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Monday, 30 May 2011

Fyberspates Book Launch last Saturday

We had a great day on Saturday. Jeni from Fyberspates launched her new knitting book that has loads of wonderful patterns.

Jeni will be sending us copies of the book this week, so please pop in and have a look. The wool is fantastic too.

Samples and heaving studio:

Speeches: Cakes and sandwiches provided by Jeni's mum and auntie:



Book signing:



Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Making Cordials & Whiskeys

At Besh's house today who is an expert cordial, fruit wine, and conserve maker - plus embroidery, cake maker and general superwoman!!

(Did you know that Irish Whiskey is spelled with an 'ey' and Scottish Whisky without!)

Blackberry Whiskey & Quince Jelly:

Qunice Jelly
Bottling:

New Fabric

Bought this gorgeous fabric from the Patchwork Dog & Basket in Lewes yesterday. Going to make something lovely for the new quilting book.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Visit to San Francisco

Went to a fab shop in San Francisco. Full of interesting vintage and hand made things. Could have spent all day in there. It's called Nest, take a look: http://www.nestsf.com/



And of course on the way back there was this:

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Hexagon overdose



Californ i a

If anyone wants me.... I'm here - in Petaluma, California.

It may seem a little on the luxurious side, but don't worry I'm not just on holiday, but working on a new quilting book too. Here are a few pics of my friend's house where I'm staying. Have found a wonderful quilting shop and knitting shop just 10 minutes walk away and will try and put some interesting pics up for you over the nexxt three weeks while I'm here.