Monday, 14 November 2016

Hello I am Back

It has been a while since last posting, I have been doing some projects some for gifts & Swaps plus I have been working on a quilt it is black with Jewel tones in a Chevron pattern will share photo when I have quilted it & finished it off

I have just returned from a coach holiday in Scotland & you quilters will appreicate this as in our hotel room the beds had a throw which was fitted so there was us taking photos & measuring the different bits so I could have them for when I got home well had to do that lol

I have put all the photos in to an album called Scotland 2016 & you will find it at my flickr  there other albums there if you wish to look

I hope to share other projects with you later when I either finish them or they have been received


Friday, 5 August 2016

More Oven Mitts & Gift Stash

I have been doing some more oven mitts if you look at my blog in  May  you see the link for the video instructions for them

I done 4 the bottom one is for me the other 3 will be added to my gift stash, what is the gift stash you may ask well it this

I started in January & I do at least 1 gift a month be it knitting or quilting now this year I have not been as good as I was last year but if I count what I have done it does work out that I have at least 1 a month but am behind from where I would like to be 

You could take up the challenge even now so you are getting ahead for Christmas or just having gifts if a birthday or an unexpected gift is needed you have something ready 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Knitting & Sewing

I have done a pair of socks which I did using ONline Stretch Cotton yarn have done these for one of my granddaughters she wanted purple or black so still have to knit the black socks 

I had a go at doing some round placemats got the idea from  Pinterest   I used buckram to put the two layers of fabric together not sure if I am that happy with them DH said they are okay instead of the 9 patch I used smaller squares so used more then I actually use a bowl I had to mark the circle as I didn't want it as large as the original stated I did these as scrappy but have lots of ideas for different ones could even use felt both sides & no buckram or wadding & just do some applique


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

New Cloths

I manage to get some picture cloths done one is Across the Miles the other is Cupcake 


Saturday, 25 June 2016

New Carpet & Holiday

This is a non Craft post this time it
We went to Somerset for a holiday didn't take many photos but if you like to see them I put them at  Flickr  so you can see them there 

When we came back we had to finish packing up & empting our sitting room for a new carpet which we have had fitted & then had to put everything back in below are photos as some have asked to see them as you see the view from the sitting room to the small room in the bungalow then you see where the sofa is that is the back of the sitting room where I took the photo looking up the bungalow from


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Oven Mitt

I got to do a small sewing/quilting project this is for a swap which is way over due but it will be given this coming week

I wanted to do some Oven Mitt the type that is one length & you put your hand in each end I got this pattern
from Crafty Gemini you can see the  Easy DIY Double Oven Mitt     On YouTube  so below is my 1st attempt at doing this I have added a brass ring to be able to hang it up


Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Hello, Not Posted for a while as I had my cataracts on my left eye done at the end of March the week before I had it done I passed out in the supermarket & it been my blood pressure being low also had blood test & it showing an under active thyroid but nothing being done until I have another blood test next month

When having it done I was having it done & they had to stop & put an needle to be able to take some drugs to lower the eye pressure in the eye as it went too high

I had even before the operation finding if I was watching TV or looking at one area for a bit I would get double vision anyway I had my eye test for my new glasses & it turns out the left eye goes to one side a bit boss eyed they are hoping the new glasses may help correct it but said when I get tired it will still happen

I had not done any crafts until this week when I have knitted a picture washcloth it called Dutchie's Windmill you can see my one below & this pattern plus many more at  Rachel's site   I could go mad getting these patterns

I am hoping to get to do some quilting it been the craft that I have not started since my eye operation as I am still finding that I am feeling tired so struggling to get to do what I want


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

New Wash Cloths

I have been knitting wash cloths a couple of the photos may come out sideways but figure it out I think

I got the Patterns from   Knitwit Heaven & digknittydesigns  I have done 3 new ones the first is a Celtic Cross the second is a Tractor & the third is a Wishing Well 

I am sorry that the Celtic Cross is a side view I figure out what I was doing wrong I took it with my tablet & when sending it to myself I kept it as original size but with the Tractor I resized it when it asked & it came out correct the Wishing Well I took with my camera after I had charged the batteries up 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Mug Rugs & Knitted Cloths

I have done a Mug Rug for a swap I used felt & did it as a Cupcake sorry that it a side view it not like that on my computer

I also been knitting some dish/washcloths I had done some for a swap but forgot to take photos of those but have done a couple of ones for my gift stash again photo loads as a side view can't understand why this is
The heart cloth is done in Tea Rose & is Heart's delight from it comes under Valentine's heading 
The other one is just a diagonal one 

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Sampler Quilt

First let me wish you All a belated Happy New Year this is my 1st blog of the year

I been in charge of doing a KYO BOM which is Keep Your Own Block of the Month 

I started May 2015 & it will finish in April 2016 but as I had to pick them I have finished the list & done it so I could get on with other things also I wanted to do the blocks in to a lap/single quilt which I have done the finish size is 49" x 62 " below is photos of the quilt I used a flannel for the backing it a light blue but can't really tell by the photos & I did a random/meandering style FMQ using a variegated thread which had red & white & colours in between

Lap Quilt Sampler

Lap Quilt Sampler

Top half of Lap Quilt

Bottom half of lap Quilt

Close up of Reverse size of Lap Quilt

Reverse size of Lap Quilt