Welcome to my blog. Who am I?

Hi, my name is Avis and I live in the North of England.

I love to design and create quilted patchwork items. I also enjoy cross-stitch, needlepoint, tapestry, canvas work, knitting and crochet.  I like to bake and cook but I don’t enjoy shopping for ingredients or washing up.

I will post photos of  my progress and hope you like what you see.

Enjoy!

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  1. Happy Birthday Avis, hope you have a wonderful day xx

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  2. Hullo Avis! I’ve awarded you with a Kreative blogger award, I really enjoy your blog 🙂 hope you like!

    http://amysworlds.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/kreative-blogger/

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    • Oooh! Thanks Amy 🙂 Seven interesting things about me hmmmm…… It is a shame you already have the award. You would have been one of my choices 🙂 I’ll have a think about this and thank you formally soon!

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  3. Aww thanks 🙂

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  4. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster blogging award. I really am not sure what it means and I don’t expect you to participate. But it’s fun and yours is a blog I enjoy! Click over to my blog if you would like the details. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! The only thing is…..I already have the award on my blog. There is a button on the right hand side of my page at the bottom. It was a really kind thought and I would have accepted if I hadn’t already taken part in the fun. Congratulations on your award by the way 😀 You deserve it!!

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  5. ccluvs2dance

     /  July 27, 2012

    I loved to sew for my dolls when I was small but somehow it got left on the wayside as I grew up…I hope to pick it up again though! You have a beautiful blog.
    Cara,
    Love from Ghana 🙂

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  6. Thank you for stopping by and clicking the Like button. Looking forward to sharing. Best, Mtetar

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  7. Hi Avis. I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. I hope you can accept it and pass it on to your favourites. I also hope you can take it as an appreciation from my part.
    Here are the rules: http://poppygoeshappy.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/wow-a-liebster-award/
    P.S: I forgot to include, that the nominee has to come up with 11 new questions… 🙂
    Have a nice day!
    Poppy

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    • Hi Poppy,
      That is very kind of you. I really appreciate it 🙂 Unfortunately I already have the Liebster award so I cannot accept it again. You will find the button on the right hand side of my blog. Congratulations on your nomination. You deserve it as your blog is beautiful 😀 Avis x

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  8. Oh, I am not surprised 🙂 Well, then consider it done 🙂 Thank you for the kind words.

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  9. Avis, How are you doing these days?? Is you back situation/pain subsided enough for you to do any sewing. DH and I have been praying for you every day………Blessings and hugs, Doreen

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    • Hi Doreen 🙂
      Yes, at the end of last week I got out of bed and there was no pain at all. Apparently it was all caused by the sciatic nerve being trapped. It all started with what I would call spasms in my back which gradually moved into my hip and part way down my right leg. I was told it would just be a matter of time and to keep taking painkillers (which didn’t work). So your prayers worked! Thank you so much 🙂 As you will notice I haven’t been sewing on the blog, just posting crochet and knitting which I could do sitting still. Sewing a quilt is a much more physical thing. Since the weekend, however, I’ve made a small disappearing nine patch with a charm pack and I quilted it this morning. I hope to bind it this afternoon and then go to work this evening. It’s all systems go here! I’ll post about it in the next couple of days.
      Thank you so much for all of your support this year! My blog will be one year old on 28th December 😀
      Love and hugs, Avis xx

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      • I give praise and thanks for your improvement! That sciatic nerve ‘thing’ happened to DH earlier this Spring and lasted through most of the summer preventing him/us from doing some of our traveling. He, also, is better! Will be quilting this afternoon, also……..hugs, D

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  10. Hi Avis, just to let you know that I have nominated you for The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award! Not sure if you got a pingback from my blog yesterday, so thought I better notify you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Yvonne xx

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    • Oh! Thank you very much. That is so kind of you 😀 I’m very happy to accept as long as you don’t mind me breaking the rules 😆 I tend not to ask people to do the chain letter part any more as a lot of bloggers dislike this type of award. I will give a few links to my favourites. They can take the award if they wish 🙂
      Avis x

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      • That’s cool. Most likely this is the way I will do it in the future!

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        • I’ve done my acceptance post with lots of lovely links 🙂 About my random things….I didn’t read that you don’t make resolutions before I wrote about it in my random things. What a coincidence!! Avis x

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  11. Hi Avis, just in case pingbacks don’t work, I have nominated you for an award – see today’s post xx

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  12. Hello! I’ve really enjoyed looking through your blog, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. See my block for more details! http://basildonkitchens.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/liebster-award/

    Connie 🙂

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    • Congratulations on the award Connie and thank you for nominating my blog. Unfortunately, I already have the Liebster award (logo is at rhs of my blog) so I cannot accept your nomination. I really do appreciate your support 🙂 Best wishes, Avis x

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  13. I love your disappearing nine-patch, just run one up myself but in very different colours, what a great pattern! Kate

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    • Hi Kate, Yes, that’s why I followed your blog as your blue version caught my eye 🙂 It’s such a versatile pattern. Thank you for visiting 😀 Avis x

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  14. Hello Avis, thank you so much for liking my post! WOW, I am blown away by yout work….its absolutely fantasitc. I am so envious of people who can sew, what a wondeful gift you have. I look forward to being treated to more. Wishing you a very happy Easter xx

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    • Well that is most kind of you to say so. It made me smile this morning 😀 I’ve visited your blog many times and thought about entering something….maybe next month. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to organise things for everyone else to take part in and enjoy so thanks to you for that. Have a Happy Easter! Avis x

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  15. Hi Avis,
    Because you feel more like a family than a line on my computer, you’re getting an award!
    Read this for more information:
    http://prettylittlethingsinabox.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/award-time-part-2/
    Thank you for being the next-door “online” neighbour.
    xo,
    Angela

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  16. creative pixie

     /  July 25, 2013

    Hi Avis.
    I’ve nominated you for a blog award.
    http://creativepixie.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/nominations-and-blogs-to-follow/
    Jean

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  17. Good Morning!
    I am so glad that I have found your blog. I am recently getting back to the sewing/crafting/quilting that I used to do and love. And I look forward to meeting people with similiar interests. I’m excited to follow your blog 🙂

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  18. Hello Avis, I came across your blog when looking for something lovely to make for my sister in law out of a green jelly roll. The one you’ve posted about from March 2012 fits the bill perfectly, and you’ve made it very easy for me to put it together quickly. How did you end up quilting it, out of curiosity? I’ll be hand quilting mine in spirals within each square. Kate from Down Under

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    • Hi and welcome to my blog 🙂
      If you mean the jelly roll strip quilt, the brown one, you can find it in my 2012 finishes page at the top of the screen. If you click on the photo, it will take you to the post when I finished it with more close up pics. Good luck with your quilt!
      Avis x

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      • Thank you! I’ve posted about the quilt I’m planning, and provided a link to the tutorial blog with full credit to you as the designer. It’s beautiful, and I think the recipient is going to be very pleased.

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  19. Dear Avis, I hope you are well. I have nominated you for a Blog Hop and hope you will take part. You will meet new bloggers and others will find their way to you. Here is an example of how it looks and works http://anenthusiast.wordpress.com. You will see my post and your nomination on my blog http://mnel2.wordpress.com on Monday 8th September. Take care. Michele

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  20. Thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog and following along 🙂

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a ‘like’. Happy quilting!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow! Have a great weekend 😊

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  23. Thanks for the link 🙂 It will be lovely to have you join in the fun! Avis x

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