Sunday, 9 September 2012

A sunday of the Compendium of Curiosities and patches!

Greetings one and all! What a lovely sunny Autumn day and the first day of a week off for me. I have been celebrating by arranging with my dearest friend Sally to go and visit her and by making a Tim tag for the Compendium of Curiosities hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter. I have always wanted to have a go and so here is my first attempt at Enamelled Stamping as instructed on page 44 in Tim's second book.

I enamelled as per Tim's instructions a Drapers receipt stamp I have and then used blue distress inks, methinks I should have made the background a tadge darker but the image really 'pops' doing this! Then I raided my stash for some sewing goodies and stuck them down parting with a precious pair of scissors Sally brought me last time I visited her. I shall really try and keep up with this challenge as you know me, I love anything Tim!
This afternoon I have been mainly making patches. I haven't made a quilt since the girls (now women) were little. I found a book of photographs of all my quilts and got the itch to see if I could still do it. This will be a scrap Log Cabin quilt, made in Autumn colours. I've got seven blocks made up so far. It was lovely to sit in the conservatory with the birds singing and the smell of new mown grass as Hubby played in the garden.
I will be spending the day with my dearest number 2 daughter Jenni tomorrow and my darling grandson Ryder. I can't wait! Hope you have all enjoyed the glorious sun today. Hope to post again asap! xx


  1. A wonderful tag, love the sewing theme.

  2. Nice fabric Mum! We're looking forward to tomorrow too xxx

  3. Great colours and embellishments! jenx

  4. Terrific! Such a wonderful themed tag.

  5. Oh Barb this is fabulous, love the lay- out and the blues and dark red brown in the yarn are just perfect to complement and enhance the gorgeous tones of beige and creams in the rest of the tag!
    Absolutely marvelous :-)