Pillow Talk

I finally sweet talked myself into making another pillow cover to hide the old ugly burgundy one that didn’t get a cover in the last round of pillow hexi mania. I wanted to use my left over Liberty hexagons for the project as well as an old dress shirt for the back. If you cut the front of a shirt up you can use it for the back of a pillow and the buttons allow easy access. Take a peek…






I didn’t have a plan for the front but it worked out well enough I think. I just like looking at the pretty little pieces…





I have one more old pillow to cover but it will have to wait because I need to get ready for the Harpenden Ladies Charity Gift Fair in two weeks time.

Quick Craftiness

Not a big project to share but one I’ve been meaning to finish for awhile now. When my mom was here last year I got these lovely not so little Liberty print letter patches. I thought I would add then as a quirky detail to my Liberty fabric couch quilt. See bottom right corner…

(I love how this quilt jazzes up this otherwise boring cream sofa.)

They were iron-on letters and the edges never stuck down properly. I knew I needed to sew around the edges but never got around to it. Yesterday I wasn’t the feeling the best and was lying on the couch with this quilt over me. I had also been hand sewing the binding on a quilt the day before so there was thread and needle on the table beside me. (Actually who am I kidding there is always some thread and needles lying around, much to John’s chagrin!)…


Sorry, I digress…I was somehow inspired to start sewing around the “A” with the matching thread that just happened to already be threaded in the needle beside me and TA DA! It finally got done…


Yeah me!

Gogo Little Red’s Grandparents

I’ve been so lucky to have had my Grandparents here for the last week. I haven’t posted because my Grandparents have worn me out! They are more Gogo than I am, they are amazing. Here’s a quick update on our activities…

We started with a very posh tea at the near by Luton Hoo Estate with John’s parents…



Thursday we zipped into London to drool at the Harrod’s food hall which was already decked out for Christmas…




The veggie display at Harrods really got me going of course!…


After a lunch at the beautiful Victoria and Albert museum cafe we scuttled over to Liberty for some fabric shopping. They had the new Liberty cotton craft range in, oooo ahhhhh…



Check out these new hexagon packs too…love it…



Grammie and Pa were also good sports when I wanted to try two new recipes from River Cottage, a tasty cabbage, date and orange salad and an arugula, parsnip and puy lentil salad…



On the weekend we drove to the Peak District to visit Pa’s Cousin. On the way home we hit Stratford-Upon-Avon…

and the Cotswold’s…


These were just some of the highlights of my half-term break, back to work now. I’m so happy Grammie and Pa were able to visit. I can’t believe how the time flies!