Monday, 28 July 2014

New Mags and a Make,,,

As I hadn't bought any magazines for a little while I treated myself to two last weekend.
The Homemaker magazine and Love Scrap Quilting. The Homemaker had a free kit with it to make the delightful Pooch that is on the front cover. I just couldn't resist it. The Scrap quilting one I bought as I love scrappy quilts,, some nice ideas in there!

I have been keeping up with Beth's Christmas quiltalong,,, and have made a car (of sorts).

I am not too happy with the wheels,,, might put some handles on the doors.

A few weeks ago we went to Stourhead house and gardens. It is only 30 minutes away and had never been before, but will happily go again. The new picture at the top of my blog is the Watch cottage by the lake.

The gardens are gorgeous. I might try and go back in the autumn,, just as the leaves are changing colour.
And one of the socks that I am knitting, the pattern is called Jeck and is on the Ravelry website, halfway through the second one.
I must finish some of my unfinished items before I start on another pair of socks,,, so why was I on Ravelry last night looking at sock patterns!!


Monday, 14 July 2014


from my blog for a while,, but I have good reasons!
Firstly... My twin no; 1 got married. He is based in Lincolnshire,, so we had a couple of days up there.

 I don't like my picture taken,,, but this is little old me with my 3 sons.
My Grandson was in the middle of a Jekyll and Hyde moment,, one minute smiling,,
and the next,, crying.

Then, from Lincolnshire, we made our way over to Germany to visit my Mother-in-law,,,, who really liked her cushion that I made her,,,,

and whilst I was there,, I took a picture of a wallhanging that I made her a few years ago,,,

Crafting wise,,,, I have finished my first pair of socks,,
They do fit,, and I am on my next pair. I am knitting them using the Magic Loop on circular needles. Quite simple,, when you know how.
I made a visit to Hanson's Fabrics in Sturminster Newton on Saturday,, they have their July sale on. I did make a few purchases but can't show them here, as I am making my Mother-in-law a quilt,, and she reads my blog!
There is a Hobbycraft shop just opened up in town,,, had to have a look. Not a bad size store, well stocked,,and I came away with a bundle of fat quarters, for £6.50.

I will leave you with a picture of the Wedding Cake,,,
made by the Brides mother. Brilliant.