Friday, 25 May 2012

summer's here

We have had a lovely week her in Coventry,blue skys sun shining.
On Monday we went to Kingsbury Water Park,Lilly had a great time.
This bit of chrochet is a blanket of love for our local baby unit,its a ripple pattern.
More Famers Wife blocks
The second block from the Cotton Patch block of the month.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Thought for today

Take care to wonder At this world through which you wander Never hurry by an open door For you live in a universe Full of miracles galore.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday soon comes round

Sunday again,nice day today,its stopped raining,and a better week to come.... I have now made 20 farmers wife blocks,really enjoying them.
I love this rotating cuttin mat I sent for,it really does make life a bit easier.When you have made your cut,you turn the mat not you fabric.the top part of the mat turns,its great.
This is a block of the month quilt I have just started.Its from the Cotton Patch.Its called American beauty. this is the first block.
Today I have started Lovely Lillys scrap book,this is her very first page.....
till next time love from me.xxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

farmers wife quilt

Well I took the plunge and started to make the blocks for The Farmers Wife quilt.I dont know why I was so afraid of starting it,apart from its very small blocks,only 6 inch,its great fun.So far I have made 4 blocks. I couldnt decide how to do it,go for the easy ones first ,or the ones I liked best.In the end I decided to start at No 1 and work my way through.I will decide later how many I want to make and how large its going to be(I can see me doing them all).
I have cut the next couple of blocks out,I think some of them will be very interesting....
Bri bought me this wonderful tool,so hopefully no more cut fingers,its great I am going to get the other 2,theycome in 3 sizes,this is the middle one.
Have also made a small piece of jewellery this week.A friends 11 year old niece passed away last week.The childs favourite colour was orange,all the girls in the fammily are going to wear a piece of orange jewellery,and the boys are wearing orange. ties.
Bri is going to but me one of those tiny seam irons next time we go out,so as well as not cutting myself I will not burn myself. He's one of the good guys ,spoils me rotten.. Have also ordered a rotating cutting mat,hoping it will make life easy. well,till next time love from me.xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

lovely Lilac

Next doors lilac hangs over my wall,I cut some ,dosnt it look lovely.Smells wonderful.xx
My poor doll house is in desperate need of a make over,I could do with my friend Sue paying me a visit,she always gives me inspiration. Well I have a couple of birthday cards to make for next week,so I had better get on with them.Till next time love from me..xx

Thursday, 10 May 2012

jelly roll quilt

I have finished this jelly roll quilt,and am very pleased with it.It will look lovely on the back of the sofa at Christmas.
It does look a lot nicer than the photo shows. Yesterday I had a lovely day out and about with my gorgeous hubby.We went into town for a coffee at my fave cafe.
Had a walk round the shops ,and then lunch in the pub..My favourite sort of day.
The garden is looking good,its a wonder everything has not drowned with all the rain we have had in the last month.
Now I have Karens book,Building Beautiful Blogs,I am going to try and line up my pictures with my writing(but not this time)... till next time love from me.

Friday, 4 May 2012

quilts and quilties

hello everyone,its Friday 4th May and its still raining.... my lovely quilties arrived yeasterdy fro Sandies swap,as usual they are gorgeous,I am really enjoying this swap.
I hope you like my updated blog,its thanks to Karen Valentine Blog Designer,I also bought her book,Building beautiful Blogs. Still havnt got the hang of picking up your blog buttons yet,it seems to be beyond me,oh well best keep trying. The jelly roll quilt is coming along nicely,all the bits are together and now I am (quilting it)in my own fashion.
My sliced finger is allmost better ,so hope to do more sewing this week. untill next time love from me.xxx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Weather

We have a drought in England,and floods.....It could only happen here..xxx