HQAL – day late

Hi everyone

Terribly sorry but I forgot to post. I took the photos and done nothing with them. So wiout further ado this is what I have managed to sew these past few weeks, bearing in mind my shoulder still aches, small squares are all I’m managing to do.

Firstly – laying out the blocks – not necessarily the final plan. Slightly fuzzy.

Last two blocks

Closeups of last two blocks

I have used the wording from the edge of the material which says “Daybreak by 3 Sisters – The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. – Rumi”

Well that is all from me, not decided on backing or binding. That’s for another post.

Please check out what the other members have achieved. We all work on individual projects and encourage one another to lessen the pile of UFO’s



KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnie, and Sherrie

SAL – 2nd May 2021

Well Hello everybody

I hope you are well and safe. I have rested my shoulder for a whole month and not pressured myself into sewing lots, but this weekend enough time has passed and I decided little and often would get me some results and I achieved more than I thought possible. You never know unless you try.

Here is where I was last time (sometime in March I believe)

And this is what I have achieved.

As an aside – Mr M is recovering well from his surgery – so one operation done, one to go.

Why not pop along to the other projects that the members of our SAL have been doing.




HQAL – Sunday 18th April 2021

Hello Everybody

Apologies for not contacting or posting anything yesterday but the old laptop had a huge wobble something about my side by side configuration.

With a little bit of help from on-line and downloading something to do with an update I have fixed it.

So unfortunately I do not have much to show as my shoulder is still bad.

I resorted to sewing small squares for another quilt that isn’t completely planned just yet.

Hopefully next time I will have made some progress on hand sewing of the Pirate Quilt.

My shoulder is very frustrating.

Please take a look at the other members projects, they are all individual and we encourage one another to complete projects and start new ones.

Bye for now


KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnie, and Sherrie

SAL – Sunday 11th April 2021

Hi everybody

I’m afraid not much happening on this front at the moment. The frame that holds Lady Greensleeves is quite large and it hurts my damaged shoulder to hold it and sew.

Hopefully in another three weeks I will have something to show you.

Please pop along to the other members and their projects as I think at least two people have a happy dance this time.

Bye for now

ClaireGunCaroleConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLindaHelen

Sewing – Happy Easter 2021

Good Morning Everybody

Hope you are all enjoying a little rest and whiling away the hours with beautiful sewing projects.

As usual I could not help but start a new project whilst also sewing together the Rose Window Quilt. both projects are light and easy to hold without straining my shoulder. I have managed to sew 2 rows, it’s quite hard getting the seams to match, but practice makes perfect, so they say.

The new project is Daybreak and I purchased a jelly roll and a 5″ charm pack of the same name by 3 Sisters at Moda Fabrics. Here are some pictures, there are 2 blocks of 15″ x 9″ and a centre piece which finishes at 9″ square. The other squares (all 1 1/2″) are not complete yet and I have not designed how the blocks will look. It is a work in progress and since taking the photos I have completed the dark block. At the moment the quilt will finish at 39″ x 24″ without a border but knowing me I will change my mind.

Well that’s all for now,


Spring Garden and Sewing

Hello Everyone

I am now in isolation as preparation for my Husband’s operation. At the same time my left shoulder has flared up with Bursitis and is preventing me from doing any heavy or weighty sewing. So I can only sew small things – luckily I had cut out loads of 1 1/2″ squares ready for another hand sewn EPP Quilt. I have also started to sew together My “Ring of Rose” hexagonal quilt – if that gets too heavy then perhaps I’ll start a small cross stitch.

Here is a photo of how that looks:

One thing that is easy to do is take photos using my Ipad so here are some pictures of our blossoming garden

Above a small gathering of daffodils with the Campanula shooting behind, in the middle is our new plant Hecheura with pink flower stalks and on the right white hyacinths.

Well that is all from me for now!



What does a hormonal parrot and a shredding machine have in common?

Hello Hetty Here

Mummy is making fun of me!

I am hormonal as it is spring – it’s that time of year. What more can a bird say.

I have been having fun and it keeps me occupied in this lockdown period we are still in. Too boot I have just had a bath so cage is soaking wet. He he!

Here are some more pictures of me

Mummy still loves me though – she wouldn’t want me all frustrated because I hadn’t got anything to do now would she. I got a swing, in fact I have trained both my Humans to give me a swing.

Bye for now


SAL – March 2021

Hello Everybody

I hope everybody is safe and well. In 4 days time Mr M, and myself will be in self isolation for 2 weeks as preparation for Mr M. going into hospital for an operation on 8th April. (Hopefully will be able to get on more with my sewing but I will also be working from home).

With no more ado, here is where I was last time

Here is where I am at present, I had more to complete than I thought when I rolled it down. Heyho!

That’s me – why not grab a coffee/tea break and peruse the other members projects.



HQAL – 7th March 2021

Hello everybody

If you have read any previous posts this week you will be aware that I have had a week off work. During that time I have been fairly successful with sewing various pieces, including some more of my hand quilting on the pirate quilt. I have completed one section of the rope design and started on another section.

That’s me this week


We are a group of like minded people who post their progress on their chosen hand quilting project and encourage one another in their endeavours.

MargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie