Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Thursday, 20 April 2017


The colour is not very good in this photo
Another design off Pintrest, the bag is bigger than I expected. 
This is my colours
Everyone at Portchester Castle
Magnolia tree in the sunshine
After the flowers the seed forming 
Aquilegia, flowers just starting to form. 
It's been a busy few days, we had a lovely Easter long weekend, on Sunday our friends from Spain, Izzy and her daughters Alba and Paula arrived for a few days.
Saturday was a morning at home, in the afternoon, I helped a neighbour cut out a large square cushion cover, we then stitched it together, Marie had not made such a large project before, the fabric had a square design on so we were careful to ensure the lines matched. I hope to be able to do another cushion with Marie next week, she has four to make, the hope is by the last cushion, she will be able to do it herself.
Sunday we traveled to Stanstead airport to collect our guests, of all the London airports it is the longest journey from our house, we were lucky the M25 was kind and we have almost no delays. Sunday evening was home catching up with everyone.
Monday I did some sewing in the morning, in the afternoon we went to Hobby craft and Haskin's garden center, Alba and Paula loved all the craft items.
Tuesday I had to work, but hubby took our friends to Portsmouth and they went up the Spinnaker Tower and did some shopping.
Wednesday we went to the castle, which the girls loved, we then went up Portsdown hill to above the city, another fantastic place to view the whole of the city, The Solent and Isle of Wight. It was cold and breezy, but dry, the girls took some wonderful photo's. It was lovely to look at our local area through eyes of young girls who have never been to England before, simple things like a thatched cottage, which we have walked by many times, became an interesting subject. Yesterday Su also brought baby Will over, so later loads of lovely cuddles.
I worked with Alba, who is 12 and loves sewing, together with me instructing and Alba cutting out and sewing we made the top bag, I did some work on my bag, to show Alba the finish we could achieve, all I now need to do is finish it off, about an hours work.


  1. Fab bags, the Magnolia seeds looks fantastic have you tried growing any

  2. It sounds like a fun time with your guests. It is interesting to see the area in which you live, from a visitor's eyes.

  3. Sounds like you are having a great time. Its lovely when friends take an interest in your hobbies too.

    Julie xxxxx

  4. What a fun week you've had. Having visitors sometimes makes us get out and about more doing things we've either never done before or haven't done very recently, and you're right, we see things with fresh eyes too.

  5. Sometimes its good to be a visitor to your own hometown and see things you take for granted so very differently. How lovely to pass your sewing skills on to the next generation - great bag,



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