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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Spring – Inside and out

I seem to have given up blogging of late and almost a month has gone by, during which time Spring has been springing. But I’m glad to say I have completed my monthly goal of adding all the TAST stitches to date into my fanTASTichia picture. Lots of these stitches are new to me and […]

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fanTASTitchia

Although I’ve been following along with the TAST stitches in my practice/doodle squares, I thought it would be nice to make something combining the stitches so I have started a new project. I don’t have a plan beyond including the weekly stitches so we will have to wait to see what this ends up looking […]

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February Furtling

As a lover of words, I was very happy to learn, last month, of a word that is not only new to me but rhymes with turtle…The word is ‘Furtle’ and ‘Furtling’ means ‘having a rummage, a delve, a look at the contents of something’ (Helen’s definition). So I have furtled around to see what […]

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A Little Stitching

Last year (as blogged on 7th April), inspired by a photo of an amazing embroidery stitch sample book by the wonderfully talented Maya Matthew from Million Little Stitches, I resolved to join in with TAST (‘Take a Stitch Tuesday’ at Pintangle and I made a Running Stitch ‘page’. But I soon decided I wanted my fabric book to be a story and […]

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About Time – A Story

Here, at last, is my Summer Stitching book. First the story, then some notes. * * * * * * * THE STORY * * * * * * * NOTES For the pages in this book I used a selection of utility fabrics interlined with with Vilene Fusible Low Loft Fleece. For the cover […]

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About Time – Finished at last!

At last I have finished my Summer Stitching book and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s about time! The whole thing has been very experimental and I gave myself a no frogging rule so it’s a million miles from perfect but I’m very, very happy with how it has turned out and even more so with […]

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Stitching, stitching and more stitching…

Long ago, in my pre-blogging days, I used to do a lot of stitching, mainly cross stitch and some blackwork. Back then, it was the sort of pick-up-put-down portable work that knitting has been, for me, lately. Every now and again I find odd pieces mixed in with fabric scraps and I sew them into […]

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