Forest Poppy patchwork apron
In Love Patchwork and Quilting!

Thank you so much for your very kind comments lately.  It was lovely to know that you had found my new site, to read your healing wishes for Islay and that you liked the apron and tea towels.   I am still very giddy with excitement, and can’t quite believe, that my sewing has been featured in a magazine.  I had the shock of my life when Jenny, the lovely editor of Love Patchwork and Quilting, emailed me and asked if I’d be interested.  She’s very lucky that I restrained myself and didn’t bite her arm off!  Can you forgive me for sharing a couple more photos, these will be the last I promise?!  I have a spare copy of the magazine here, would anyone be interested in it?  I’ll happily post anywhere.  As I said before, it is a great magazine and the one that I have been enjoying the most recently (alongside Quilt Now, which is a new magazine edited by Katy, and looks to be going from strength to strength).

I’m delighted to say that Islay’s arm is doing all that it should be.  She had a check-up yesterday and the bones are still sitting exactly as they should be.  She isn’t allowed out to play for a long time, probably about 12 weeks – her poor wee face fell completely when this was reinforced yesterday.  But since I found her at the top of our climbing frame, within 24 hours of being wheeled out of theatre (you can imagine the fright she gave me), I really think it is a very good idea.  She will get through a lot of books in three months if she can’t let off steam outside.  Hopefully, once the cast is off, we can try to swim regularly.  Not so easy up here as we need to drive half an hour to the nearest pool, but it will be worth it to keep her busy!

I’m afraid I can’t share any photos of this weekend’s sewing but I have some interesting links to share::

Lily and Charlie would love one, or two, of these

If you love fabric and creativity, or even if not, I’d urge you to read this.  I’m afraid that I was in complete ignorance until yesterday.  I will be far more aware, and careful, when fabric buying in the future.  I was pointed to the post from Kerry’s blog.

Kerry also links to this article which is equally fascinating.

Do you like lists? I do, I have them dotted all around the place and have yet to find a system which I’m happy with.  I think this may well be worth a try.




10 thoughts on “Love Patchwork and Quilting and a giveaway (and a thank you and some links!)

    1. Congratulations on the magazine article it must have been so exciting to see it all in print! I’m sorry to hear about Islay and hope the next 12 weeks will pass quickly. It must have been awful seeing her at the top of the climbing frame the following day! Sarah x

  1. Poor little thing – I bet the weather for the next 12 weeks will be mild and sunny and as soon as she is allowed out, the rain will start. The apron looks a great way to use up scraps – I’d love the chance to see the project in print.

    1. Sara – I have just emailed you for your address. Hope you enjoy the magazine! And, yes, it is a great project for scraps……and using special fabrics which you only have a little of. Juliex

  2. Oh poor Islay – three whole months! I’m glad the arm is as it should be though.

    How fantastic to be featured in the magazine! But you do make some lovely things, so it is well deserved!

  3. Oh my Julie – where to begin, I’m just slowly catching up since we first moved.

    I love the new look of your blog, it’s beautiful and reflects the lovely inspiring person you are. I’m so glad Islay is on the mend – bless her, it sounds like you’re holding up too.

    Congratulations with the magazine – that’s such fantastic news. You make the most gorgeous patchwork and quilty things – I wish I had the time to start again – and your success is very much deserved.

    Take care,

    Nina Xx

  4. Hi Julie,
    Sorry about my little absence from here, think I must’ve got confused when your URL changed, but love the look of your website. Congratulations on your gorgeous feature for Patchwork Magazine, it looks so cool with the bright colours, I need that apron in my life! I always admire your sewing and the prints you combine with the plain linen fabrics, they always go so well together. I hope your weeks been good and you have a lovely weekend with your family 🙂 Safxxx

  5. Great news on the magazine article and well deserved! I do hope Islay is doing OK, it’s a long time to be indoors so I imagine it might also be driving you crazy too, I hope it heals well and soon. Bethxx

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