Saturday, January 31, 2009
6 Things That Make me Happy ...
1. Listening to my family talk and laugh together - especially when we are all relaxed on holiday.
2. Crafting - as you can tell I am a little hooked to crafts .... give me yarn and a hook and I am happy!
3. Reading good books and crafting magazines!
4. Having a hot drink (coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc) after a cold school run !
5. My two fluffy ginger cats and my old spaniel - Sherry, Tequila and Brandy (and having my son tell my doctor that he loves Sherry LOL - I hastily told the Dr it was the cat !!!)
6. A tidy house - which to be honest is quite rare as I have crafting stuff everywhere I SWEAR it multiplies overnight !)
Now I am going to bend the rules a little and anyone who reads my blog and has a blog consider yourself tagged !!!
All you have to do is write the 6 things that make you happy on your blog, leave a comment on my blog so I can read them !! and Tag 6 more people !
Consider yourself TAGGED.
Off to tidy up the lounge so I can craft after swimming lessons!
Chat later !
Thursday, January 29, 2009
And then I felt like making a top for me - I LOVE wrap tops and couldn't find a crocheted one so found a knitted one on the knitty website. So I am converting it as I go along - we will see if it works out !
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Anna-Kate's crocheted blanket is finished !
All the ends are woven in and it is on the stairs on the way upstairs to her bed.
Then I fancied doing a log cabin quilt top. It is slightly rectangular. Made from pillow cases. On hold for now though as I have no more navy blue - and so will go to the shops on Friday and get some more.
My cat Tequila decided to make a quick inspection.
I think she approved !
Monday, January 26, 2009
Almost done ! Just have to add a border... I had hoped to finish it today but tomorrow is another day !
Hope that you have had a wonderful weekend.
We have had a quiet one - managed to get hold of Greg for a chat today, the lines have been really bad to Libya recently
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Luke's party went off without a hitch. We all went to a soft play area - as Greg is still in Africa, so I wanted to go the easy route. Unfortunately a couple of children didn't RSVP or appear which was a little disappointing - but Luke did not notice and was not upset about it at all !
This was the only time I saw him ! He was off playing the rest of the time.
He slept so well last night - he did not even notice me sneaking a photo he was fast asleep ! With teddy (I am so glad he is not too old for teddy !)
Anna-Kate's blanket is growing - I am adding more squares every night. Just using up balls of wool left over / tangled - hence the strange colour combination !
Friday, January 16, 2009
Yes it is definitely ending ... I am getting ready to blow out the candles ... and yes there are only five candles... mummy forgot to buy candles... and this is all I could find (Bad Mummy Points!!)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
My work in progress - loads on the go ! These are just a few of the crochet blankets I am working on - have another three not even pictured!
I am itching to cut strips of fabric for a log cabin quilt but I must finish some crocheting first I think before I drown in an ocean of blankets !
Have just blown up 10 balloons - just hope they stay up until tomorrow nit sure the knots are tight enough. Have put up the birthday banners and wrapped the presents. So I am ready for my little boy's 7th birthday - how did that happen? It really does seem like yesterday when I had him in Bath ...
Happy Birthday my little man - grow up to be happy and wise...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Yesterday I cut up all my scraps and today I made this. This will become a wallhanging to hang above my stairs - when it is done. Have to buy the wadding first so it is on pause until the end of January.
It did not turn out the way I wanted it to... but it is OK.
This weekend has gone so quickly. Saturday was taken up by swimming lessons and house work. Followed by cutting out squares and crocheting.
Sunday came and we went shopping - treated the littlies to Christmas crackers and other Christmas goodies for sale at ridiculous prices so they kept my two quiet today while I sewed. Anna-Kate is enjoying Animal Crossing at the moment. (Vanessa whispers I actually enjoy it too !)
Off to crochet - hope to finish the Hello Kitty blanket tonight.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
I wish her all the best with her re-opening !
Off to bed now,
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Anna-Kate made a money box (it is a dog!) I think she is a little hopeful though as she does not receive that much pocket money !
Oh well - chief children bather has left for Africa so I can not chat tonight - have to round up the littlies and get them bathed !
Have a good evening.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
My Christmas flower has opened. Very red and very tall. I love it !
While I was busy my two littlies were also very busy. Luke made the triangular cushion and Anna-Kate made the square cushion - one for each cat. Tikkie (Tequila) and Shezzy (Sherry).
The new cat house !
My first machine quilt ! Not sure the technical term but sewn with my machine anyway not by hand ! I have sewn all the blocks, but have to sew them together. My maths was a bit off so I have to trim the vertical blocks.
Off to my Hello Kitty crocheting now though.
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- 6 Things That Make Me Happy...
- Wednesday's Work...
- Tuesday's UFO complete !
- Scrap Granny Square Blanket.
- Saturday ...
- Oven Gloves.
- Amazing Post Day ...
- Luke's Birthday Party.
- After Birthday Cake.
- My Log Cabin Christmas Quilt and Birthday Boy.
- Just Crocheting.
- Not happy with my stitching...
- Quilt Wallhanging.
- Origami Quilt ...
- Blog Giveaway
- Dresdan Plate.
- Mariners Compass
- Crafty Day Again !
- Quilt in Progress.
- My first quilt - using my sewing machine.
- HAPPY NEW YEAR !
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