Wednesday, 26 June 2013


No idea why, but I have been wanting to make a Sock Monkey for a while. I just needed to find the right pair of socks, with a coloured heel. DH bought some socks,, and there was a pink pair,, 'I am not wearing pink socks' says he,,, 'I'll have them' says I.
Meet Bandit,,,
I called him Bandit,, cos he looks like one!!!

Kerstin had a giveaway recently,, and I was the lucky winner.
I am going to make a start on the pattern at the top of the picture soon. It will be my hand sewing project, that I can do whenever. I have enough fabric in my 5" charm scrap box to do this,, the pattern calls for 8" squares, but I like to be different.

Briony was very kind to send me some tatting bits,,
 I will be putting them on some crazy patches,, eventually! They are really lovely,,,, yet another craft for me to try!!!

Remember these blocks,,,,,

Well,, I decided to add a little more 'crazy' to them,,,,

Beer,, one of my favourite places,,,

So peaceful and quiet. This time we went for a walk to see the Quarry caves. No pictures,, it was too dark.
I didn't even know they existed. Click here to have a look at their web site.


Saturday, 8 June 2013


Thank you all for the comments on the previous post,, much appreciated!

Malvern,,, I went to this quilt show with a couple of friends from my quilt group,, and I spent some money,,,, of course!! I got some much needed red fabric to finish off my redwork quilt,, which I shall do on my next week off from work. And I couldn't resist buying some more Crazy patchwork kits from Farne Designs ,,,
 I had to buy three,, cos I couldn't decide on which one to get.
 The colours in Carnival are gorgeous,,,,

and I have decided to put a little more on the blocks I have already made,,, after reading Briony's blog ..... And it is looking better with more embellishments on it!!

Popular Patchwork forum,,,,have just had a Row by Row swap and I have finally received my last row. Here they are all together,, not the final arrangement though.
I am not sure how I am going to finish it,,, I do want to put sashing between the rows,, not sure of the colour yet, probably something neutral!

Knitting,,, I saw this little scarf/shawl in the Let's Knit magazine, issue 66, and thought I would give it a go,,
 Lace,, never done it before with such thin wool,, I am using Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace on 4mm needles.
It is knitted in two halves with 10 lace patterns in each.
It is slow going as I don't knit through the week,, too tired from work, and I don't want to get it wrong.

This 'Ape',, sits outside a house nearby,,, must be a GuardApe!!!

 And some cows,,,, just because!!!!