copier has a feature where I can scan a printed document and it will save to my computer as a PDF file.

    I'd be happy to test a pattern for you, so long as there are no HSTs involved ;-)