My name is Susan and I have a lot of fabric..

31 12 2010

This morning, I was discussing with my family a story in the Guardian about a man who decided to spend a year without buying any new clothes.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/27/10-10-environment-campaign

When Barnaby suggested that I might spend a year without buying any fabric there was a gasp from Richard who suggested that if Barnaby wanted to see 2011 he should think very carefully about what he said next….

But on line I see there is a group of quilters who are going to try an 8 week fabric diet.  Now a year is unthinkable but 8 weeks – I think I could do it!

I’ve started by sort of virtual shopping – I shop online, put fabric in my basket but I don’t check out so I don’t actually buy it.  It’s like the quilting equivalent of nicorette patches for smokers…..

http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2010/12/fabric-diet-for-new-year.html

So does anyone want to join me?

Happy new year

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Something strange is happening to me..

17 12 2010

I don’t know what is causing it but I keep finding myself drawn to photos on Flickr of applique and in particular the work of a quilter called Sue Spargo.

Sue does the most amazing applique, often of flowers and leaves in a modern style using a mixture of wool and cotton and with the most inventive embellishment.  I wish she lived near enough to do a workshop for us!

This is a photo of her work and a link to her blog and a gallery of photos made by her students.  What do you think?

http://www.suespargo.com/gallery.html

http://suespargo.blogspot.com/





More Christmas pictures….

16 12 2010

From Janette, here are some lovely pictures of Christmas sewing.  Isn’t this lovely? The bird looks like a red cardinal to me.  Come along in January and see the wall hanging for real!

 





Christmas is coming…..

3 12 2010

Well my blue and gold birds are finished at last – a delight of fabric,  sequins and beads.  I am really pleased with them and the 10 birds are now hanging from my mantelpiece.  You can see one set below. They look comfortable in their new home.