myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

My Doll Quilt has finally arrived!!

Yes, after a VERY long wait it is finally here! Some swappers got their’s 2 months ago, but good things come to those that wait, and here it is! Isn’t it gorgeous? Made for me by Cara of Quiltnookgal and it came all the way from the USA. There were all sorts of problems with

Stash, wildlife and an amazing old quilt book

We’re back from our short holiday to the West Highlands (more on that later) and now I am starting my week off at home with, hopefully, lot’s of time for sewing. But first of all I was off to Glasgow yesterday to spend my birthday money, and also to meet up with the 3 lovely

Mini Quilt swap

I have just heard from Mary, my mini quilt swap partner, that she has finally received my little offering.  You may remember I gave you a sneak preview a few weeks back. But here is the whole thing! It is called ‘Tudor Vine’ as the inspiration was of a black and white photo of a

The sewing room revisited

I managed to save one piece of furniture from our gigantic furniture sell-off at the shop to go in my sewing room. This quite beautiful, and capacious, white chest of drawers.It was half price for ages but nobody seemed interested and I couldn’t bear to reduce it any further as I really wanted it for

My first Saturday at home

For the last 10 years I have worked just about every Saturday in our shop. We used to sell kitchens and furniture and have 2 shops so I always needed to be in to take orders. Last Saturday was the final day for our second shop, the furniture has now all been sold and we

Beginner’s Luck!

I am so excited! I won a giveaway!! And it was actually the first one I have got around to actually entering. Thanks so much to Margueritte from Adventures in Quilting and Sailing who tipped me off to this amazing giveaway on a Flickr group called Fresh Modern Quilts. They were celebrating their 2000 member,

Greengate Cushion

What a busy and dramatic week!Not much time for crafting (again!), as my dear sister, Jane (or ‘middle-aged muddle’ as she is known on the blog) came to visit on Sunday. This unfortunately coincided with a return to winter up here in Scotland and the weather was really so bad we hardly left the house.