Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas Workshop 2010

On the left is Dorothy in pressing mode.

Below, right: Chris is concentrating hard on machine-stitching, while Jose is doing I'm not sure what!

It was a good day and everybody completed their Stained Glass Xmas Tree decoration.

Ecumenical Star

My Islamic Star to celebrate A Christian festival!

Patchwork dogs

(Yellow) Sam and (Black) Bren are in their accustomed positions on winter evenings, enjoying the comfort of their own quilts. Two of those shown, admittedly, have been inherited from a previous generation of dogs. Using upholstery scraps to make quilts which can double up as sofa throws for dogs means that I can try out new patterns and methods without using valuable (and expensive) patchwork fabrics, then if I don't like the pattern/method, there's nothing lost. Also, patchwork quilts looks much nicer than plain old dog blankets and the upholstery fabric is hard-wearing and stands up to weekly washings. Altogether, a happy combination, giving pleasure both to dogs and to people.