Thursday, 24 April 2014

Swooning along

It's been lovely here today,bright and sunny.Got weighed this morning at WW.....oh dear I put 2lb on over Easter.Oh well back to the grindstone.We are planning on buying our air tickets next month and will be flying to Australia in November ,so that is now my incentive to lose two stone (28lb).
I can feel the rabbit food coming on already haha.
Put together the swoon blocks this afternoon,I really love this flimsy.Its very random colours,had no plan just sort of went with it.
It's large had to prop up the line as it was dragging on the floor.



I'm catching it in half light here,so can't see the true colours well.
It will be a while before I get round to quilting it.
Hairdressers tomorrow then to my daughters to sort out her garden.....happy days.
Xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy St George's Day.

A very happy St George's Day to those that celebrate.


I am proud of my heritage .
Xxx

One Christmas item a month

Three more blocks this month,two reigndeer and Mrs Santa.

I did'nt take the photo sideways,I think she is having a senior moment lol.
All lined up.

Three more blocks to go,and loads of edging work.
Xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The last 6 swoons.







I love these blocks,have a play now see how they look together.
My points are getting more pointed lol,only lost a couple.
Weather is finally warming up,hoping to get away for a few days soon.long to see the sea, I love the beach.
Ankle is improving daily went for a walk today ,first time in almost 3 weeks.
Have a good week all.xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

A couple more swoons

I made 3 of these Sunday and it took me most of the day.Kept getting into a bit of a muddle...


They are big blocks,24 inches square so really it's like 12 blocks(well that's my way of thinking).

Have a few more cut to ready to go.
They are beautiful blocks,glad 
I took the plunge.

Had this pattern for ages too,the weekender.
I've chosen this mint green oilcloth thought it would be easier to keep clean,just wipe it with a damp cloth.You may never see this again LOL depends what happens when I start to sew.

Beautiful wearther here at the mo,warm and sunny,and the clocks have gone forward into summer time so longer days to come.
We had a beautiful cleare sky last night,with a big bright moon.
This was taken at 8pm.


and this one at 8.50.pm

It was lovely in the garden.
Another lovely morning today,a bit more sewing for me,can't go out due to poorly foot .Had Arthritis in the old joints for years,keeps good but every now and then it flares up.My ankle been very painful for over a week now,so I keep taking the pain killers and hope it passes quickly.
Have a lovely week.xx


Monday, 7 April 2014

At last a swoon

Had this pattern for a very long time and not had the courage to make a block...woohoo wasn't as bad as I thought it would be,so here is the first one.

It's a huge block,24 inch.
Sorted out FQ for the next eight blocks,

All colours a real mixture.


My lovely niece had her 50th birthday party on Saterday ,she cried when she saw her photo quilt.
I didn't take a picture of it finished,this is the pic Mandy put on facebook.
 

My sister in law Margaret telling people all about the quilt..that's me on the right,just got my mug in the picture lol.

Me and B .
Hubby looks a little surprised .
The card I made 

At the mo I love tattered lace dies and have purchased a few in the last year,they cut beautifully and are very delicate.

Inside the card.


I will be busy making Easter cards this week.

Nickys quilt Scandinavian Rose is finished

It's ready to post.
It's very cold and wet here,so staying in day to make cards and do a little sewing.
Have a good week everyone.
Xxx