We’re one week into 2019 and it’s been a manic week one way or another…


• I went to RHS Rosemoor TWICE – once for their Glow Illuminations and once to go back and see the Winter Sculpture Exhibition in daylight.

• We spent a day taking down the Christmas decks and tidying the shop in readiness for our annual sale – and then having to go back up for the rest of the week, finishing off odd jobs that got missed.

• Making a start on our book, and having design idea conflicts with Mum – but my Graphic Design A Level does come in handy every now and again, as does my degree in Photography.


But there’s been some good amongst the chaos…


I shared my progress for my Pollinate Quilt on IG, whilst frantically tacking all the pieces for the Star Connectors (all 435 pieces), which I finished at 9.15pm this evening (Sunday 6th). My back aches and my RSI is trying to make an appearance – my own fault but there you go.

Mum FINALLY finished her Tilda quilt (below). The original intention was to have 98 Suffolk Puffs on the border – but it ended up being 44. It’s a stunning quilt, and it’s now hanging behind the counter at the shop – will be interesting to see how long it takes people to notice it’s there!

As I mentioned at the beginning, we’re self-publishing a book, as part of the shop’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Over the last few months I have been compiling and photographing bakes and quilts made by our regular customers (the ladies who attend our classes each week). One of my tasks for the Christmas holiday was to get the front cover sorted, as well as the page layouts, so we could start taking pre-orders during the sale.

Here’s the cover…

No doubt this will crop up from time to time until it’s official launch at our exhibition. If I thought 2018 was a busy year, it’s going to pale into insignificance with all the organising and work that we’ve got to do this year…