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.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Are we all still here?

Well it's been over a year since I put anything on here ,so thought it time I caught up with everyone.We are still plodding along B and me.Im still sewing and crocheting etc.

This is a CAL I am taking part in called Frida's Flowers.Its in eight parts ,one every two weeks.

Another WIP,this blanket is Persian Tiles I'm making it for my daughter.

Here he is,my youngest grandson John-Junio can you believe he will be three next week.He is such a lovely funny cheeky little sausage.

Gorgeous grandson Bryce is growing into a handsome young man.

Today I bought fabric yaaaay havnt done any quilting  for ages,my sister is eighty this year and has been asking for a quilt for a long time ,so I'm going to surprise her for her birthday and make her a sampler quilt.

Tons of fat quarters,of course Lilly has to poke her nose in where it's not wanted lol.
All for now,lots more stuff to show but things have been it my camera for months lol,time to do some transferring.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and for mums celebrating Mother Day have a lovely one.xx

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 friends.xxx

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)