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Random Thursday – why my OH is better than Ryan Gosling

Two things he has said to me this week that affirms I’m marrying the right person…. “Is it OK to use fabric scissors on this foam?” – thanks for checking and knowing that they’re not ‘just scissors’! Last night – “You’ve had a really productive day on that quilt.” – I didn’t do anything at […]

Christmas in July fabric giveaway

As it’s a beautiful day today, what could be more oddly timed than a giveaway of Christmas fabrics? I’m working on a secret Christmas quilt- and I don’t really do Christmas quilts, but I have these three fat quarters left over from the 25th and Pine range by Basic Grey that I’m sure someone can […]

Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875Q Review

I think it’s fair to say this machine has had a thorough testing since I have now had it for 6 months, so I thought I’d summarise good points and bad, then go into a bit more detail. PROS Great price for the harp space size and features Can wind the bobbin from the needle […]

Dress Done

I finally got round to making the final adjustments on my Bike Path dress, and then we took some stupid pictures I actually finished something from┬áthis quarter’s list! *jumps for joy*

Well, that didn’t work.

My thread is still snapping but the tension of the stitches looks perfect…. I checked that the top thread unrolled the right way (Dianne- yes the thread comes off the spool at the front as you say it should, which I’d call clockwise now after all that- the Aurifil does still go the weird way […]

Tension

I’ve had a few issues with the tension on my Husqvarna lately, a repeat of the problems I had when I very first got the machine. In floating FMQ mode when quilting the washi tape quilt, the top thread was frequently visible on the back. Problem is, the machine automatically sets the tension depending on […]

A finish: Washi Tape Quilt

Ooh that was quite a big pause in posts for me! I have been doing quite a bit, and have a finish to post up today, albeit not one from my finish along list…. Still got to finish the things that pay the bills first, right? So here is my Washi Tape quilt… I forgot […]

Sausage Puppy

Our neighbours from next door but one have been checking in with Hank for the last three weeks whilst we have been at work. The penultimate day was particularly eventful after I let him have a pigs trotter the day before. We had been paying them but I wanted to give them a gift. Apparently […]

WIP Wednesday

I’m still here, I’m still reading blogs daily and I’m still sewing I’m currently working on something secret. I totally hate that as I’m rubbish with secrets. It’s using the new Rustique collection that isn’t even out yet, how lucky am I? Hopefully I will get a bit of time doing more on it tonight […]

Puppies that like fabric – an almost tutorial

Hank is perpetually diving into my bag of scrap strips or pinching charm squares out of my scrap drawer, it drives me round the bend! I was talking to my friend Gina last night and she told me to make him a fabric bone. Then I saw this on Pinterest this morning… spooky. Anyway Hank […]