Monday, 30 June 2014

Busy, Busy

Hi folks, thought I'd just touch base to let you know I'm still in the land of the living!  We've been so busy in the Bain household this past week.

My sewing group did a workshop with quilter Gail Lawther.  She specialises in the stained glass window technique and I really learned a lot. It was a great day.  

I still need to put the binding on this but we did Rennie Mackintosh inspired tulips.  We all used our own fabrics so they all turned out completely different ...


For the sewers amongst you, it was done by reverse applique and the black outline was fusible binding sewn on with a twin needle.

I'm linking this to Handmade Monday.


I then had a little trip to Glasgow with a friend on Friday and Saturday, whilst my husband and son went to the re-enactment of the Battle of Bannockburn ...




Then on Sunday it was Armed Forces Day, my son was marching ...





and then this morning the Commonwealth Baton went past the top of our road ...



this lady did really well, we live at the top of a hill!

So that's it, thanks for popping in, I will do my blogging (and the dreaded housework) catch up today!

Suze xx



12 comments:

Lucy Blossom said...

I love your Rennie Mackintosh inspired stain glass effect - it looks totally amazing. It sounds like you've had a busy week.

Aileen said...

Love love love your Rennie Mackintosh panel Suze. It's beautiful. Wow what a busy weekend. Looks like you all have had lots of fun. x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a fantastic piece, I LOVE it! Great photos, too, you must have been proud to see your boy marching past! Hugs, Valerie

Jenni's Jems said...

Omg Susan that quilt is simply stunning...I love it ...you are one clever crafter!!And you sure did have a busy week,the school attended the baton ceremony while the nursery observed from the window!x

Chris Powell said...

Love the pictures I see your pround of your boy

Von said...

What an impressive piece of patchwork !
Great photos too :)
Von ♥

Gay Peplow said...

I am amazed Suze, your applique is fantastic, so precise and very beautiful. That's something to treasure, I love your choice of fabrics. Well, you have had a busy time and look at all those handsome young men!! :D Hugs Gay x

Viv's Visuals said...

Well!!! What a busy few days! Love the Bannockburn pics.. and you must be so proud of your son. My friend is taking part in the games too so will mention that the lady endured a large hill to make sure the torch was there!
The fabric piece is beautiful. x

baileyrosy.com said...

Thought that was you with the baton !!! Great photo's your town sure looks busy lucky you. Gorgeous seeing Suze what a talent you are

Marie

Josie said...

Wow, I love those tulips they are really effective. Thanks for sharing! I also loved seeing the pictures of your son, it's good to be a proud parent x

Florence said...

Stunning quilting. More wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them. Love the expressions on the medieval peoples faces.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Flo x

Lilly's Mom said...

I loved reading your blog post and see all your wonderful pictures!