Hand-stitched patchwork pattern: ‘Bright Garden Borders’

I thoroughly enjoy the gentle occupation of hand-stitched patchwork. The quilt above is one of the ones I entered into the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK, last year. In the show, the title was ‘The Missed Exhibition’ and there was a back story (you can read about that here).  Now, in happier times(!), it…

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A birthday weekend

This weekend has seen major celebrations in the UK, as the Queen’s 90th birthday has been celebrated. In this case we are talking about the ‘official’ birthday, as her actual 90th birthday was in April. On Saturday the Queen  wore a bold bright green coat and hat – the colour of a neon highlighter pen,…

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