Saturday, 20 September 2014

New Camera,,and a Quilt Show

A few weeks back it was my DHs' birthday,,, so he bought me a present. A lovely little camera that I had been looking at lately! So,, what do you do when you get a new camera,,, you have to take pictures,, a lot of them!

It has several 'frames' for that 'special' shot,, and the zoom is brilliant. The picture of my grandson was on a shelf 10 feet away.

All the above pictures were taken at Burnham-On-Sea.

Last Sunday I went to a small quilt show held by the Weston Quilters, in Weston-Super-Mare. I say small, but there was over 100 quilts on show.
Coffee and Cupcakes by Marth Orr

Out Of The Blue by Judith Hubbard
Snow Family by Jenny Lester
 There were five trade stands at this litte show, two of my favourites,,,Farne Designs and White Cottage Country Crafts,,the creators of the Batik Firecracker quilt.
 And a little treat for me. WHSmiths have different magazines in their stores. The Weston store had quite a few that I don't see in my local one.
I am on holiday from work for two weeks,,,, so hopefully time for creations!!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bits and Pieces

Photo heavy post,,

Homemade sockblockers from a pair of metal coat hangers,
Finding the hangers was a little difficult, until I called in to the local dry cleaners!!

Remember these,,,

Well, I entered them in to my local village craft show, and I won First Prize for the quilt and a Second for the mitts.
No actual prizes, but nice to win!

Portland Bill Lighthouse,

The last photo is my DH,, waiting for me when I went up the lighthouse. He doesn't do heights.

Cake making in the bread machine,,

Car boot bargain,,,
Couldn't resist this little box of goodies,, and what was inside??,,,
I have yet to find a new home for all of this as the box was broken.

And lastly,,, in a farm not too far from here,,


Monday, 11 August 2014

What,,, another bag

and another day out.
I wanted to make another small bag,, so using an old pattern I made this

The little embroidery is a small design from a Gail Pan book, that I drew freehand on the fabric. The plain fabric and handles are from a tablecloth that I bought (reduced) from Sainsburys.

We had a look at Charmouth recently,, first time there,, and it was lovely.

Looking towards Lyme Regis 
Now,,, that's what I call a bird house!
 A little while ago I took a picture of my fabric stash,,,
,,, I took a picture of my yarn as well,,
Don't tell DH,,, this isn't all of it!!!

We went to Wells and then Shepton Mallett on Saturday. A bargain was found in one of the charity shops in Wells,,,
there is just over a metre of it!!!
And I couldn't resist this little bundle from the yarn and fabric shop in Shepton Mallett.
They are King Cole yarns,, Riot and ZigZag.

Bishop's Palace, Wells.
My ironing board broke at the weekend,,, so I made myself one,,,
sits perfectly at the side of my sewing machine.

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!!