Friday, November 28, 2008
Christmas Crochet Blankets.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
One Down - Five to Go...
This is for my Great-Grandad and Grannie Jean.
Will get it in the post on the 1st of Dec.
5 more blankets to go !
Have a great crafting day !
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Christmas Crochet Blanket Marathon.
Blanket - 4 on the go -
I made this bag for Christmas - not sure who to give it too !
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Crochet Blankets - work in progress.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Shopping for Shoes.
I came home with two LOVELY pairs of high heels - I don't own ANY high heels so now I do !
I also found two brown and green mugs from Truro I will use them to hold my crochet hooks. And of course a shopping spree would not be complete with out more sewing / quilting books to add to my growing collection.
Abs and I had a lovely day shopping.
I am now making a chicken pie for supper and making Christmas presents - photos to follow after Christmas Day !
Now had better go and referee a heated discussion about where we are going on Sunday - it sounds like it is zoo vs aquarium !
Have a great evening.
Chat tomorrow XXXX
Monday, November 17, 2008
I Have been Tagged ...
Link to the person who tagged you.
List seven facts about yourself.
Post the rules on your blog.
Tag seven more people to do the same and link to them.
Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry has been posted.
The old tipping canoe this is one of my unfinished blocks - completed this one on Friday after class.
Strip piecing - I think ... my first sewing machine block.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I did not think I would finish ...
My quilting course is almost at an end and so my tutor wants to see all my blocks. Some of my hand piecing ones were not finished.
So today I finished my tipping canoe block and have almost finished my own design. But the ache won and I had to stop!
Still have to work on the white on white block and the cathederal windows. Will see if we have plans for tomorrow... if not I will be doing them ! I hope to turn the cathederal windows into a wall hanging - we will see.
Am cooking a roast as we speak so have to go and pop the parsnips in the oven and find my yourkshire puddings .... yummy !!
Chat soon, XXXX
Friday, November 14, 2008
Gold, Frankincense and Mrryh.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My New Hairstyle.
Remember though that this is right after a trip to the hairdressers - not sure if I can make my hair lie like this all the time !!!
I am so excited I could burst !
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Enjoy the ordinary day ...
I have been busy this week.
Greg came home on Saturday afternoon - bringing me home a new sewing magazine called Sew Hip ! I will go back and have another look at it soon.
Sunday I am afraid we spent tidying up the house ... and I have begun the proper dinner offensive ! Sunday we had roast , Monday fish and yesterday meatballs .... everything has been eaten with lots of complaints but I am NOT backing down ... Luke and Anna need to stop eating JUNK !
Monday I worked on the brown crocheted blanket.
Tuesday I worked on a secret santa I am in ... I have really stepped out of my comfort zone ! But will add some of my usual goodies so I think she will know who it is from !!!
Today I am going to be working on my quilt block.
Chat soon xxxx
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Do you think it is big enough ?
This is the baby blanket - it measures roughly 65 inches by 58 inches. Anne wanted it to fit a single bed. I think it is OK - what do you think ?
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Pay It Forward ...
I am going to promise to make three people something in the next 3 - 4 months ... what do you think ?
If you want to take part all you have to do is pay it forward after I have sent to you.
So leave a comment and I will put your name in a pot and will draw out three names Voila !
To make it a little easier tell me your favourite colour / s please !!!
This PIF post will last until Monday Morning my time !
HUGS - Chat soon XXXX
Friday, November 07, 2008
Great Post, Baby Blanket and Luke.
This has taken a week I think... you can see the squares / diamond shapes - it is almost the size of my carpet. Anne would like it to fit a single bed for her new grandaughter so I am trying to make it more rectangular. Very pastely and pink I think.
Another great post day - received the I love fall swap ... At the top is a large piece of knit fabric - may try to turn it into a gathered / swing type top. On top of the fabric is a stuffed, felt leave, it is on my ornament table now, the leafy fabric is a cushion cover - I love this as it has all of my favourite colours on. On top is a fabric covered diary - perfect for list making - with three red buttons on the front as decoration. And right at the front is a flip folder with a bird on the front, perfect for my quilting course notes.
I love this parcel too.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I have just had a hot choclate drink and a nibble on one of my American choclates I received yesterday ...
I would share with you if you were here !!
Another Swap Received .... Full of Chocolatey Goodness!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Baby Blanket Continues ...
Greg will be back home this weekend ! Awaiting visas again.
Mum and Dad have decided on a flat and baby sister will be in the UK soon !
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Right off the computer now and back to crocheting !
A Happy Friend.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
I googled for a crochet pattern for a kimono type top but could not find one. I found a simple knitted one - just stocking stitch so I am trying to convert it to crochet as I go along.
We will see how that works out!
Then mum and dad phoned (yes at the same time - very funny!) to see if I wanted to go and look at the flats with them. So of we went.... it was freezing out doors. The flat is really nice. Small but pefectly formed. I think it is a good move - they will be close to Ben (my brother) too.
I will have to get out my sat nav to go and visit them though !!
Came home for lunch did a little housework and sat down to crochet my kimono top.
An old friend from Firlawn Nursing Home phoned to ask me to crochet a blanket for her new grandaughter living in Canada. Of course I said yes - so that is what I am working on now.
Must make a list of what I need to do for Christmas still ...
Hope you all are having a lovely warm weekend. It is very wet here - I am hoping my little girl is warm and enjoying herself!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
One Word Answers .... from an email sent from a friend.
1. Where is your cell phone? handbag
2. Your significant other? Syria
3. Your hair? up
4. Your mother? home
5. Your father? home
6. Your favorite thing? happiness
7. Your dream last night? scarey
8. Your favorite drink? southern comfort
9. Your dream/goal? contentment
10. The room you're in? quiet
11. Your fear? heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? settled
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. What you're not? hungry
15. Muffins? more
16. One of your wish list items? craftroom
17. Where you grew up? Africa
18. The last thing you did? crocheted
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
21. Your pet? cats
22. Your computer? laptop
23. Your life? rollercoaster
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Your car? new
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Favorite Store? cheap
29. Your summer? wet
30. Favorite color? red
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? ???
33. Who will/would re-post this? ????
34.PLACE I GO OVER AND OVER: seaside
35. Person WHO E-MAILS ME: lots
36. MY FAVORITE FOOD: dessert
37. PLACE I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW? seaside
38. Person I THINK WILL RESPOND: pass
I had fun doing this ! And it is hard as you want to explain yourself ... and really I can not remember when last I cried - may be the first / second time Greg left for work? I am not sure .... I can just remember feeling so overwhelmed by everything.
Did feel close to tears tonight as I REALLY am missing Anna-Kate but I KNOW she is having fun even though we forgot her water bottle in the fridge!!
Chat tomorrow xxxx
My Homage(??) to Halloween ....
The pumpkin ... ready to sit in the window and scare everyone !
My resident ghost / skeleton. Luke all dressed up and also ready to scare the children in our street !
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- My New Hairstyle.
- I am so excited I could burst !
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