Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Here are some Longarm quilting jobs I've recently completed for the lovely Nicola Dodd (CakeStand Quilts) who designs Patchwork and Quilting patterns for Moda fabrics:

Stars and Loops pantograph quilting pattern for this
'Make Sail' quilt.

Texas Fan panto quilting pattern for the 'Heartsease' quilt.
Texas Fan panto pattern for the 'Christmas Houses' quilt.

Feather Meandering panto quilting pattern
for the 'Speedwell' quilt.

Feather Meandering panto pattern for the 'Stepping Stones' quilt.

Texas Fan panto pattern for 'Keep Calm and Carry On' and Peacock Meandering for 'Mr. McGregor's Garden' in the background.

Nicola washes the quilts to achieve that gorgeous aged
 vintage look.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Apley Hall Update

It's great to see our new balustrades now in place.  
I'm sure they'll soon blend in after some English weather.

The vines planted a couple of months ago are  growing well.
In 2 or 3 years there should be some good fun wine sampling!

Friday, 16 September 2016

 Warner break at Alvaston Hall
near Nantwich.
And very enjoyable it was too!

This is Hazel the resident Harrier Hawk.

Her handler, Dan, encouraged her to perch on my wrist.

The food is invariably delicious with a wide choice.

And the cocktails aren't bad either!
This is a French Martini -
Chambord, vodka and pineapple juice - yummy.