Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Frogging and arm news

Yes I made a mistake with my Sunshine and Showers blanket! I thought I'd be ready to show the first two sections, but no... so I shall be re-doing it.
I need to be organised as I have had THE phone call and my operation is booked for 17th July at the London Orthopaedic hospital.
I feel 'confabulated' Criky, after all this waiting, it's imminent!!! But I can't go on living with only use of one arm, apart from the inconvenience,  because my arm stays very close to my body, I feel I might over balance when I am walking. I use my pretty walking stick but I am oh so slow. This afternoon we went to Southwold, now just a 20min drive for us. It was wonderful, the sun was shining but on the prom there was a slightly cooler breeze, so very pleasant. I walked nearly 4000 steps( I made it up to 4000 as soon as we got home, just walking down the garden.) When we got home we had a 'mimms' a Slimming World mock pimms. It's lemonade with balsamic vinegar, ice and sliced fruit and it is delish.. yes after a disastrous start at SW here in Suffolk, this last week I lost 1.5 pounds, (3 packs of butter!!!) So I am back in the zone!

XX


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Warm toes and starting a CAL.

I finished the socks for #2 GS and knitted a pair of bed socks for 'moi'  I didn't match the wool as I don't mind, they are to keep my tootsies warm in winter and my toes don't  know they don't match!!
 
 And I have started the CAL.. Although we have moved house since I signed up for it and couldn't find the pack of wool I had bought. DH opened a lot of packed boxes to find it for me..and it was in the very last one he opened!
We are loving it here although it has taken us two weeks to get a little organised.. at one time I said..' what have we done?? ' It just seemed so hard to get the boxes  unpacked, but we have left some because we don't need the stuff in it for now, or at least we don't think we do!
I am enjoying the crocheting and our new home.

XX

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Keeping ever so busy

 Yes I am knitting socks again, these blue ones are for my youngest GS. Although I am keeping busy I am slower these days, I have to stop to rest my arm.
But this bright colour will be bed socks for me. And knitting keeps my hands for putting food in my mouth!
Yes I am still trying to lose weight and that is ever so slow too. (Sigh!!)
 And I am going to take part in  a CAL with these gorgeous colours. It's by Jane Crowfoot and the blanket is called Sunshine and Showers.
 Aren't these different bands of colour and stitches absolutely wonderful. As soon as we have moved I shall start this. The pattern book has the first five groups of the chart and the rest are going to be on her blog.
I can't wait to get started... but I have my new quilt to do, so I need to keep up with that, it is coming along nicely.. photos next time.
 Hope you too have something that is new and exciting to do? Isn't the flower edging pretty, I love it.
XX

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sewing happily

I have started a new quilt, with fabric I bought from the US.
Even with the postage it was a bargain, so I am happily sewing, albeit slowly.
 
 The design is called quadrefoil and you can find it here .
I sew a little every evening and I am thoroughly enjoying sewing it.
XX

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

TA-DA..Top done

 I have loved sewing this quilt. It was originally to be a picnic quilt for us but, when my DS#2 and DIL saw it, she said she'd love it for their motor home.
I still have to do a white border then of course layer and quilt, so still a lot to do. I thought I could get it done for their wedding anniversary in June.
I will have to buy the white for the border, the wadding and backing but my local shop is only a few miles away and although I am not buying anything unnecessary in Lent, this is a needed to get it done.

I am very pleased with it, each tulip is made up of 16 separate pieces, but lovely to see each one grow. It is lovely to be sewing again. And I have some new fabric I ordered before Lent, which I have already cut some with my new cutter, which works a treat.
It is so colourful and the tulips turned out a lot better than I thought. A friend who has recently started quilted complimented me on the tiny stitches and I felt really proud!!
Have you something you're proud of?
XX