Sunday, 21 May 2017

Just a few bits to show

Hi there,  I thought I had better get something on the blog before I got into trouble again.  I have been working on some baubles to take to Canada at the end of the month.....yes!.. I am off again.😲  Our grandson is graduating from High School, so we are going over to attend the ceremonies and celebrate with the family.  It also gives me the opportunity to make (and take) some baubles for them.

This design of  bauble was the very first one I ever made some 15 or 16 years ago.

 and its still one of my favourites

Starry Night Bauble
 This one I made last month in silver and gold but never really loved it, so, I have added some colour and like it much more.

Wenceslas Bauble 

Pretty in Pink and Purple
Wenceslas Bauble 

altogether I have got 6 to take with me so am happy with that.  All of the patterns are from Spellbound beads

I have also got hooked (literally) on the "dress a child" dresses.  Some have already been given to the ladies and these are just a couple more

Its been great, as I used up some fabrics that have been sat in the cupboard, and the crochet cotton has been in a basket waiting for a project, so its 'win win' all round .

I loved making my " High tea" crochet blanket (which in my house is to be used as a table cloth) so made up the blocks to take on my holidays for quiet days.

Have to confess that I couldn't resist crocheting a few. Who knows I may find time to get some of my charm packs sewn ready for yet another one before I go.

See you next time, happy hobby days.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Just For Ena

Oh my, I have been to my sewing group  today and had a ticking off because I haven't added to my blog recently and all I can say is I have not been idle, but I do have a new laptop and have still got to get to grips with customising my photos etc......well that's my excuse!

I love to sit in the evening knitting, so I have made yet another two pair of socks with fingerless mitts to match
The cream yarn was a Christmas gift to me, but the blue will be a gift for someone else
and the beading of baubles carries on 
I have tried to add some colour to the baubles and beads, but I'm still not sure I like them.

I love the pale butterfly and think it will end up on the white bauble 

and tassels have now been added to the repertoire.  I have to say this tassel gave a few problems to start and I thought this would be the first and last one I made, but now its finished I might have a go at another....they are so pretty1

Before my holiday a friend gave me a birthday gift as a holiday project, she had cut and sewn all the squares so all I had to do was the blanket stitch and the crochet.  It was duly packed and I spent a few happy hours stitching and hooking away. The result was lovely and the whole thing was so enjoyable to do that I have decided to make another.   So fabrics cut and machined. now for the hand sewing and crocheting
The bottom two photos are of the one received for my birthday 

I had been invited to a patchwork group to show them the technique of Foundation Piecing.  I had to make a couple of samples and decided to use them in May's Mini Mania Challenge ....waste not want not!
This block will be added to the others and in time turned into a quilt  

Last but not least is the 'Challenge' we all received from Highampiecemakers.  We all had to make the same block and if you go here you will see that we all made a lovely job.

Another block for the quilt - me thinks 
So as you see I have not been completely lazy lately - just avoiding the computer, I think.