Linda won a copy of 'A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue' by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson.
Linda says, "Thank you so much for the Sunbonnet Sue book, looks like some lovely ideas in it, and my Monday class enjoyed it too. I very rarely win draws."
"I live on the west coast of Scotland, near Campbeltown, in a lovely spot overlooking the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. I don't do a lot of patchwork, as you will see from the pictures, I do a bit of everything! I teach a class each week which began with lacemakers, evolved into beadworkers and now is predominantly Brazilian Embroidery."
"I recently ran a series of classes on "know your sewing machine" and spotted the lovely "Fantasy Fish" wall hanging by Anja Townrow in the February 2011 issue which really inspired us to use all the embroidery stitches on the machines. The ladies were really pleased with their results."
"I find each issue of Popular Patchwork has so many interesting items, I have them all earmarked but no idea when I'll ever get around to doing them all. But, before I even think about it I really should get around to making a quilt for our newly decorated bedroom, which is almost due for redecoration now! Of course, as usual, I have a room full of material and nothing the right colour to make the quilt. However, having just taken out a new subscription to Popular Patchwork, I am now the proud possessor of a jelly roll which has many of the necessary colours. No more excuses!"
"The pictures show some of the things I make, a lot of Christmas stuff, stockings, santa sacks, advent calendars, wall hangings. then for the rest of the year bags, vests, lavender and spice homespun primitive stars and hearts (a particular favourite) and the Japanese folded patchwork with sashiko. You will see there is also beadwork, primitive board pictures and dried Christmas arrangments. If you want to see what else I get up to do have a look at our website www.crubasdale.co.uk