This has been a busy week, culminating in a trip to London to support DH on a cruise down the Thames, with dinner and dancing, at the end of an important business trip. (If anyone is thinking of doing this trip for a special occasion, I can thoroughly recommend it. The food and service were very good, and the views of London by night were stupendous.) A good time was had by all, but too much eaten and definitely too much drunk! Never mind, it gave us a chance to meet up with DS for lunch on Saturday (still scruffy but lovely with it) and come back to reality with burger, chips and coke!
On the quilting front, I am getting on with my happy houses. I saw a tutorial on Tonya's excellent blog for making pieced letters. I am passionate about writing (as a teacher, I'm on a mission to educate the world) and am always on the look-out for fabric with writing on it, which I incorporate into all my quilts. So naturally I had to have a go at the letters. Tonya suggests starting with capitals, but I've never been one to follow instructions so started with lower case. I am very pleased with the letters I've produced, and will definitely do some more in the future. Tonya has a number of other inspiring tutorials, so do go and have a look.
When I was at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC I signed up for a taster edition of a new internet quilting magazine, called Quiltwow. The taster is now up and running and looks very interesting. There's an art deco wall hanging tutorial, a paint and stitch project, instructions on how to make postcards using photos, a series of journal quilts, along with a celebrity interview and some favourite books. I'm not quite sure whether it's for me, as it's a bit arty, but I'd recommend anyone to have a look and decide for themselves.