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September 2017


August was a very busy month – no I haven’t managed to finish either of the hexagon quilts, I did try but I just ran out of time. I do hope to finish our wedding anniversary one in the next week and Laura’s will be finished as soon as possible, just it wasn’t finished for her 18th birthday.


As well as all the celebrations for Laura’s 18th, she also had her A level results. She got A* in her EPQ, A in History, B in Biology, Italian and General Studies and she will be going to Queen Mary’s to study Medieval History. Just being a very proud parent!!!


Back to the creativity. Between coming home from Devon and going to Sorrento in Italy I have been madly dressmaking!!! As Tony and I are off on a cruise for our 25th anniversary, something we haven’t done before. There is no way that my usual clothes of leggings and long shirts or skirts and cardigans are going to be smart enough for all the dinners!!! So, I have been making lots of jersey dresses (five), two skirts and an evening dress for the gala dinner.


I did also make eight quilted postcards, including the last ever monthly duck one!!

For the last week of August and part of Laura’s 18th birthday celebration we went to Sorrento, it was very hot and beautiful, we went to Capri, Herculaneum and Pompeii – there is a mosaic floor that is a tumbling blocks pattern!!! Inspiration is everywhere!!!



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