Here are my little decorations I received in Chookyblues Christmas Swap - very cute and beautifully made - thankyou partner. I am holding out on opening the main gift until Christmas Day. Looking forward to it. Over the years I have had some lovely things and I'm sure this year will be no different x
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Here are what I'm using for Bonnie Hunters latest mystery quilt.
I have a lot of cream, beige and light tan neutrals to add to these. I am aiming for an Autumn theme.
Have most of the pieces cut and a few sewn together.
I am enjoying sewing again. My poor machine had dust on it - clue 2 is out tomorrow. I probably won't keep up as I am decorating 2 bedrooms as well. But thats ok - I'll go at my own pace x
Friday, 29 November 2013
It seems I have lost my quilting mojo as well as my blogging mojo although I have been crocheting up a storm as these pictures show. Having a few health issues- waiting for a date for surgery. Also been busy with decorating - fingers crossed I will be planning a sewing.room soon.
To get me back into my quilting - I have talked myself into starting Bonnie Hunters new Mystery Quilt. I had decided not to do it but had an about turn and hopefully will make a start at the weekend.
My SSCS has arrived and I look forward to opening it on Christmas day. I will open the little ornament on Dec 1st when I officially start thinking about Christmas.
Take care x
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Not mine - but my amazing daughter Jess. I can hardly believe I have a 23 year old.
I have been working hard to complete this crocheted blanket for her and just about got it done. She knew I was making it and had seen it in various stages. But she had not seen it for a while as I was only working on it when she wasn't here. She loves it and I am very relieved to have it finished - it's a big heavy thing. Will hopefully get a proper photo of it soon.
I am so much into crochet at the moment although I have been doing a little on some UFO quilting projects.
And should have more time for proper blogging soon - life has been a bit overwhelming lately but times they-are-a-changing and for the better.
Thanks for sticking with me - so behind on emails too. Will I ever catch up ?
Take care x
Saturday, 3 August 2013
Many, many stressful things going on in my life at the moment so the best way I know to cope is to sew.
My lovely nephew is going through some health issues - and he also had a birthday - his 21st to be precise. Combining the 2events led naturally to the making of a quilt.
I have made him a couple before and he has trailed them around everywhere with him - nice to know. I wanted to make him something more grown-up ( his first one was a really colourful football quilt )
This is what I came up with. Rectangular plus blocks in navy blue, dark aqua and orange. The backgrounds are many shades of cream and grey. I am thrilled with it and thankfully so was he. Quite difficult to make a quilt for a young man I think.
The day after the picture was taken - his birthday - he was off to hospital for radio-surgery on an abnormal mass of blood cells in his brain. This has been causing him to have seizures and puts him at risk of stroke. A lot to go through at this young age. He is doing well and is hopefully out of hospital today - just waiting on the phone call to collect him.
I hope he loves and uses this quilt as much as his other 2 - love him to bits.
I am also working on a UFO that is very time consuming but I know will be fab when done.
Everyone have a great weekend x
Friday, 5 July 2013
A while back I started crocheting some granny squares with some lovely cotton yarn I bought at a good price. But they just weren't doing it for me and so got put in a bag and left.
Until this week when I dug them out and started unpicking and re-making. Much happier with them now and glad I decided to go this way.
My crochet hook is on fire -lol x