Thursday 31 May 2012


...we stood at the end of the road

the rain came down

but we stayed where we were

the police came past....LOTS of them

then the buses

and the the touch

he was FAST

the rain was cold .. but hey.. we wont see it again (the torch that is not the rain!!)

the kids loved it .. there were speeches out side the Municipal buildings and there is to be a show of sorts outside the Railway station (we are a Railway town after all!)
I'm smiling after my little contact with the torch

Diane xx

Wednesday 30 May 2012


...passes the end of my street tomorrow morning, I do not know how many people will be there... the road is closed between 07.00 and 09.30.. will have to see if I can get some pictures xx

HOWEVER for today the BLUE theme continues, this wall hanging...

it was made from bits and pieces..

I was seeing how many different ways I could embellish the same shape..
I also added beads to the border fabric..

Just to brighten it up you understand xx... I even remembered to add a label.

Keep smiling

Diane xx

Monday 28 May 2012


...I thought I would keep the flowers theme going, with a bit of BLUE thrown in.

I made this quilt from 2 Block-Of-The-Month projects...

one was from Congleton quilt group...

the other was a shop bought project....

I knew it had been a while ago... BUT I was surprised when I looked at the label..

and here we go getting ready for the NEXT olympics!!

the back is BLUE as well...

Keep smiling

Diane xx

Sunday 27 May 2012


...just because Sally (and Blair) cannot come and walk through "the estate", I am posting some pictures for them... I don't mind if the rest of you don't want to stay... I'm just indulging myself xx

Of course I am NOT sharing the greenfly, and the slugs and snails!! AND leaving the (very) prolific weeds out as well !! lol xx

Keep smiling

Diane xx

Saturday 26 May 2012


.. has now received her block from me,so, I can show you what I added on for her. This is how it started..

I added this..

and this..

and now it looks like this

NOW it is her turn to come up with the next round. I am so glad to hear she liked what I did ... you never know what your partners reaction will be xx

Keep smiling

Diane xx

Friday 25 May 2012


today I thought I would share some BLUE... we have had some of this the last few days..

how wonderful to have BLUE skies, and warm weather xx

This little house was made a couple of years ago, as part of Sandbach quilt group Block-Of-The-Month....

I would not mind living in a little house that looks like this x

This wall hanging was a spur of the moment make...

I was just using up scraps..

it hangs at the top of the stairs... and makes me smile each time I pass it.... just shows what can be done with scraps xx

Keep smiling

Diane xx

Thursday 24 May 2012


.... to post a tutorial of how to do Congleton quilt group mystery make xx Here goes

You start with 2 squares... any size as long as they are square... these are 12.5 ins

place right side together... and put on top of square of wadding (same size)

sew round leaving gap to turn through

cut off corners

turn and sew up gap top stitch all round edge

fold into triangle

measure and mark 1/4 of way in (this came out at 16 ins so 4 inches in from each edge)


turn the corners over and make a bag

turn down the top edges

you can turn inside out and not have so much of a contrast

add a button to close

Ta-Da!! you can make them ANY size as long as you start with a square

Have fun

Diane xx