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.     


  1. lots of great projects on the go.........never heard of that pattern co.
    loving the look of your civil war quilt........
    my LB block is all cut out ready to sew........your have done well with some joining blocks......

  2. Hi Ondrea,wow you sure have been busy my friend,I love all your work,well done :)

  3. Great weather for crocheting with pure wool, I can imagine how snuggly that rug is!!!! Keep warm!!!

  4. Not wading, just loving it all, Ondrea... beautiful crochet & I love the LB blocks, they're coming along so well.

  5. you have been busy! I love the colors in that shawl. it will be so pretty!

  6. I am impressed-- you have been busy!

  7. So many beautiful projects!
    Love your crochet blanket and shawl are gorgeous.

  8. Loving all your beautiful projects! Nice to have the crochet quilt to sit under on these cold nights.

  9. OOps that should be blanket not quilt!!