Vintage heaven in Brighton

A must every year, is a trip to Brighton – I love the place. Sun, sea, sand, shopping….

I always start the morning in The Lanes with such good intentions of spending the afternoon on the front, but inevitably my ‘rummaging and shopping’ inner self takes over and I eventually hobble to the beach early evening accompanied by a large portion of Fish & Chips…. a very good day.
First of all a flavour of The Lanes… vintage and eclectic heaven.







GAK Guitars


A small pause in the shopping for Ice-cream





Early evening and down to the beach for Fish & Chips


Smugglers Chip Shop in Rottingdean, near Brighton


What kind of Stitcher are you?

If you are a Stitcher like me, inspiration is all around us.

Inspiration for a Stiticher

Hand embroidery and free-motion quilting are forms of stitching that I tend to revert back to time and again. In the case of free motion quilting, I try to make a stitch that works for me and one that comes naturally.
stitcher inspiration - ropes on the beach


In all the years I have taught Machine Quilting, I have noticed that one tends to be a ‘angular, zig-zag’ person, a ‘wiggly, irregular’ stitch person or a ‘spiral,wavy’ person – it all depends how your arms, shoulders and brain work together….. you are what you are. Continue reading “What kind of Stitcher are you?”