When I saw this book on someone's blog I wanted it.. DS#1 Asked what I'd like for Christmas and I said this book, 'Quilty Fun,' by Lori Holt.
Now that I have had time to really look through it, it is even better than I had envisioned. Tons of great information, tips, patterns and loads of Lori’s fabulousness all wrapped up in a spiral bound book. Every quilt in here is my favourite and the best part is , its written in a way that makes it easy for you to make your own layout with all of the designs
I would like to make this quilt with the panels of tulips and this book has this quilt in it.
I can't wait to start looking for fabric, I love the bright colours and it would be our summer quilt.
My Christmas round table cloth has been more difficult that I anticipated but here it is finished..
Not on the little round table it is meant for as that only comes out at Christmas.
So here it is on the little hall table just to show it's finished.
And three little fan purses for friends
These are so simple to do although quite a lot of work as they are quilted, lined and have a zip.
It is a great way to use up scraps of fabric.
I think I am having a rest from sewing for a while and shall be cross stitching. I have got quite a few WIPs.
1. Cut thro Beach Hut
2. Fairies at the bottom of our garden
3. Welcome design with a Cat
4. Number 5 of AOH
5. Convent Herbal Garden, Chatelaine
So I shall be rotating these, perhaps each one for a week, rather than for two evenings.
What do you do when you rotate projects? Any suggestions?
Each week when we drive to do our weekly shop we drive along a road of very big posh houses!! The one has a sign outside.. Bag of apples £2.. this is the second lot we have bought.
A carrier bag with 11pounds of bramley cooking apples and just £2 They are windfalls but have little damage. Today however there were some slugs on some ugh! But we are looking forward to a baked apple each for our pud this evening and then the rest will be made into delicious apple jelly. We have a shelf unit with all our pickles, chutneys and jams under our stairs.. and in the garage??
Well that's DH winery! This year we have had a variety of wines plus for the first time Elder Flower Champagne, which was delicious. We have kept a couple of bottles for Christmas.
I had to take a photo of these before they succumb to the frosts that are surely on their way. I can't remember their name but they don't start to flower till Autumn and then stay till the first frosts.
I tried to straighten them up but couldn't without breaking their stems so I had to leave them bowing to the rest of the garden.
We are forecast some dry days this coming week, so we are hoping to get out and do some tidying up and plant some more spring bulbs.. but aren't these flowers are a real treat?
We have been tarting up our kitchen.. we had the tiles changed last
autumn but then it was Christmas, then in the spring we went to
Australia for 4 weeks, then it was summer gardening, so at last we have
got round to doing a few things.
DH has put up the new blinds, I have rubbed down the cupboard doors and painted them.
We have kept the handles, although at first we thought we'd get new, but these cost a fair bit and look fine, and there are 23 handles in all!
The spice rack is new and fits just right..
I even took every thing off the dresser, washed and cleaned it all, polished the dresser and put it all back.
I want to paint the wooden chairs, an apple green colour, but will save that for another week, as I am not used to so much painting and need to rest my arms from all that rubbing down! I have slept really well while we have been doing this, as I have dropped into bed each night exhausted!!LOL
The trouble with DIY work, you don't have someone else to make the cups of tea to keep you going, unlike workmen, nor were there any biscuits!!
But I am very pleased with it all and love our new colour scheme.
This is what I have spent my day doing... a little rabbit! I saw this on someone's blog and had to knit it! Dh asked who it was going to be for... my reply... No one I just wanted to make it. I have just used yarns I had but fancy knitting some more in light grey or light beige. I got the pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits through Ravely..www.littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk
This is her blog and it has links to buy the patterns.. her little animals are lovely and her bunny faces are better than mine, but I reckon she has made quite a few.. this is my first effort and I intend to get better at them!! Happy knitting..and I hope everyone in UK has escaped any damage from the storm.
Hello everyone of my faithful followers I really don't deserve your lovely comments for my last post. I should have ironed those cross stitch pieces but time races along... but here I have stepped off the whirly gig of life and taken a walk into my garden. We have a crab apple tree that provides this wonderful crab apple jelly and we make lots. The nasturtiums are flowers I never used to grow but when we moved back here 2 years ago, it was August. The garden was a mess after 4 years of tenants and as it was too late to plant any flowers, I went round and as we weeded and dug I popped in a nasturtium seed and of course they have supplied us with colour every since.
You can just see my little sewing bag there behind as this is the kitchen table and where I use my machine. The kitchen is big enough and DH is usually cooking while I sew. An arrangement that works well!!LOL