Tuesday, 22 May 2018

With Sympathy..

to Sue and her family with the very sad news that her husband Colin has passed away. He fought that illness with great determination and courage. Her family around her is a blessing but when you lose your life time partner the hole that is left is very hard.
Blessings and Love Sue ( https://attheendofasuffolklane.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/cards-and-flowers-and-rose.html.)


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Monday, 23 April 2018

Will I won't I??

I think I may have bought too much of this 'Worn and Washed' fabric. With it came this idea to sew into strips, which is good for me  as I still struggle to cut the fabric with my duff arm.

  But I am going to try... with the fabric left over I am going to make a hexie quilt. It will be a long term project that I'll do when I feel like tacking a hexie!
But don't hold your breath as I think with everything else I am doing it will be while before there is any progress. I am also trying to do some of my cross stitch, which was always my first love.

Have you any long term plans?.. All these plans because I am making arm progress at last, April 14th was the 3 yr anniversary of when I broke my arm!!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

THANK YOU

This a thank you to those peeps who have left comments for me even though I have hardly posted anything for an age and then only the same ripple throw.. but I do not accept anonymous comments so please give a link if you want your comment to be published.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Ripple growing

I have ripped this back so many times, but at last I am happy with my colour choice. I am repeating the 18 rows but may do more to make it a decent size.. after all the objective is to use up my stash of yarn! And crocheting keeps me from thinking about food in the evenings!
I haven't done any other craft work although my arm is improving with the physio exercises, slowly, very slowly!
It's been an age since I have posted but time goes on and because we are retired we go out quite often and have just had a week in Wales. 

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Too busy to post?

... not really, I have posted on my other blog and I couldn't show progress on my throw, because  I had to rip out 3 colour sections, 6 rows, because I didn't like the fondant pink. It was toooo pink! 
Remember these?

Well I did these myself, but in fact you can buy them.  Yarn web sites sell them as colour samples. No wonder the ones I saw were so perfectly wound round the pegs! I am such an idiot!
But I am trying and I honestly liked winding the wool around the pegs and I saved myself £ss



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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

If you don't ask???......


.... you don't get!!
I haven't bought magazines for ages, but decided I 'd treat myself this year,  so bought a year's subscription to this quilting mag... imagine my horror when in my very first one, there was the advert  inviting people to subscribe with a gift of these cottons. I was very annoyed as I had no gift offered me! So I phoned the firm and complained and asked if I couldn't be considered for the gift as I had only just taken out the subscription. It was sorted by cancelling the one I had and re-signing  for a new subscription,  which would qualify me for the gift. These 4 pks of gorgeous cottons! And I love the magazine too.
It's true.. if you don't ask you don't get! 
Have you taken out any subscription?

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Slow progress!

Although I have a 'go' most evenings I am slow!  I had to have a few evenings rest, because my arm was aching so much but I am carrying on. 
It's seems ages since I have been able to crochet. 
At least I am doing something instead of just sitting, although I am slow I am enjoying it.
My crafty life has started again!!
 

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Friday, 19 January 2018

I am so excited, I am crocheting!!

I have decided to abandon my Sunshine and Showers throw, it was taking me too long with its complicated pattern. 
So I checked out Lucy's latest ripple blanket. I am using the wool  I bought for  the Sunshine and Showers throw.
I wanted to work out the colour order so hence the pegs.
Gosh these took some patience, of course I do only have one working arm.


I don't know if this will be my colour order I am still playing around with them.
I have such admiration for Lucy, not only is she very talented but very generous with her ideas... thank you Lucy!
Although I am not using her colours, some of mine are the same,  as I bought it from Wool Warehouse. I shall look at my wool stash to add some other colours, I have bags full, that I packed to come with us.
I am on row 4 already! 
I always get excited with something new, do you?
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