Saturday, 25 June 2016


 I am so happy now that I have finished some projects.  Remember the shawl I started to crochet? Well, it is finished! It took 3 x100g balls of variegated pure wool to make and it came out in stripes. I crocheted the edge in black.

The day I purchased the wool I also bought some balls of cotton yarn.
I had planned to try crocheting some pretty dishcloths from a free pattern but my first attempt looks a bit sad. Maybe I need to crochet these with a smaller hook.
I did eventually finish binding June and July's little minis.

August is awaiting some hand quilting, September  and October stitcheries are yet to be pieced.  I popped into my favourite little quilt shop on Tuesday ,( sadly, one closed a few months ago and another is closing next month), and couldn't resist these rolls of 1800 repros. Hmm, to wash or not to wash? That is the patchwork question.
These cold, wet and windy days are ideal for stitching and crochet , not to forget a bit of knitting that I have started too. May you all keep snug and warm enjoying stitching the days away.
Angel Blessings.

Monday, 20 June 2016


 I have been a bit quiet in blog land recently but I have been busy stitching and doing some crochet. I am now 2/3rds into the crocheted blanket and it is so snuggly while I crochet each evening.

Yesterday I bought 3 x 100g balls of variegated pure wool that were on sale and started crocheting a shawl last night.  I have been working on it today so it is now a little bigger than the photo.

On Saturday I attended a Sit and Sew day with one of my patchwork groups and worked on my Lucy Boston EPP. I basted a few more background pieces and now have some joining blocks completed.
We had a lovely couple of ladies as our guest speakers from 'Max & Louise Pattern Co." They had some beautiful quilts of various sizes and quite a few little quilts which I absolutely adored. My determination to refrain from purchasing anything was soon overcome and I bought one of their small quilt collection patterns which has 3 quilts of various little sizes. Just perfect for me, with some EPP and needle turning or blanket stitch applique. Who knows, I may even get some of the poly fuse product they use for needle turn applique which stays in and dissolves when the quilt is washed. Hmmm, I am still pondering about this.
I have been making some progress with my little Civil War quilt. I have now completed hand piecing the first row of blocks together and 2 of the sashings with 9 piece cornerstones. A bit fiddly but worth the angst.
2 more of Jenny's  little calendar stitcheries are nearly complete. Hmmm, must go and put the bindings on the other 3 soon.
Look what arrived today. My next Lucy Boston block.
Thanks for visiting and wading through all the pics. 
Angel Blessings to you all.