Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sunday Update

Hello people!

It's another day with another interesting blog title. I reckon the hardest thing about blogging is coming up with the flipping title.

I've been tinkering about again with the whole blogger thing and am pleased to say that I made that header, ALL BY MYSELF! Clever me. I'm not finished with it yet but find that playing with the computer really eats into what limited quilting time I get at the moment, so I need to be a bit more restrained in that regard.

Life's been pretty feral at the moment in my little cottage. Lots of emotional, family stuff that chews up time. Don't worry, there is nothing wrong with my little, delicious family. I do have a very large extended family, some of whom are having some troubles and it’s their story, not mine.  Wouldn’t be fair to share it on here.

But, Sunday is here and I'm fairly well ready for a week of calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean.

I've been working away on my UFO challenge through Patchwork Times and am pleased to say that I have nearly finished the second one off my list. No photos yet but maybe tomorrow!

In lieu of some photo candy for you, here are some things I prepared earlier (as I dredge through some of my earliest things to show you).

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Sunbonnet Sue Swag




Just a few of the four million dolls I have made over the years.  When you are in business, you sell patterns.  The best way, the guaranteed way to sell a doll pattern is to make one up.   Most of our dolls got sold as we went along, and I did try to photograph them before they went.  There are lots more out there I never did photograph, and I do regret that.

Anyway.  Not much of a blog post today.  Just wanted to keep in touch.  And to update you on your Bountiful Bouquet download for this month – I totally got snuck up on by pesky old March – didn’t realise that it had appeared quite so quickly.  I’ll work on those blocks in the next day or two and upload the instructions then. 

Sorry about that.

All the best for a lovely weekend,



  1. So Cute!! I've always been a little chicken to try making a doll because the seams are so small, but these have me chompin' at the bit!

  2. Thankyou so much!

    Dolls aren't so bad, as long as you follow the instructions and don't get ahead of yourself. The most difficult part is the stuffing, once you've got that mastered, it's a breeze!

    Thanks again


  3. It's March 16th and still no BOM instructions/pattern for the Bountiful Bouquet. How much longer do we need to wait?