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Eileen Foster31/08/2021 07:23:40
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wedding update. Both girls have booked their venues.

Victoria and Dan have set the date April 27th 2023. So at least 18 months to get all sorts done, not least loose a couple of stone if I can. This is taking place near to home [15 mins]

Elizabeth rang last night to say October 31st 2022 yes 2022, so only 14 months for the diet. I don't think her style of wedding will need input from me but we shall see. I know she doesn't want a ring cushion. But they both know I am more than happy to step up and help. Their venue is about 1 3/4 hrs from her home and ours and the various families.

exciting times ahead. xx

Fiona31/08/2021 11:09:04
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Oh, how exciting! There are no plans like this in my immediate family, nor likely for a very long time. Although I am thinking of making a bed/ table runner for my cousin's daughter's wedding next year.

In the meantime, my eldest is finally moving from lodgings to a tiny flat of her very own. I finally have a use for a rather oddly proportioned quilt I began 2 years ago and did some work on it last week - there's only room for a small double bed so no need for my usual big quilts! Luckily, blue & white fits her coastal theme nicely!

I'm also finishing up an old UFO that I've worked on in stages over the last ten years, I think. I can only figure that because I bought most if the block fabrics on eBay and am still buying from that same seller's shop nowadays - Fiddlesticks Fabrics. This is for my youngest brother as he has a big birthday next month (how did he get to be 50???) Hopefully, eldest and I are going to travel up to Scotland and deliver in person. It's been almost 2.5yrs since we've been, due to Covid, and so many changes in that time.

In other news, youngest passed her first year in "proper" college with distinction & has her induction day for level 3 performing arts tomorrow, with classes beginning next week. Hopefully this year will be much smoother and in person. (Imagine online dance class in our tiny terrace!) I am hoping to begin teaching again and have been enjoying "practising" with a friend's 12 yr old. In the process, her mum has accidentally become addicted to English Paper Piecing 😉

I'm also considering a table at a friend's Christmas fair & thinking which small items will sell best, while at the same time using up stash to maximize profit. Although, it seems I may actually need to shop for Christmas fabrics! 😂

Eileen Foster09/09/2021 08:05:43
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wow a lot going on for you too then Fiona.

I too am contemplating attending a craft fair and using my stash stuff. I have lots of Xmas fabric from a spending spree 3 yrs ago. Eileen x

Sylvia25/10/2021 09:36:55
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Exciting wedding plans, happy days xxx

Thought some might be interested in an event I attended a couple of Saturdays ago.

It was an arty/crafty day to raise money for local charities. I was asked to man a stand where attendees could come and sew together 25cm squares with the objective of making a quilt or two for the official refugee Afghan ladies which the Mallorca Red Cross are looking after.

Not very much was achieved on the day I am afraid but I decided to raid my stash of finished quilts and donate one to the cause. I have had a wonderful message from the recipient who said she had the first relaxing nights sleep since coming here and that they are exactly her favourite colours.

me with donated quilt.jpg

Winnie the B.O.L.B25/10/2021 11:13:01
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What a lovely quilt, Sylvia and what a really kind gesture to give it to someone who would really feel the beauty of it both physically, for warmth and for the gift itself.

I joined the Edinburgh branch of the Linus organisation which makes special quilts for children in hospital - I tried to find one when I lived in France but failed. This gives all of us the chance to make "even more quilts(!!!) whilst feeling that we are making a difference to a wee one's life - oh and, regardless of the fact that we are encouraged to make them from our stash, it also gives us a good excuse to buy "just that one more piece of fabric- or 2 or 3 or 4 etc" It is for a good cause isn't it!!!

Seeing you in that photo with all that gorgeous sunshine reminds me of the one very big thing that I miss about having had to come back to Scotland, is the wonderful climate in South West France.!

Take care and more happy sewing.


Edited By Winnie the B.O.L.B on 25/10/2021 11:14:18

Brenda in OZ25/10/2021 23:59:31
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Sylvia, you are a treasure as well as a very good quilter! It was so kind of you to donate the quilt and a very happy outcome.

Love to all and keep warm!

Brenda in OZ

Reenie12/11/2021 11:36:54
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Sylvia, just came across this post, beautiful colours! Well done you - so lovely to get a reply back from the recipient.

Best wishes


rosemary Rosenfeld02/12/2021 18:19:02
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Good afternoon all..I'm sorry I have not been around much recently...I've been poorly and spent a week so in hospital...!

As a result I am sorry to say that I am not going to be creating a quilty calendar this year..hopefully next year will be different

Rosemary xx

Edited By rosemary Rosenfeld on 02/12/2021 18:20:58

Eileen Foster02/12/2021 18:27:52
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Poor you, I hope you are feeling much better now. Don't worry about the calendar. Eileen xx

Winnie the B.O.L.B02/12/2021 18:34:15
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Whatever you do, don’t worry for a moment about the calendars. It’s great that you’ve done it for us for all those of already. Thank you and get well soon. Xx

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