Tuesday, 20 October 2009
On Monday the 19th of October it was my birthday and for a birthday treat
my partner Jim took me to the Cottonpatch shop in Birmingham to get some lovely material towards my patchwork coat. I thought Cottonpatch would be like a large warehouse but it was just a simple little shop with patchwork and quilting galore goodies. There were so many lovely things there it was hard to pick what to get but I got several half a metres of lovely batik greens, and some quilting threads.
Jim took me on the train and I had to accept that long distances I cant walk too far so the chair came in handy, but I will conquer this, and start to get fitter in the next couple of weeks and months. There were lots of lovely cards and gifts of perfume and chocolate from Mum, Mum In Law and Rachel. Rachel, Jim's daughter wasn't here as she was away on holiday but I loved the card and little box of chocolates.
The cloth of different hexagons is growing, stitched one by one. I shall need about four to five yards if this before adding the wadding and backing to quilt ready for a coat.
Last week I found a crafts group where there was a lady willing to help me on dressmaking in understanding the patterns which is great so this gave me an incentive to just keep going with that patchwork coat idea. Already the weather and the season, now Autumn has changed dramatically. Ive not been able to write alot on this blog in the last couple of days and weeks as most of the time the computer has been broken.
Things are slowly up and running. The printer is being naughty at the moment, but hopefully this will be sorted soon. I got some paper that you put through the printer to print on cotton for patchwork so I will let you know how I get on with this once the printer is fixed.
I must catch up with all your blogs I have not forgotten about you so please bear with me.