A Quilt About A Blog

On waking, I rarely remember my dreams but I do day dream a lot – mostly about the things I’m going to make if I ever have time – so I evolved this quilt around the byline of my blog: Dream in Colour, Create in Fabric, Thread, Yarn, Words, Whatever you have to hand…

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If Wishes Were Horses…

Today is another reveal day for The Endeavourers. How do these reveals come round so fast? Our theme this quarter was Wishes and, when that was selected by Mr Random Generator, I immediately thought of the line, ‘If wishes were horses, beggars would ride…’ but I decided to let it lie. I was hoping for […]

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Merry Mid Winter

Last year, around this time, I wrote a small story called ‘The Figgy Gosling’ but I didn’t share it here because I didn’t have time to make pictures. Somehow, a year has rolled by and I haven’t got much further… But I do like to make a Mid Winter post and mark the fact that […]

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Unexpected Bursts Colour

It’s been a while since I did a ‘New to Me’ post but, despite appearances, I have spent some time in the Makery this month and tried out a couple of new things. The first was inspired by something Fiona at Celtic Thistle stitches did a while ago. I say ‘inspired’ because I did this […]

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A Golden Hare at Apple Time

So here we are again in apple time and the year heaves itself round another turn. And how did that happen? Barely a knit knitted, barely a stitch stitched. They say the older you get, the faster time flies. But surely I’m not suddenly aged so fast that a whole year has sped by in […]

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The best time to plant a tree

Back in January, did you have a word for 2019? I actually chose a word but I didn’t ever blog about it. That was partly because we had lots of relations visiting and I didn’t get around to it but it was also because I kept coming upon the idea that that public goal setting […]

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SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON

Slowly and intermittently, over this long time that I’ve been gardening, I have been pondering (and very occasionally working on) a new project and, at last, the nuts and bolts of it are starting to come together. This is a smallish double-side quit. The dark blue is a fairly improv sewing together of night-coloured scraps, […]

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A Walk in the Park

“Let us to go for a walk in the park”, she said. “We will take some bread for the ducks And jam jars to catch fishes in And, maybe, a skipping rope…”   “The blackbird is sure to be singing,” she said, “And children will be flying kites, Making castles in the sandpit, And throwing […]

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The Empress’s New Umbrella

Happy Beltane, May Day or what you will! Late Spring/early Summer is my favourite time of year and for many years, I’ve had it in mind to make a sunny May Day quilt bursting with flowers and, of course, a May Pole full of ribbons and dancing children… But this is not that year! Today […]

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