First, the almost finished top of a table runner.
I took a class on foundation paper piecing with Jeannie Duncan-Farr at Cutting Edge last week. I love FPP- the way you just cover the paper and get accurate points. Jeannie had designed a colourful table runner with a flying geese border.
|Jeannies table runner from the Cutting Edge website|
I have pieced the whole top now but still need to appliqué the central flower. It will be interesting to see how everyone else got on when we meet tomorrow for our monthly meeting. I plan to start a new embroidery as it will be something that is easy to do in the garden while enjoying the sunny weather.
Mike and I took a trip to the National Botanic Garden of Wales yesterday and what a treat! The main aims of the garden are conservation and research that is accessible to all. This gem of a garden is only an hour away from Cardiff and yet I only visited it once in the year it opened to my shame. The planting has matured and there is something for everyone to explore; history, sculpture, plants in medicine, bees, glorious gardens and the largest single span glasshouse in the world that was designed by Norman Foster and partners. A few photos....
It was difficult to show the scale of the glasshouse because of the way it nestles in the landscape.
Have a great sewing week,
I'll be linking to several link parties this week and I have the links in the sidebar on the right;
A brand new to me Monday link party Monday Makers run by Nurdan of Hug-a-bit Quilts. It would be nice if you could drop into her party and show some support.
Anything Goes Mondays seems to be missing this week.
Linky Tuesday (Freemotion by the River) and So Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.
Esther Aliu's WOW and WIP Wednesday (Freshly Pieced)