Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

My week so far

I have been in our attic
These two pieces came from The Gambia, many years ago
 I have had these Christmas fabrics for years
I got them cheap in a January sale.
Each year I use some, but still loads left. 
 Plus fat quarters
I am thinking of making some Christmas gifts. 
 Out of the Shadows, a great read, not the best subject matter
Last dance in Havana, ready to go. 
 From last Sundays walk, looking towards Portsmouth
A walk without picking blackberries, the brambles were empty
And because I have already used the Christmas word
My potatoes starting to grow, for our Christmas lunch. 
Our garden continues to look after itself, just giving so much pleasure. I am starting to think about winter colour, hoping my cyclamen start to regrow, I will get one box of small winter pansies for my pots.
Tuesday was our Pearl Wedding Anniversary, 30 years married, 32 years together, how quick the time flies. We did not do anything special, just a nice home cooked meal together, we do not give gifts, but I will have a bunch of flowers for the weekend. Saturday evening we will go out for a meal with my sister and her partner, just simple pleasures.
Wednesday our oldest grandson Josh started senior school, he looked lovely in his new blazer, so grown up, how fast the time flies. Sam looked as cute as ever. Logan's uniform is not so traditional, but they all looked smart on their 1st day back.
I have a few plans whilst my sister is here, we have a lovely localish shop which stocks cotton for patchwork, loads of cross stitch and a fantastic gift section, should keep us happy for a while and then on for afternoon tea.
I have not decided what to sew, I'm going to have a think, it would be nice to make a few items, I have enjoyed the shopping bags I have made, but now I want something a bit more interesting to sew.


  1. You're not short of lovely Christmas fabric. Great to see the spuds shooting already, fingers crossed that you'll be eating your home grown potatoes for Christmas dinner.

  2. I think I have left it too late for the spuds! Belated anniversary wishes, what a milestone :)

  3. Lots of lovely fabrics there, be interested to see what you decide to make. Congratulations on your anniversary, 33 years for us, I always think it's such an achievement to have a long happy marriage these days.

  4. Happy Anniversary Marlene. I like your fabric from the Gambia. Enjoy your time with your sister.

  5. Great Christmas fabric. Have a good visit with your sister. I hope the boys have a wonderful school year.

  6. That Christmas fabric sounds like a job for Pinterest! When you figure it out let me know, because I have a bunch of Christmas fabric toO!
    Happy anniversary!!!

    Cindy Bee

  7. Congrats on your anniversary, how wonderful 30 years. Hope you have fun with your sister, it sounds like you will x

  8. its so funny, I hate when the shops start christmas displays in August/ September but I think its totally acceptable for crafters to be doing christmassy things now and get super excited to see what everyone will be making :)



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