Friday, 3 January 2014


I hope you have all welcomed the new year with an abundance of good health, love and happiness, not to mention lots of yummy stitching projects to do. I have taken the plunge and already joined a swap as you can see on the right hand side bar. I have made a start on it and plan to have it done with heaps of time left before it needs to be posted to my mystery swap partner. Could it be you? Meanwhile, I have been crocheting a baby blanket for the Women's Refuge, a good start to my year of making things for charity.

I am fairly new at crochet and have attempted a ripple blanket for the first time with the help of a tutorial and some input from Barb. Here is a closer look.

Do you like a magazine called "Quilt Mania" ? They have a sisiter magazine called " Simply Vintage" which has just been released in English and I was lucky enough to find it at a local newagency. This was an Autumn issue and it has so many projects in it I want to do.

I have read a few books during the past few weeks. As you can see my genres include fiction, non fiction and biographies.

This month I am  focusing on finishing things off such as putting sleeves on the little civil war reproduction quilts , sewing the buttons and binding on Henrietta Whiskers quilt, finishing all the appliques for the Crazy Cats quilt  and doing the Initial Heart swap . Maybe I shall knit a couple of facewashers and crochet another baby blanket for charity between all this.  Well, you know what it is like, gotta keep the fingers working.

Angel Blessings


  1. The crochet is very sweet Ondrea:) Such pretty colours! I am so looking forward to seeing HW once completed as I have the pattern but so far not the time.

  2. your crochet blanket is so pretty ondrea and sounds like you have been very busy,now i wonder is that intial heart coming my way ,maybe,lol.xx

  3. I found the Simply Vintage a couple weeks ago and really enjoying it.

  4. Love your ripple blanket, a very pretty variegated wool colour. I've also been looking at this magazine and have put myself on an imposed magazine diet this year but I'm sooooo tempted by this one :) Barb.

  5. Beautiful blanket and I agree Simply Vintage is a great magazine

  6. You are really busy. Love the colour of the blanket. I found the magazine as well and just got the winter issue today. I love this new Simply Vintage magazine.