Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A new start in the barn!!

Well I spoke before of having a change at the barn in 2015 - and here is the start - I have had some beautiful cotton chambrays delivered in soft grey blues - stripes and spots and plain cotton chambray - I intend to do a little more dressmaking this year starting with making some dresses and shirts.

I have also received some lovely fabric to make shorts & trousers - add to that some more floral poplins and the dressmaking area in the barn looks quite impressive!!
I haven't forgotten that i said i would go back to stocking some selected yarns and i am working on that - hopefully I should have some really lovely and competitively priced yarn in the barn very soon.
The sale at the maltings was a success with many many people getting some fantastic bargains - great for you and great for me as it has created some space in the barn!

 I have taken delivery of some lovely batiks - some gorgeous lawns and some bright 1930's style fabrics as well as some soft vintage fabrics !!

 The new seasons lessons are under way and this year starting Thursday there will be 'nit & natter ' sessions from 10.30 - 3.00.
I look forward to seeing many of you in the barn this year and wish you all peace & blessings 
 God Bless 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Sale Season

Hi everyone,
 well now that we are well and truly in to the New Year it is sale season again. I have been humping & dumping bolts of fabric about the barn - trying to decide which ones to put in the sale.  i think i've just about sorted it out now and i have approximately 160 bolts of fabric that are going in the sale
Below are a few of them

On Sunday 8th January the Maltings holds in annual quilters fabric sale - and i will be taking my sale fabrics there - however the day before I give all my customers and the local ladies 'first dibs' at what I will be taking
so if you are free on Saturday - 17th January come along to the barn and have a rummage through the fabric on local first dibs day!!

God Bless 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Back in the saddle again

So today I re-opened the barn after being closed for 17 days and today has been much as I had expected.
 Unfortunately I didn't achieve what I set out to over the Christmas break - but then I never do!!
 But today I did start quilting my New year quilt which I start teaching at the end of the month.

This is how it looks at present - but hopefully it will soon be finished - it's going fairly well - but they never go as well as I hope - I guess i'm just too optimistic!! 
I'm looking forward to the Maltings sale and the pre-maltings sale in the barn on the day before - it's always good to have a sort out and re-organize everything!

There are lots of fabulous new projects to tackle with some fantastic new fabrics - the only problem is - I can't do them all - I don't have enough time and it's difficult to choose which ones to attempt and which to leave - they're all so exciting!!
 I will be doing some dressmaking shortly and some more knitting - because I just love it!!
I will post some pictures on my facebook page and here for yo allto see how i'm getting on and to see which projects i'm tackling!!

See you all soon 
God Bless 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Year 

Well here we all are - Christmas is over and we have entered another year!!
A New Year - a new beginning - we can wipe the slate clean and start over!!
 What does this conjure up for you? maybe a new hobby - a new career - a new way of life even?
For me it means a new way of doing things - maybe fitting more or possibly less into my days? Perhaps spending more time with family or friends or maybe spending more time alone - time to think - time to dream - time to plan - time to search.
We tend to think that the new year will be better than the old ? - sometimes it is - sometimes it isn't- some people think they have good odd years and poor even years or vice versa - maybe they do -
 Whatever you feel about New year - I would like to celebrate the optimism and Hope that comes with the beginning of a New year and wish that the hope you experience at the beginning of a new year remains with you throughout the year!!

Happy New Year