Saturday, 18 April 2015

We've had a few beautiful days here,warm and sunny.Still very cold nights though.
My Christmas wreath is coming along nicely should have it finished next week.

Drum and ball stitched,skate to go then stitch them all on the wreath.
Finished the crochet blaket,made it a little smaller than the pattern,it's going in the camper.

Love this blanket going to start another very soon.
This is a mystery BOM from Buttermilk basin.Block 4.

Not had time to do much sewing ,helping B decorate the kitchen ,freshen it up a bit.Here he is,my boy,67 years young and still doing all the DIY?

Last Friday we met some very old friends for an evening out.

I worked with all these gorgeous boys way back in the 60s.Of course I married B,and Nick( 4th from right) married a school friend of mine Kathy,(3rd from right.its been many years since we were all together,a couple of the boys we hadn't seen in over 40 years.
Had the best of times and have decided that we will all get together every few months.
All for now,enjoy the rest of your weekend .xx

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Still alive and kicking

Not posted for a while,but I'm still here.
It's still very cold here not put the thermals away yet.There are signs of Spring though things are slowly starting to move.
This is what I've been working on

Had this Bucilla kit for a while.

Made a good start. It's going to be lovely when finished.I love Bucilla kits they are very easy to follow and work up fast.
This one arrived during the week.I have my eye on a few more lol.

I've also been working on these

Two redword birdhouses stitched and two traced ready to start.
Had a lovely walk around the park on Friday,we have not been for ages,

Fed the ducks.

Me and B.

Kingsbury across the lake.

So that's me caught up.
We put our clocks forward last night so longer days to come,all we need now is for it to warm up a bit please.
Have a good week all.xx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Roll on Spring

I can't  wait for warmer Weather ,it's been so cold my poor old arthritic knees are really suffering.
I have a couple of finishes,and a couple of starts.
I made another pair of slipper socks blue this time.

This is the third and last pair of these I am knitting.

My lovely granddaughter is 10 today and I've made her this bunting to hang in her bedroom.

She loves it,but now I have to make them for the boys.Ive told them I will make them for their birthdays.

Traced the last panel of over the river.

Looking forward to starting this,out of black thread so will be next week before It gets started.
I have made a start on the Redwork bird houses though,

Block 2 of buttermilk basins mystery BOM
Love the simplicity of these blocks,I like  working with felt or wool.I am stitching mine on to calico ,they will all have the same calico background.

The birthday girl,only saw her for half hour,she was in a football tournament and was late getting home.
She's a cracking little footballer,absolutely loves the beautiful game.
Soon as I get the camera out she goes into these strange posing modes .lol
But she loves  her granny.
Me with the three of them ,I'm a very lucky girl,I absolutely love being a granny.

That's it....enjoy the rest of your week my

Friday, 6 February 2015

This and that

That's what I'm doing at the moment,a bit of this and a bit of that.
My second blanket is 1/4 done.

Love the colours in this one.

A Christmas banner ,small amounts of stitching on these

Something else cut and ready to stitch,I will reveal soon.

February OOM from Wool Appliqué 

Making two sets of the Ooms,so is my friend Sue,in December we will do a swap.

I have at last finished the top panel of Over the river

This cute sheep is a free mystery BOM from Buttermilk basin.

This is Januarys

We had a very small amount of this

Lilly was not impressed.
All for now,have to made my granddaughters bday card today.(will show later)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hi all

The It's a beautiful crisp frosty morning here in my little part of the world.the sky is blue and the sun is shining ,we have snow forcast for later but I will beleive that when I see it LOL.
The ripple blanket was finished during the week,and I love it.

It's so bright and cheerful.
When I spoke to Nicky on the phone she heavy is it mum,can you post it ,would look lovely on my sofa.Not backward in coming forward is she.haha

Have the yarn ready for the next blanket .

Can't wait to start this,but a few other things to finish first.
I'm on a bit of a yarn buying binge at the moment,

This chap came on Thursday,he sat in gramps chair,I asked him to say cheese.
His response....cheeeeeese mamar.

It's great being a mamar,I love it.
Have a lovely weekend .

Friday, 9 January 2015

Happy New Year

YIt's been a while since I've here.Hope you've all had a good Christmas and New Year.
I havnt been idle,here's what I've been up to.
I've been just crocheting this lovely ripple blanket.

It's lovely free pattern from a lovely lady called Lucy at Attic24.If I could master "links" I would link you to her blog,she's on facebook too.Lucy makes some beautiful items and the patterns are all on her blog - fb for you to download.
I made these two pictures for my friends daughters,one loves anything vintage the other loves goth.
So this is what I came up with.

They are mounted onto 12 inch emboidery frames.

I've joined a great gage on Facebook called wool applique,lots of lovely people on there producing some stunning work.
There is free monthly pattern,ornament of the month
This is January's OOM,my version 

So that's me caught up to date.
Lastly a few pics of my gorgeous grandkids at Christmas.

My two big ones are all teeth at the minute,will be great when they grow into them lol.

All for now.xx