This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway over at Elaine's.

Soggy Bottom Flats (don't you love that name?) is doing a giveaway over on her blog.  It's a kit for wool applique and if you've never tried wool before, now might be a chance to do it.

I've never really worked with wool in applique.  I tend to use my old blankets as batting for quilts, especially small ones for children, as I don't like using polyester for kids and because the quilt is small, it doesn't get too heavy.

But seeing some of the lovely wool work that Elaine does, I might just have to give wool a try!


  1. Hi! I found your blog through a comment you left over at '365 Days of Free Motion Quilting'.
    I've enjoyed browsing around your blog, and it occurred to me that you might love a blog i'm following:
    She lives in West Virginia, US
    and she homesteads (like you, i think). She has chickens, goats, chickens, sheep, chickens, donkeys, chickens, a milk cow, and... did i mention chickens? :)
    She also makes candles, cheese, and all sorts of stuff. And her recipe section is the BEST!
    Check her out! She updates everyday, and i never miss a day.
    I think you'll love her site too.

    But don't say i didn't warn you!

  2. Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping by. I've found Suzanne and Chickens in the Road already (and she certainly has chickens!) and it's a worthwhile read. She's funny! And you're right, the best recipes - except I do a bit of converting into kiwi ingredients (like what the heck is corn syrup, anyway?!)

  3. mmmm I've never tried wool either, but I do like wool batting in my quilts. I would like to try using an old blanket but too scared to incase I muck things up! LOL


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