Friday, 5 October 2012

The week in pictures

It has been a busy week, lots of catching up and trying to fit everything in, even a night out - I took this photo on the way home of the Brighton wheel lit up as it looked so pretty.

I have done loads of sewing this week for a special quilt I am making for a special person for a special occasion that is really soon. It has been great fun making it, but yes, you can detect a note of panic in my voice.

I've been promising to make jam tarts with the kids since we had some delicious ones on our holiday this summer in France. We picked loads of blackberries at the end of the summer and I had my first experience of making jam (half fruit, half sugar, yikes). So it felt very satisfying to make these with our own jam, they were easy and lovely. And not too painful to make with the kids.

It's been a foul and stormy week and it's getting to cold and rough for this pup to go in the sea. Much to her disappointment.

So perfect weather for staying in and sewing and sewing and sewing. I have made great progress and it has been very therapeutic, I hope to be able to share the finished quilt with you very soon. It has not quenched my need to create a triangle quilt and I'm going to have to make another soon.

I have also been busy adding about one new bundle a day, it takes a bit of time to get the balance right but I'm really pleased with the new selection, I hope you like them.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, which was a difficult one to write, like sewing, writing (and reading your comments) is also very therapeutic,

Have a great weekend,


  1. Love your in-progress quilt - the colours are beautiful! Loving the bundles too. Have a great weekend.

  2. Hello! I do read this still! Your wheel picture is like Gwyns! Fancy that -He's gjmahoney on instagram. I really think focusing on the creative - crafting helps enormously during difficult, depressed times in life. It's productive and satisfying (if you don't make any mistakes) in fact, making mistakes is easier to bear because it's wrapped up in the perspective of the what is going on in life. I can't imagine not sitting with my crochet during that difficult time - in fact I could witter on about crafting and unhappy times and do have something related brewing in the back of my mind which I'd like your ideas on...big hugs in the meantime X

  3. Jam tarts are a favourite bake here, though we've never made our own jam before - impressive! The quilt is gorgeous, love the palette of blues and yellows.

  4. I feel VERY special. Thank you so much. And through this lovely blog I also know the hard work that went into it. Kate, you're a star.