Monday, September 28, 2015

Sneak peak…’s getting bigger!


I still need to do quite a few more rows, but it’s coming along nicely…..


here’s a close up of all those lovely flowers, I can’t wait to get this one finished…..does anyone know where I can buy some more down time please???

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Spice of Life CAL…..


 Sandra from Cherry heart blog fame has teamed up with Black sheep wools to design a truly scrumptious blanket called “The Spice of Life” and I’ve decided to take the plunge and join in the fun with my very first CAL ( crochet a-long ) the picture above is the blanket done in two colour ways, I’ve decided to try and use up some of my extensive wool stash for my blanket and will be trying to match up with the blanket pictured on the right as close as possible.


And here’s the first 18 rows done and dusted, i just need to sew in the ends and I’ll be ready to start on the next instalment which will be coming out next Tuesday….so far I’m loving the simplicity of just going back and forth and not having a thousand ends to sew in SmileI’ll post more photo’s as the blanket progresses.

Monday, September 21, 2015

My Sunday…..

Was spent here, relaxing with a frothy cuppa freshly made sandwich and of course my current crochet project….



Sunday was such a beautiful day to spend outside, not too hot with just a slight breeze a perfect way to spend a day after a week of stress, anxious moments and little sleep…….my parents have been tag teaming each other again on who has the most hospital stays! mum, then dad and now mum again so my blog posts may be a bit sporadic at the moment as my sister Anne and I try to sort out what to do Smile 

I’d also like to apologise for not getting back to the lovely people who commented on my last post about my progress with the African flower hexie blanket but I’m sure you’ll be very understanding now you know what’s been going on in my corner of the world lately and to show you I have at least been keeping my fingers busy I also finished off my niece’s baby blanket for my great nephew Jaxson ( oohhh that makes me feel soooo old! )


Jaxson’s baby blanket

Saturday, September 5, 2015

FNWF Results……


Friday night saw me adding a few more rows to my African flower hexie blanket. I’m up to row 10 now …’s looking beautiful and I can’t wait to see this one finished and on my bed and even though it’s officially spring it’s still cold enough to warrant such loveliness to grace my bed for at least a few more weeks Smile

Thanks again to Cheryll for hosting such a fun night and if you want to see what everyone else got up to just pop over to Cheryll's blog and don’t forget to leave a comment.

I’ll be doing my blog hopping tomorrow as I’m totally shattered as I’ve only just got back from work after our big 20th year celebration  and after manning the cake stall all day and moving things back into place before leaving for the day all I can say again is I’m utterly and totally shattered and all I want to do now is go to bed and sleep the sleep of the deep so I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow after my big rest Smile

Thursday, September 3, 2015

It only took a year…….


These African flower hexagons have been waiting since last August when I made them up to be made into something….although I must admit I have enjoyed looking at this pile of gorgeousness as I strolled by it and I also must admit to giving them a little stroke in passing Smile It’s just amazing what you can do with just scraps left over from other finished projects…..I had a basket of odd balls, half balls and bits that I just couldn’t throw away, now I’m glad I held onto them Smile


Finally I started joining them together Friday night after work and I couldn’t stop at just one row lol, I’m now up to row five and it’s looking just beautiful! This is going to look just lovely over the end of my bed, just another 15 rows should do it??? Will show more pic’s as I progress on this one, I have funny feeling this one is going to sewn up very quickly Smile

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Journal swap…..


This is the journal I made for our August swap……

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Marg was the lucky girl who got it on the day, I think she was pretty pleased with it Smile


And this is the gorgeous and very cleverly made journal I received in our swap from Jo, look how she added the pen holder to the front of the journal….so clever! I love it Jo Smile

Jo also included these…..


I’ve borrowed this photo from Jo’s blog as I’ve just realised I haven’t taken a photo of all the goodies she added to her swap parcel….Love them all Jo and I can’t wait to try out these new threads on a stitchery  and use my new journal and the dish cloth is already being put to good useSmile

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tin swap with Shez….

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This is the beautiful tin I received from Shez in our one on one swap this month, Shez spoilt me rotten again!  Look how beautifully Shez made up the inside of the tin to compliment the outside and aren’t those tiny teddies super cute! Then to top it off Shez also filled the tin with lovely goodies like patterns, threads and a beautifully hand made Etui in my all time favourite colour red! Thanks Shez, I hlove our one on one swaps….now to get moving on our Christmas themed one Smile


This is the tin I made up for Shez, I filled it with cottage garden threads, swing tags, fabric and a couple of mini tins I found in various places while out and about shopping ( as you do lol )


With the inside I did a little stitchery, it was supposed to be inside the lid but ooopps I made a boo boo and when I went to close the lid it wouldn’t so I had to rethink what to do as I still wanted to use the stitchery and this is what I came up with SmileI must admit now that I’ve tried making a decorated tin I’ll be on the look out for a few more hinged tins as I’d love to make another one or two of these and put in my gift basket.