Saturday, 26 January 2013


It seems ages since I put anything on here.

I've been finishing off some Advent Calendars but, this week, I got sidetracked by Mr. & Mrs. Dollshouse.

Looking at the dolls' house I realized that Mr. & Mrs. Dollshouse needed a quilt for their bed in this very cold weather.

I've never done a miniature quilt before, can you believe that, so it will be an interesting experience.

Soo I'm handpiecing together tiny triangles of fabric left over from those projects that leave you with those tiny bits you never quite know what to do with.

I'll post a photo when it's done.

Thursday, 27 December 2012


As you all know I am a very keen cook and love experimenting with new and intresting recipes.
This one was by Barney Desmazery and was in the December, 2012 issue of the Good Food Magazine.  (Christmas Turkey with Clementine and Bay Butter)
I followed the recipe to the letter but when we carved it!!  It was disgusting, pale, slimey with no flavour except salt.  I have had great difficulty in keeping my Husband from throwing it out.
We have now decided to try making a Thai Curry out of it for our family gathering on Saturday and I will report back next week as whether it was edible or not.
All I can say is, don't use Barney Desmazery's recipes without trying them out on some unsuspecting soul before you serve them up on Christmas Day.
Personally, I shall never use any of his recipes again.

Monday, 19 November 2012


I have just found the ultimate Chili recipe book.

The Chili Year Book has 52 recipes, one for each week of the year.  It is clearly written and bound to lay flat on the worktop.  The recipes are varied, delicious and easy to follow for even a modest cook using chicken, mince, fish, and vegetarian ingredients.

At only £ 8.99 it makes a very acceptable Christmas present.  As your local bookseller.

Saturday, 17 November 2012


I have posted some of my Advent Calendar quilts on E-bay so that, if you want you can buy them using your paypal account.

I got another commission for a baby quilt today.  This is a little boy due in January, so that makes two I need to make as soon I have pt the finishing touches to my most recent Advent Calendar.

Keep a watch on here for some more new items coming in the Spring.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

It's been a busy week this week.  I got a special order which needed to be ready for collection on Wednesday so I have been working flat out.

Just had a call from our eldest son who is coming to visit this weekend.  His wife and sons are being tasken to a caraven in Scarborough by the other Grandparents and as our son says, "You wouldn't get me in a caravan at this time of the year."

I shall have to make a cake.  Talking of cake, I haven't made my Christmas Cake yet.  I usually make it in February and put it in the freezer to mature but this year it just didn't work out.  Never mind, I'm sure it will still be scrummy.

We have acclimatised to the English weather again which is just as well as it has been dull and rainy today.  We've been up to Gloucester this afternoon for various things and it was a successful visit.

My tea's ready now so I am going to sign off.

Bless you all. G

Saturday, 27 October 2012


Back in England again after a wonderful 6 weeks in Spain.  I delivered the cot quilt to my Client who was delighted.  The little girl in question is very sweet and so Vanessa tells me is an extremely good baby.

When we got out there the weather was in the low 30s which was a bit too hot for me so I had the excuse to stay indoors and make a couple more Advent Calendars.  I also made bumpers for two very low beams in our house and I have dressed the doll I made at a day workshop earlier in the year.  That is going out to my Granddaughter in Seattle I am afraid.

Not long now until 1st December so get your orders in to me as soon as you can in order that I can make sure everyone has the calendar they want.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I've started packing for my trip to deliver the cot quilt.  I'm going by car so can take my sewing machine, fabric and sewing box.  Heaven.

I shall continue to make calendars and quilts to order so, if you would like one, get your order in soon so that I can get it to you before Christmas.

You will notice that I haven't mentioned clothes.  If there is room I shall take some, can't quilt in the nude you know.;-)