Monday, July 11, 2011

... and that was the weekend.....

A couple of hours down the road and we went to the Abbey Medieval Tournament this year....

wonderful banners and lots of people dressed up


medieval birds of prey

harpist

swordfighting training

knights in shining armour

fighting over damsels


musicians serenading


so much to see and do......

I've been playing with my Wiscasset making Half Square Triangles....


... into pinwheels...
Three different sizes

and planning how to join them together


This is my first block for Little Patchwork Village by Rosalie Quinlan
which I first saw over at Peg's (thanks Peg - I love these)

I am using a Cosmo thread for the first time
it does sew lovely and smoothly and I love the subtle variegation


........ and, and, and.....
 do you remember my Bag with Nanatude?

well Wanda is making one but at the same time turning her skills into making a proper pattern.... so exciting and I got such a kick out of someone wanting to make it, oh, oh, oh - I can't wait to see the rest

I do hope you can spend some time in your Happy Place this week

12 comments:

  1. wonderful post Fiona,love the medievil theme looks like a lot of fun and great job with your projects.

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  2. Looks like a very interesting festival...my SIL would love that. Great stitching.

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  3. The Tournament looks like it was a good day Bubz...they are lovely these stitcheries, the Cosmo thread looks terrific...

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  4. The festival looks like it was wonderful fun. Glad you had a good weekend. :-)

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  5. The festival sounds fun and your projects look great, so many blocks already. How exciting about your nanatude bag, not surprised though as it was excellent.

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  6. What fun you must have had at the Medieval tournament. Love the stitching your doing too. You are so energetic....must be the Nanatude!

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  7. the Medieval tournament sounds great.
    the pin wheels look beautiful as does your stitchery. Great job!

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  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful week-end....love the pinwheels.

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  9. Fiona

    we used to go to medieval fairs every summer. Boy was it fun and my kids loved it to.

    cathy

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  10. That looks like fun...I've seen Scottish Festivals around her with similar activities and always wanted to attend one.
    I checked out the Nana bag and it looks like it will be a great one...lots of applique which I'm not so good at.
    Mama Bear

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  11. Medieval tournaments are a lot of fun - hubby and I went to one a few years ago - everybody had a great time!

    Your pinwheels are very pretty - that's a lovely line of fabrics - very calm and peaceful :) Love the embroidery too - every little village is improved by a cafe to drop by, lol!

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  12. My 13 yr old son would have loved that fair! I am attempting to design a medieval quilt for him. I can't draw so it should be an experience!!

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