Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My 2011 highlights

A quick look back at some of my makes from 2011. I got one nearly finished quilt top and orders for a long stretch of bunting and another quilt to do from my new charm pack so plenty to look forward to.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas blessings

Here is our lovely Bethlehem cake. wishing you a peaceful and joyful day.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saw this fantastic picture

and thought I would share. This year has been a battle but I will conquer ...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our tree

It's up, with all the beautiful decorations the children sewed 11 years ago when we first moved here. They still talk about the Christmas sweatshop we had to finish them in time.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Phone case

Not sure if I've showed any of the making of this, my baby DD needed one. I embroidered it a bit for detail.

I've just finished the last handmade Christmas item. Only me without a handmade pressie but I make stuff for myself all the time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

egg cosies in construction

My middle daughter was admiring some in a catalogue last time she visited. They were very expensive so this little make was born.

There was even instructions in my cath kidson book, I made a pattern checking out measurements, cut one from fabric and one from fleece, added a little coordinated tab. They just need turning up and hand stitching before they can go under the tree.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Recycled angels & Some days of thankful

I had a beautiful jewellery catalogue land on the mat so it had to be transformed

There are such lovely images on every page.

Day ??? Of thankful, its December soon and I'm so thankful for the distraction of planning Christmas. It's taking up a lot of brain space. I'm also thankful for some lovely flowers from my DH.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So behind with my 30 days of thankful

But I'm massively grateful that I'm 12 weeks post op today and feeling more human.

Happy thanksging to those in the usa!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 13, 14 & 15

Really had a few hard days but I'm very thankful to have a life and someone to look after me. Hoping for a more cheerful tomorrow.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 12 of thankful

I was thankful for my lovely big hot bath, comfy chair and television yesterday. Wasn't up to do much else, but that's ok.

Saw this on the net and it made me chuckle

Sunday, November 13, 2011

30 days of thankful - day 11

I am thankful that my darling daughter and her lovely boyfriend could come and help hubbie hack back the huge overgrown trees and shrubs in the garden. It does make me sad that I can't do it but thankful for family

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 9 & 10 of thankful

Day 9 I had a lovely visit from another friend, whilst I find it tiring it's worth the effort to catch up with people and find out what is going on with their lives

Day 10 I lt was remembrance day in the uk, 11/11/11. I had my own service as I won't be able to get to the official one on Sunday. I am so grateful for the sacrifice the service people felt able to make for our country and future. I'm thankful and grateful.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My poppy

I wanted a permanent one. I pva-ed some red fabric, cut out two shapes, added a black button and glued onto a badge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Late day 7 of thankful and early day 8

Had a quiet but productive sewing day yesterday, I'm thankful for it filling the time

Today I had a visit from an old friend, not seen for a few months so it was great to catch up :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two more deccies done

They are double sided, both are presents for people.

30 days of thankful - day 6

i'm so thankful that my wonderful hubby has had some good news about his work and that we live in changing times.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

30 days of thankful, days 4 & 5

Had a lovely visit from my eldest. Lots of takeaway and laughs. Very tired now but thankful for family.

The photo is the beautiful flowers I got presented with.

Friday, November 4, 2011

30 days of thankful - day 3

I am thankful that I am a little more comfortable and my pain was control-able yesterday.

I had alot of fun embroidering the Christmas stocking and am thankful for beautiful autumn colours

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas stocking

For my great niece, it just needs sewing up to a stocking shape and embellishing a little.

Just two more to go, matching for my other great niece & nephew. They all have names you can't buy off the peg.

30 days of thankful - day 2

Wednesday has left me thankful for the wonderful years that I have been married, the photo is of the building where the church we went to when we got married 26 years ago. its being redeveloped and all that was left was yesterday was the roof. I have been using the building since I was 3. it's sad to see it go but makes me reflect on all the blessings my marriage has brought me.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 days of thankful

the inspiration has come from this wonderful blog.

I am thankful for my daughter phoning me and being lovely. she is beautiful and so suits being a grown up independent woman who can achieve her hopes and dreams.

I enjoyed the sunshine and blowing leaves that autumn brought yesterday.

looking forward to what today has in store. this is one if my favourite harvest photos.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas baubles

From an old Landsend catalogue, you take nine circles folded in half and stapled in the middle. They are then glued alternate top and bottom.

I did some little ones from old books. These are so cute and didst.

Monday, October 31, 2011

there is a lot of Halloween on here

but I don't celebrate it so having to skip alot if posts. at least its bonfire night soon.

Foot warmer done.

The 15 mins play solid challenge turned into this. It's hand quilted with jewels to hold it on the bed.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Three stars done,

I've renamed the hexxie flowers stars as they are sort of that shape. I'm going to do a few more but the end of my fingers need a little time to harden up.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Christmas make

Going to make a stack of these seasonal hexxies to string up in the lounge. I have fabric saying 'hope, peace, joy' so they will look very festive.