Suffolk Puffs and Norfolk Broads

6 Mar

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I got The Gentle Art of Stitching by Jane Brocket for Christmas. I am in love with this book. It is full of little do-able hand stitched projects. There is nothing I enjoy more than having a little hand sewing project on the go that I can pick up and put down easily without turning the house upside down. It also means I can watch TV.

So I currently one of these projects on the go. The Suffolk puff quilt pictured above with said book

This Suffolk Puff quilt is really easy to do and the stitching together of the puffs has been quite an organic process. It appears to want to be a table runner so I think that is what we will go for.

I decided to go for a pink and white colour scheme and raided my fabric box. All of the fabrics that I have used are upcycled. The lovely thing about doing this is that when people look at it they can identify things that they have worn in the past. A Shirt from Mr B, some of Livs old summer dresses, a couple of Mum’s old tops, some vintage fabric discovered at the back of Grandmas airing cupboard and a Shirt of the Bo’s amongst other things. It’s like building a little patchwork history of you family and friends.

I Cathedral Window quilt on the go which is also entirely made from upcycled fabrics. I will picture that when it looks more like a quilt and less like a big origami project.

In other news, we are all off to Norfolk tomorrow for the weekend to celebrate my Brother no longer being 29.

It looks like rain.

No matter! We are all very resourceful people. We have Wellies, we will find something fun to do, enjoy some good food, good company and plenty of Gin and Tonic.

It is also Mothers Day on Sunday, so I am hoping that the ladies can all get a break while all the boys cook up a storm in the kitchen and watch the children.

I’ll Keep you posted on that one!

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