2016 New Bloggers Blog Hop
Hi and welcome to my blog.
This is the place I keep track of my sewing adventures and share them with you.
How did my blog get its name?
My husband’s name is Bri/an and mine is M/ary so take the start of his and the end of mine and you get Briary!
Part of my blog belongs to him as he is always supportive and on hand when I ask is this OK or does that sound right.
When I was about 5yrs old there was a very kind lady, who lived next door. Her husband was in the Navy and spent long periods at sea, they had no children. I used to spend many happy hours at her home learning to knit and sew and there were always plenty of chocolate biscuits.
In my teenage years I altered and made clothes.
Then, when the family arrived, moving on to making things for the home.
About 15 years ago we lived in the Middle East and I belonged to the Kuwait Quilters , meeting and learning from so many talented quilters from all over the world.
Quilts made in the last year
Cozy Afternoon BOM
This was the first time I’d embroidered on a quilt and joined in with a BOM . The pattern was by Jacquelynne Steves you can find her here
Christmas tree skirt
Had always wanted to make one of these and last year it was made in plenty of time for Christmas.
Not sure which is the front and which is the back? The dinosaurs started as the front, however, the animals seem to be the favourite!
William’s birthday party
After dancing on the quilt, giving the lion a kiss, it was time for a nap. I think he liked his quilt.
What am I plotting for future adventures
Well, I also love embroidery so I have been mulling over doing a candlewick quilt or adding mountmallick embroidery, but then again I’ve never done cathedral Windows, could add hand embroidery to that!!! Designing my own quilt is always on the list.
When taking a free motion quilting class and things were not going well. The teacher said if you make the same mistake 3 times it’s a pattern ! Go with it!
With blogging, don’t give up , you will have one of those ” light bulb ” moments and wonder why you didn’t think of that before.
Many thanks to our hosts for their support and a great group of girls who have been inspirational. Give our hosts a visit and there are prizes to be won!
Then please check out the other girls introducing their blogs today from Hive Sewciety