My name is Collette and I am a quilter from Scotland. I have been a patchworker and quilter for over a decade and love to share what I have been making here.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello and sorry to all my readers for my lack of posts lately.  As I am sure is the case with us all, I have been flat out lately.  Finishing orders for friends and family.  Attending various school/nursery events for Christmas.  Being ill with the cold then tending to kids with it.  Then getting it again!  Round and round it goes.

At the moment, under my chin, I have managed to acquire some delightful light facial hair (????), no idea why or how and also a jowelly??? neck.  I am unsure if this is due to a permanent sore throat or just fat?  or hormonal?  Anyway this is making me feel a bit old and ugly.

Thank goodness for sewing projects to keep me busy.  I recently finished this for a friend.   I really hope she likes it, her husband won't let her see it until Christmas day as it is her Christmas pressie from him!

 excuse the abandoned animals on the floor!  I hadn't tidied up.  The runner is 2m long!

My daughter before her nursery concert at the local church hall.

Anyway after the New Year it shall be business with blogging as usual!  A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.  Have a wonderful time and talk soon. xxxxx
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Sunday, 4 December 2011

nice and cosy!

Finally got these pics uploaded!  I made these cute tea cosies for a dear friend at church.  She needed a small one and one for her larger teapot.  The small white is quite a standard cosy but made to size for her teapot.

The larger red one is based on her old tea cosy.  It is such a cool design.  The sides are open for the handle and the spout and the top comes together with an elastic fabric covered band.  At the bottom is a circular wooden base.  It is fab as it takes any size teapot almost and can be adjusted to size with the band at the top!

I think this may become my future tea cosy design!  One size fits all!

Hope you like these cosies.
too long!

Friday, 2 December 2011

too long!

I am so sorry I haven't posted in ages.  This week the weather has been whacky here with gales, torrential rain and hail which I think has caused Three some network problems here.  Hence my reason for not getting online as I use my mobile as a modem for my PC.  

I have been busy making a few tea cosies and almost finishing the table runner, placemat set I have been working on.  Etsy has been awfully slow but I have had plenty to keep me going with custom orders and my own projects!  

Hoping to get caught up on all your lovely blogs tomorrow morning ( no school rush etc) and get some photos posted of those tea cosies and such like!  Oh and I just realised I have missed Lily's quilts small blog meet!!!!! Argh maybe tomorrow. :(( 
Lots of love
Collette xxxx
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