Saturday, 31 December 2011


A Happy New Year To You All!!
I will be in bed by 10pm tonight, as I have to get up at 5 in the morning, to be in work for 6am!! I always watch Jools Holland and his Hootenanny, but will miss it this year.

I am Happy that I have finished my Recycled Charm Quilt,, made with charity shop finds and some stash.
 The legs belong to my DH,, still in his dressing gown!

All done by hand!! I still have to do the label for it.
I am Happy that Sergei found his way to me,, safely!
(courtesy of compare the wotsit).
I am Happy that my Aunt sent me this book,,,

I have quite a few projects in mind for 2012,,,, I will just have to wait to see if I get them done!!!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

           Merry Christmas And A happy New Year To All My Followers!!           XxX

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Lovely Day!

I needed to go to the Post Office in the village on Monday and thought I would take my camera as it was a nice day. Cold but nice, one of those 'glad to be out' days.

It was such a lovely morning!!!
In a small green area where I live, is a tree stump,,,, where these mushrooms have been growing.

Ooooops,,, you need to tilt your head to the right to see the first picture properly,,,
Not much creating lately,,,,,hope to do some this weekend,, I have 4 days off work!!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

My Grandson,,,,,

doesn't like RaaRaa!
How could you not love that little face! My GS took one look at him and said 'Noooo'.  He went home without him!!! We think he didn't like him as RaaRaa should be on the telly,, not in Nannies' sitting room!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Another Addition,,,

I have a new addition to the family,, but this one will be going home with my grandson.
Meet Raa Raa, The Noisy Little Lion! It's the first time that I have knitted an actual 'Character'. What do you think??

DH and I went to Bath today, for the Christmas Market. I didn't buy anything but DH bought us a Bratwurst and a Gluhwein each!!! The big bird in the picture is a beautiful Golden Eagle,,, gorgeous bird!!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

I Won!!!

Kerstin had a giveaway a little while ago,, for a couple of Table Runners that she had made, and I won one of them!
In my package was a couple of lovely Christmas decorations and a YUMMY bar of chocolate!!! I love the snowman fabric in the runner. Brilliant.
Thank You Kerstin!!        XxX
(and it's the first time I've managed to put a link on my blog!)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Few Things!

I have been off work this week with a throat infection, (hopefully gone) but I have tried to do a little something everyday,,, knitting, sewing, reading. I have to tidy my sewing room (spare bedroom) for the visit of eldest son and grandson in two weeks time. As I was tidying/playing with my fat quarters I counted nearly 140 of the little things. I have sorted them into colours and plains/patterns. (No photo though). Just a few more things to 'tidy' up then I'm done.
DH has bought me a couple of pressies this week,
The book is one that I saw at the Autumn Quilt Show at Malvern the other week, and the bamboo needles I have wanted for a couple of weeks. They are great to knit with, although a little long. DH said I could always cut them down!!!
Thought I would make myself an armchair caddy. I already made one, but it was a bit small. So I did a little measuring and came up with this. I need to keep the red note/address book close to hand, along with a few other bits and pieces when I am knitting/sewing etc.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Funny Stuff!

This was knitted using the 'funny stuff'. Quite easy to knit with and fun too! Only 7 stitches needed!! And the colour is a little more purple than in the photo!

Friday, 4 November 2011


Meet Mickey, the newest member of my family!

Bit of a wonky smile!!
Close Up

X x X 

Monday, 31 October 2011

Something New!

I was allowed out on Sunday for being good, and went to the Autumn Quilt Festival at Malvern! I didn't take any pictures of the quilts as I forgot my camera. I made a few purchases, including a cup of tea and a slice of cake. That cost as much as 5 of my fat quarters!!
I couldn't resist the basket type bag, or the purple/lilacs fat quarters. I found some lightweight fusible wadding at a rather reasonable price too!!
I got the monkey fabric for my Cheeky Monkey grandson,,,no idea what I'll be doing with it yet!
I have also been busy making an Embroidery Folder,,,,,

I finished it off this morning with the little silver scissor charm!

Monday, 24 October 2011

A Day Out,,,

in Devizes.

A fantastic feat of engineering!!! And on the way home we stopped at Westbury,,,,
It was blowing a gale up on the hill, but managed to get a photo of the horse before I was blown away!!!

My Brother!

I would like to introduce you all to my Brother! He will be 3 years old in December.
He is an InnoVis 900, and I won him in a competition run in the Popular Patchwork Magazine! The only thing he doesn't do is make a cup of tea!

I had him do me some name labels for a friend. The top photo is him doing the labels handsfree, ie using the embroidery unit, and the lower one is just normal monogramming!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Old Bags!!

I thought I'd show off some old bags, for those of you who haven't seen them before.
1st Bag
This 'Bow Tucks' bag was my very first bag I made, and I can't tell you what pattern it was,, cos I have lost it!
2nd Bag
This was from a pattern by Brenda Dean, The Oriental bag.

These next two were out of the Popular Patchwork magazine. September and October 2009.

The next two were made using 5" charm packs. The 1st one is a Charm Tote Bag, and the one under is a Big Bag Theory bag from an American magazine.
And the last one if from a pattern by Sunflower Corner Quilting.