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

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