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Saturday, 12 October 2013

A 'quilty' day out and a finish!

Tuesday was the day, the American Museum was the destination, I was picked up by Carys to travel via Bath to the Museum arriving around 11.45, after following some tricky road closure diversions.
Covered Wagon at the entrance 
We started in the Terrace restaurant with a nice cuppa and some 'heavenly' cookies, and met up with the others before heading off to the Quilt Room to sew. Once settled we all produced our sewing, all but 2 of us were working on our 'Sheep' pictures, with Carys hand quilting and Gaynor who was stitching some Sashiko panels. One of the Guides informed us that a coach party from Bridgewater was due in later so we quickly worked out a lunch rota to ensure there would be someone stitching when they arrived. 
The view from the quilt room is lovely.
and after admiring the view we quickly fell to stitching and chatting with visitors (I was very impressed with the number of Menfolk who popped in!) Later in the day we spoke with a lovely lady all the way from Melbourne, Australia who said she had just begun quilting.
I got all of my sheep onto the background and think they look quite cute... 
I now have to embroider all the features like legs, ears, eyes, some flowers on the grass plus some quilted clouds.
When I got home I came to the workroom to stow away my bits and bobs, the sun was just beginning to set over the houses at the back of the house, I love sunsets and they are just as beautiful at this time of year as any other what do you think? I like the way It forms a silhouette of the houses as it dips lower in the sky
around 6pm
15 minutes later
Other news on the sewing front, the Crazy panel is done, I decided that less is probably more in this instant, I added some French knots to the Pistil stitch,                               

 decided to leave the larger white flower on the Blue Brocade                                                            

and tried my hand at some freestyle embroidery with a tree on the solid blue patch in the centre                                                                

so now it looks like this,                               

Just the edges to trim but I'm still undecided what to use it for though.  
Well that's enough from me for today, I'll be back soon with an invitiation....
Bye for now


  1. so glad you had a good time x Sewing looks great ... and diverse xx

    1. Thank you Dianne for popping by, it's always good to hear from you.

  2. So lovely! What a marvelous day!! Hugs.....

    1. Thank you we did have a good day, keeps me inspired working in places like that, and to hope one day something I make may have survived for that long!!