Tuesday 18 February 2014

LBQB Flickr Silence

This blog post is for the members of the Little Blog Quilt Bee but if you're not a member and want to find out more about me then feel free to read on.

I've been having a few issues with Flickr and can't at present join our little group. The lovely Vanessa is trying to rectify this for me but it means that I'm unable to post comments onto group discussions. I've seen you've all been introducing yourselves so thought would post mine here so you don't think I'm being rude and ignorant!

Hi, I'm Claire. I've been sewing for a little over 18 months now. I mainly do patchwork but also sew bags, pouches, fabric baskets, cushions and the like. I'm a member of a lovely little guild, with Sheila, and enjoy attending sewing/quilting related events.

I'm married with 2 fur babies and live on a farm in the countryside in Scotland near to St Andrews. I hail from Edinburgh originally and moved to fife 10 years ago when Edinburgh property prices got the better of us!

I trained at university to be a primary teacher but didn't go into that profession and so spent the next 12 years working in financial services, in Edinburgh, in various different roles - customer service, sales, training & compliance then 7 years in marketing. I now work part time but was fortunate enough to have over a year off in between, where I started sewing.

I started blogging to talk about my sewing achievements and disasters and enjoy reading other blogs too, although I find instagram has led to fewer blog posts (from myself and others).

Anyhoo that's enough from me for just now :-)


  1. What a lovely introduction Claire!
    I've posted a link to this blog post on our flickr page, and am still chasing the fine folks of flickr to get this sorted. I'll forward you the three emails they've sent so far about it, so that you know what the latest is.

  2. Blooming Flickr! How very dare they !

  3. Ah, Flickr doing what it does best. Lovely to meet you properly as we've been contacts on Twitter for ages. My cousin lives in Fife too and she is originally from Co Meath in Ireland. Loves it and her Scottish hubby very much

  4. Hi Claire! Glad to meet you! :) H x

  5. Hi Claire am waving hello from down here in Wales xx

  6. I hope Flickr is behaving itself now? Your dogs are so cute - I hope they've got some sunshine to lie in today - Archie is sunning himself in the conservatory...

  7. Looks like my last comment didn't upload - good job I keep checking in! had a few Flickr issues and decided that the app needed re-loading (all well now). Hope you get sorted Nessa is a whiz!