Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Crochet

Hello there,hope you are all keeping well and settled into 2017.
I've been busy with this and that.Christmas came and went in its usual flurry.My daughter and her family came to us this year so was a bit hectic.
I have a crochet blanket on the go,it's called Mexican Diamonds by Janie Crow.Making mine in red rather than blue.
Have a nice little pile of diamonds.
Just finished this for my daughter she's not a lover of crochet so was really pleased she asked me to make it for her.Its an Ira Rott crochet rug and Natalie loves it.
Might make this next for my granddaughter it's her birthday next month.Another Ira Rott.
This came this morning can't wait to start this,but loads to do first lol.

It's a beautiful appliqué pattern called round the garden.

That's it for now,see you soon Laura xx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

A little finish


This small lap quilt is a Christmas present  for a friend.





I used the Accuquilt and tumbler die for this one,very quick and easy.
Started yet more crochet.This is using yarn from my stash ,it's called" beautiful shells" very simple pattern.
So here we are almost into October and the children are now back in school.My granddaughter has moved up to senior school and is loving it.
My oldest grandson was glad to be back too as it means football training restarts.
This is John-Junior the youngest,he was thrilled to be back at nursery.
Just look at that face,he threw his arms round his teachers legs and said...I've really missed you.
You can only hope that they will continue to love school.xx
Days are getting shorter here,but the weather is still lovely at the moment,B is tidying up our tiny garden and I am doing  an Autumn house clean.
Have a lovely weekend my friends.x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

This and that

I've been busy crafting,just not blogging....I finished the quilt for my dear sisters 80th birthday.
Her birthday is in October but I gave it her early 
Sheila is very poorly at the minute and is in hospital.Been diagnosed with cervical cancer and is now having chemotherapy.Poor girl,that's not all,she fell in the hospital bathroom and broke her hip in three places so she really is not good .
Happier things now..
I have two crochet blankets finished
Both Janie Crow designs,love them both.
Christmas quilt finished last night.
This is a Curtis Boehringer design,I'm not over fond of it but I started so thought I should finish.
Couple of baby blankets on the way.

Love this pattern.
So now a few pictures of the grandys
He's a handsome boy my Bryce,almost 9.
Jayda had her prom night ...did she wear a dress,not on your life
She's a footballer lol,hates frocks.( she's only 11,all that could change when she goes to Senior School in September.)
The baby,John-Junior
He never sits still and is so noisy lol.
Well that's about it for now.
Lou xx



Monday, 30 May 2016

Finished blanket.

Nicola's crochet blanket is finished and ready to post.


I really enjoyed making this one,only a few weeks as its small 46 inch square.Nice lap blanket for cooler days.
This kid is a bruiser lol,he went to nursery with one black eye after head butting the coffee table and came home with two black eyes after bumping into another child.


Natalie is forever telling him to slow down he goes everywhere at full speed.The other two were very quiet and shy ,this one is sure making up for it lol.
I'm still cutting out blocks for my sisters quilt,will take some pictures soon.
I have also decided that this year will be the one.....the one when I finally sort myself and my weight problem out.I returned to my slimming club in April...


16.5 lbs off lots more to go,watch this space.
Have a great week everyone.xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A good day

A little sewing a little crochet,my kind of day.
I am absolutely loving the Accuquilt go,it's making short work of cutting fabric.
At the moment I'm using the dies for a nine inch block and joining four together.I hope to buy the set for 12 inch blocks very soon.It was a considered purchase but I do like it.




I love sampler quilts,of course I do like quilts with a bit of structure  too but sampler are my favourite.I can just go with the flow and do my own thing.



My crafting room is very small and not often as tidy as this lol.



This boy thinks he's spider boy,they had a party at nursery to celebrate The Queens 90th birthday.

John- Junior didn't want a bath ,wanted to go to bed in his face paint.
My daughters blanket is crocheted half way,hope to have it finished very soon.

I've started part 4 of Frida's Flowers CAL.


Really loving this,I like that they are small lap blankets rather than huge things that take forever to finish.

My grandson Bryce has his football presentation this week so will put some pictures on. Soon.


Guess who....me and my gorgeous granddaughter ,a rare picture of me without makeup( I don't usually do the no makeup look ) lol.
All for now,see you soon .xx

Monday, 9 May 2016

A new toy

I've just bought myself a new toy,I say toy but boy it cost me an arm and a leg.
I love making quilts but the cutting is becoming a bit difficult.I find I can't hold the rulers very still now days.
So I got this.....
An Accuquilt 


It was a good package,it had the 9 inch cube of dies and the border die which is huge.


Also a couple of other dies.
Hoping to have a play in the next couple of days so will let you know how I get on.
Xxx