Wednesday, 17 April 2013

That was the month that was....

The last time I posted was 17th March, I can't believe that! Such a lot has happened since then including a long weekend in Paris where we walked alongside the River Seine enjoying spring sunshine while the UK was under a blanket of snow!

The trees in the Jardin du Luxembourg which were still without leaves but perfectly manicured.

It was so good to be able to walk around the city and enjoy the architecture. I particularly liked this door which I found at the Pantheon.

As soon as we were home Catherine Nicholls arrived from Vancouver to stay as we had several teaching and lecturing commitments around the Midlands including The Quilters' Guild AGM in Nottingham, workshops at The Bramble Patch where I taught my monthly Inspired by Art workshop and Catherine taught Textile Illustration and a Mettler Thread Open Studio at Coles Sewing Centre in Nottingham. These were all good fun and thank you to everyone who took part.

Here is Catherine talking about her recent work at the Open Studio day.

We were all very pleased with the response to the latest Orientation exhibition at The Bramble Patch.  I took these photographs early in the morning before the exhibition opened which is why it looks deserted but the quilts looked so good on the white brick walls.

Needless to say there has been very little stitching during this hectic schedule although I have managed a little therapeutic hand quilting on one of my journal quilts.

There's still a lot of quilting to be completed plus two more journal quilts to finish before the end of the month! So I should be posting again quite soon with the finished pieces! Off to stitch!

Thank you for reading.



  1. Edwina, thank you for posting the pics of Paris. Glad to see it is spring somewhere! We too are still suffering with yet more snow. Grrrr.
    An update on the pizza recipe .... the originator said that she uses a thin-ish layer of potatoes. Not piled on. The temp and time are to cook the potatoes - if you decide to change from potatoes to other veggies, increase the temp a bit and shorten the cook time to 10-15 mins or so. Sounds like you are a fabulous cook and would likely have figured this out anyway. Enjoy! Leslie B.

  2. Hi Leslie, thank you for the updated pizza recipe, I will try it out and let you know how I get on. Hope the snow soon disappears!