Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Very cool here this week.
Finished Nickys cardigan,it looks much better in the real.Its a pale pinkish shade called shell.
I've got a little thing going with these, wrist warmers for the cooler days .




These are for Nicky,there she is in the photo.


These are for a friends birthday.I think all my girlfriends will be receiving these for Christmas..
I've made a couple of table mats for the camper.


I couldn't resist this crochet book,Animal Amigurumi,can't wait to make a few of these,they are all lovely..

This little chap came for the weekend,he loves Lilly but Granny is always in control,Lilly is a gentle little girl but you never know .




A bit of wild life,this is what we have been up to most of the summer,walking around the parks.


Our lovely little Lilly,she gets up on the sofa at every opportunity .
How can she sleep like that,upside down.
X

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A bit more of this,Central panel finished and started on the end ones.


I love this pattern,it's so pretty and romantic.
The end panels are traced ready to stitch.
My lovely B bought me a brilliant LED light box, I love it it makes such a difference when tracing.
Here's the old one,with just a light bulb inside,had to keep moving my work to catch the light.



and here's my new led one,woohoo I'm a lucky girl.

Isn't it a beaut, A3 so big enough for anything I want to trace.
I've not been doing much in the crafty line,we do all the jobs that need doing at home during the school holidays ,this is me whitening the tile grout in the bathroom,time consuming job but worth the effort. Kitchen tiles next,then the bedrooms could do with a lick of paint .....sigh .


I did make this block,saw this pattern and loved it.Nesting churn dash block,I decided to make it in just two colours instead of multi.

I have a feeing I will just have to make a quilt in this pattern,purple and white for my youngest daughter Natalie ,her fave colours.I will use this block as a table topper,it's big enough coming out at 24 inch square.
See you all soon.x

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Summer days

It's been lovely here the last couple of weeks,we have been away for a few days in the camper.We went to Suffolk on the east coast,Lowestoft and Southwold.

Typical English seaside town,love these tacky shops full of buckets and spades and sticks of rock (bought lots of sticks of rock for the kids)

Love beach huts,would like to make a quilt with this theme.
This made me laugh,the seagull was trotting in and out of the fish and chip shop.

We have some great piers in the UK.
Some bits of sewing has been done,these are pillow shams and cushion covers to go with Nickys quilt.

Started my table runner.


Also started a crochet cardie.



Me and my lovely little girl in the park.
Had to share this,my three beautiful grandys.
Well that's about it for now enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Xxx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

This and that

Nickys quilt is finally finished and ready to to Australia with me in November.
I love it,it has eight extra blocks ,

My usual wobbly quilting( the quilting police needn't bother coming to my house lol)
I have made quilts for many years but only started to quilt then two years ago.A pattern is beyond me but I will keep trying.

Shez has been raving about this book so I thought I would get it.....well Shez you are not wrong it's a fabulous book.Ive already decided what I am going to make first and have photocopied it ready to trace.

A beautiful table runner.Cant wait to get started.

Made another one of these little pots.

And another pincushion.

The last two reighndeer .

Stitched a couple of club badges on for Bs friends( 4 in total) their wives can't thread needles,all the sewing comes to me.

Thought I would share this,sewing on the binding and sorting the loose ends ,of couse Lilly has to help....


She's a little bugger,sits on what you're doing and can't shift her.
Half way through painting my craft room,so better get back to it.
Lou xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

Quilting

I've made a start on Nickys quilt,is huge and blooming heavy.
Randon wobbly lines as usual.I had thought of sending it to a long arm quilters,but oh my it's so expensive ,£200. Plus ,so I gave up that idea.

If you look closely you will see the washing basket in the conservatory filled with things waiting to be ironed ,haha have to get your priorities right.


This little chap came to stay with us for the weekend and he is the sweetest happiest little guy.
He loves his Grampy follows him around.Hes trying to walk and wobbles about like a little robot.

Can't get enough of my grandys.

Here's what the crochet became,a cheerful pincushion ,and another.

Another on the way..
It's only 4rows each side,make a round cushion for inside an stuff it.
Quick and easy,make one in an evening while watching the box.Dont know what I an going to do with then though,a bit addicted at the minute using up scraps of wool and cotton.
You all might get one lol.

This is the last thing I worked on this week,a small pot made with 2.5 inch scraps.Its a small one only 4 inch in any direction but I love it,it's just the right size to use as a thread catcher or even to put bits and bobs in around the house.this one is going in the kitchen to keep my rings safe when I take them of to do something.Perfect to use up jelly roll scraps.

Going to fish out some big cheerful buttons to put on the points.
Well that's about it .Have a good week .
Lou.x