Friday, 29 November 2013

Yet another busy Week

 The week has literally flown by but it has been a lovely week - we had these scarf "wool" come in used loosely as it is actually a lacy fabric - anyway had to make one up - it was so quick and easy to do and looks really lovely.

We decided at Art and Stitch that we needed a Christmas Table Runner so I set to at the weekend and made this - I had he usual amount of help from Poppy who really feels that anytime I am in the sewing room she is entitled to be there and any surface is her domain!!
 Anyway it was great fun to make - I always like Log Cabin and this is no exception so here is the finished article it looks lovely and it has been promised to Caroline for her table on Christmas Day.
Caroline has been teaching herself to crochet and this is her latest little fellow isn't he soo cute.
 I just kept looking at this Advent Calendar panel and in the end persuaded Angela we needed one up on display in the shop - isn't it lovely it was great to make and looks really good.

So as you can see it has been a lovely week  as usual - It is nice to see things finished and I do enjoy sewing.  I am going to go back to my campaign of completing unfinished items in the New Year - and hopefully I shall keep to this and get some of my UFO's sorted.   The only trouble is I see so many new things I want to try and am like a butterfly.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Finished bits and bobs and a fabulous family meal

Well I had intended these photos to go on blogger in a different order but me being me managed to get them on in this sequence.  I had intended  the blog to start with some little bits and pieces that I have been making and finished for the festive season.  Then to lead onto the family Sunday meal - but as you can see the photos have managed to reverse themselves!!

So we start with Leo modelling his Postman Pat jumper - he prefers to look at it and keep pointing to Jesse rather than wear it - typical - but he does love it and looks gorgeous in it.
We run to a good size family when we are altogether - and it is lovely to have them all round chatting and laughing and quite alot of eating!
 Leo decided half way through that Nanny's dinner looked very interesting so came to join me he had devoured his parnsnips - his Mum's parsnips then had mine - cheeky thing.
So now we come onto the finished projects - I just loved the chunky ultra wool we had in so had to make this jacket and felt that our Liz was the suitable candidate for it - she says it is lovely and warm and it is nice to see her wearing it.
 We made these little gift bags at our Art and Stitch Christmas Club - aren't they just gorgeous
 As I have been saying all year - I have been endeavouring to finish some of my UFO's and these two Christmas Stockings are now finished and look lovely
 Again this picture was an Art and Stitch Christmas Club project so I got this finished -as well - honestly I have to stop making Christmas items or we will be absolutely entrenched.
So that is all for now - I am busy knitting again and will show you the little jackets I am making with the Galaxy Glittery wool.   But oh we have some new wool in today and I think I may just have to induldge!!

Working here is just too tempting!!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Keeping Busy

 I have been keeping myself out of mischief since I last blogged, which I know was absolutely ages ago - I blame facebook as I use that so much and all our Art and Stitch news goes on our Art and Stitch facebook page - but I do know that some of you still look at our blogs, so thank you for persevering with me.

The above photo is for my gorgeous grandson Leo he adores Postman Pat so now has a jumper with Pat and Jesse on.  Actually I made this jumper using the exact same pattern for my eldest son many moons ago - well Paul is 32 so just a few yeas back!  Anyway I got another copy off good old Ebay and here is the finished pattern.  hopefully he will love wearing it.
 Poppy and I did some sewing at the weekend for a lass that works with Rob and I had made her a quilt and she wanted some cushions to go on the bed so here are the finished items,  poppy was her normal helpful self  but I have learnt to just carry on she doesn't go away!!

 The finished cushions looked lovely and Carly was really pleased with them.

Well Monday's I normally spend with Caroline & Leo - last week we had a full family day with Rob & Nic as well in Hunstanton which was absolutely superb with a trip to Sealife and oh did Leo adore the fish, they were all just at his height and so much to see.

This week I took him leaf kicking, he looked at me as though I was loopy to start with then decided it could be fun and off we went, ooh we were very muddy when we got home and had had such fun
 So after wearing each other out we flopped on their new settee to watch Postman Pat of course and have a cuddle up - it was lovely.
 Then we played in their conservatory and there on the back of the settee is one of my favourite quilts.  I made this - ooh it must be eight years ago and Caroline being Caroline snaffled it to her flat at the time onto her settee - I didn't get a look in!  Well it has been washed, used snuggled under and is still going strong - now on the settee in their conservatory and I have to say it still looks good and I still think it is one of my favourites.

Well I shall endeavour not to leave blogging so long in between - hope all that read this are keeping fit and well.