Monday, 14 July 2014


from my blog for a while,, but I have good reasons!
Firstly... My twin no; 1 got married. He is based in Lincolnshire,, so we had a couple of days up there.

 I don't like my picture taken,,, but this is little old me with my 3 sons.
My Grandson was in the middle of a Jekyll and Hyde moment,, one minute smiling,,
and the next,, crying.

Then, from Lincolnshire, we made our way over to Germany to visit my Mother-in-law,,,, who really liked her cushion that I made her,,,,

and whilst I was there,, I took a picture of a wallhanging that I made her a few years ago,,,

Crafting wise,,,, I have finished my first pair of socks,,
They do fit,, and I am on my next pair. I am knitting them using the Magic Loop on circular needles. Quite simple,, when you know how.
I made a visit to Hanson's Fabrics in Sturminster Newton on Saturday,, they have their July sale on. I did make a few purchases but can't show them here, as I am making my Mother-in-law a quilt,, and she reads my blog!
There is a Hobbycraft shop just opened up in town,,, had to have a look. Not a bad size store, well stocked,,and I came away with a bundle of fat quarters, for £6.50.

I will leave you with a picture of the Wedding Cake,,,
made by the Brides mother. Brilliant.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Off and on,,,

Off and on my knitting needles that is!

My Lataa scarf,, off my needles and finished in time for my son's wedding next week! The colour is a bit 'off' in the photo,, it is a darker violet.

My first ever pair of socks,,cast on and using the magic loop method. The pattern is off Ravelry,, and pretty easy to follow,,, soon be on to the heel!!!!!

I cast this on with the intention of taking it on my travels next week,, it is LaLa's Simple shawl,, again a pattern from Ravelry. I have knit this once before,, and love it!

Sadly, my father-in-law passed away recently. I made this cushion for my mother-in-law who I will be

 visiting shortly. Hope she likes it!!


I will not be Paying It Forward due to lack of interest. Jill at Emerald Cottage,, please email me. My email addy is under my profile.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

A couple of things,,

Just a couple of things that I have made over the last couple of weeks,,

 The purple on the above bag is a bit darker than the photo. I have made this to go with my outfit for my sons' wedding next month. A coin pouch and a 'bits' pouch to go with it as well.

I made this pouch, 'just because'.
A few things I saw on a walk two weeks ago.


Thursday, 15 May 2014

'Not a Christmas quilt' quiltalong,,,, and Pay It Forward

I have been following Beth's Christmas quiltalong,,, but me being different, didn't want a Christmas quilt, so using scraps,, I have made this,,, so far,,,
Click on the piccy for a better look, if you must!!

I have also been part of Kerstin's Pay It Forward. And in the post the other day was my gorgeous bag that she had made for Me!!
Not a very good picture,, but a good size bag!

Now it is my turn to Pay It Forward,,,
1) I will make a handmade gift for three people who opt to participate in my Pay It Forward.

2) It will be a surprise and will arrive when you least expect it, - apart from me contacting you for your addresses.

3) I will have 365 days to make the item,, from the date I choose the recipients.

4) To have a handmade pressie from me, you have to play too! This means you pledge to send a homemade something to three readers of your blog.

5) It doesn't have to be quilty, just handmade.

6) You must have a blog to post about the Pay It Forward, and you can post about it on FB.

7) Once you receive your gift, you have to post about it on your blog, and choose your own 3 recipients to keep the fun going.--- And please only opt in if you can commit in keeping this going.

So all you have to do is leave a comment,, saying what you favourite colour is, and if you want to be part of this. If there is more than 3 of you, I will ask DH to pick out 3 names.

SeaLife Tower, Weymouth

Monday, 28 April 2014

Tintagel,,,, and a Finish!!

After visiting Port Isaac,,,, we popped along to Tintagel to have a look at the castle.
I should have taken some oxygen with me!!
I walked up these stairs not knowing how steep they were,, and each step was a different depth. Took me a while to get to the top. The stairs you can see opposite with the people on were not as bad as the first lot.

Merlin's Cave,, taken with a flash.

Merlin's cave,, without flash.

Tintagel is a place to visit, to 'soak up' the atmosphere,, to enjoy the views,, and to know that 'King Arthur' was born there!!

And now for the finish,,,,
 My redwork hanging fits nicely over the frosted window of my front door. Keeps the landing light out at night!!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Port Issac

Photo Heavy,,,
If you are fans of the TV series Doc Martin,, then this is for you. We went to Port Isaac on Saturday,, good job too, as the weather on Easter Sunday was awful.

Views looking toward Port Gaverne

From the top car park

Nice stone wall
The walk down Rose Hill

First view of the Harbour
Recognize the house in the middle??

Doc Martin's Place

Bert Large's Restaurant
Items in a shop window

The same shop window

It was a really nice to visit this place,, I did get a photo of 'The School', but it was blurry. After walking around, having a beer and a fish and chip lunch,, we headed over to Tintagel Castle,,, another post for another day!!!

Monday, 7 April 2014


I visited the South West quilt show at the weekend,, at the Westpoint arena, Exeter.

Just a few of the ones I liked.

I purchased

and I had a little workshop with Valeri Bennett, (of Farne Designs), to make a small crazy patchwork needlecase,,,

finished it this afternoon!!

I bought a magazine recently,, that had a little knit kit in,, just had to make him,,,

Scary Lamb!!
And the last thing is I made yet another knitting needle case, this one for my Bamboo straights,,