Saturday, 29 August 2015

Work on our Bungalow

This post is about our bungalow it will have more photos than chat as i will show the before & after images

We had a sort of gravel but it bonded so no loose gravel also we had it done in red so we think it looks nice

Back part of bungalow

Side from front gate 

Side to front

front of bungalow 


From back looking down to front gate

Looking up from around half way 
 
Back from corner of side path 

Back looking towards next door 

Back from fence to gate to garage & greenhouse 

Side from inside the gate  

Side view from road 

front of Bungalow

Side path view from just past the street door 

Monday, 24 August 2015

New Dish/Wash Cloths

I have done 2 more cloths the Cross was easy as I had tried to do the Praying Hands & two thirds of the way I realised I had gone wrong but couldn't see which row I had either done twice or jumped a row as I was doing odd when I should be doing even rows i just got lost in the rows so I got a magnetic board with strips so I could move down as I did the rows.

But in the mean while I did the cross which was as I said much easier this was in a leisure Arts book which can be got at   Amazon  You should be able to get this book on your countries Amazon



The Praying Hands cloth is available on Ravelry or Knitwits Heaven  this pay be a paying pattern


 I will be starting Aran knitting now as we have booked to go to Scotland on a coach holiday in Late October so need some winter Woollies to take with me

Monday, 17 August 2015

Bell Wash Cloth plus a Back Scrubber

I have done another wash cloth of a bell but using a different pattern which is Here i will point out the mistake i was trying to finish this late evening plus didn't have the best light so some how instead of the garter stitch on the side i did a row wrong



I also done a Back Scrubber to go with the Holly Jolly towel which i did in Seed/Moss Stitch i previously posted about 

 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Bell with Holly Washcloth

I have done a washcloth not sure if you can really see that it is
Bell with Holly i used a dark green with a gold thread going through it the pattern is
one of  Knitwit    patterns if you click on the link & go down the page a bit you will see the pattern hit home & you can select different themes these are all patterns you have to buy & i don't have anything to do with the site or company


So do you think it looks like a bell i will see if i can do a better photo don't forget that if you are on Noreply then i can't reply to you

Monday, 10 August 2015

More Knitting

I been doing more knitting I did a seed Stitch Towel i used the Palm Beach dish/washcloth pattern which i shared which you can find  at   what i did for the towel was add 20 stitches i did 10 rows & 10 stitches either side in garter stitch before starting the seed/moss stitch then when to required length i did 10 rows of garter stitch the finish is approx 13.5 x 17.5 inches


I have also done a   Paw Cloth   i have used a thinner cotton i am not sure if the paw does show up


I am hoping to do some quilting items i been getting some Christmas fabric well waiting for most to come i also got some books one arrived today still waiting on the other Christmas book both are quilting ones
I am putting the cloths in my gift stash, as i been doing it that i have to do at least one gift a month so do get to go before Christmas if i need a gift but am building a Christmas gift stash i been also buying in little bits which will go for gifts & swaps that i am doing

So at least i will be ready for Christmas plus no sudden big outlay.

I have been getting as i said fabric but also some thread for FMQ plus some yarns some is cotton for the wash cloths ect but also 3 lots of Aran so i can knit myself some garments all came out of money i had for my birthday 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Seed Stitch Chevron Knitted Towel

I did a knitted towel i like the pattern but as i don't have enough solid colours i did this in a variegate yarn & it don't really work 

I forgot to take the reverse side but you see in the photo the pattern don't show the next two images are not my work but from the pattern which is on  Ravelry

Sct1_small2
 From Pattern
 
Sct3_medium 
 From Pattern
 
Here is my towel as you can compare not the same & the pattern is not shown so much 
My Towel
 
 

Monday, 27 July 2015

KYO Block 2015/16 May-August

I have been doing a Keep Your own Block of the month which started in May i did the August block today so thought i share the 4 blocks done so far

Here is the links to the blocks so far


http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NelsonsVictoryBlock.html
http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MrRooseveltsNecktieBlock.html
http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OhioStarBlock.html
http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StarflowerBlock.html


Below is the blocks 

May: Nelson's Victory
June: Mr Roosevelt's Necktie
July: Ohio Star
August: Starflower

Nelson's Victory



Mr Roosevelt's Necktie



Ohio Star 



Starflower

 

Friday, 17 July 2015

New Quilt

I had an order for a quilt for a girl so not done it too girly or young did it in colours that I was asked for I have sent it & it has been received

 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

BlueBird Beach Washcloth

Here is the latest wash cloth it is done in Aquamarine by Bernat in the dishcloth cotton

if you like to see the pattern  click here   it is a free pattern but you may have to sign up to Lion Brand Site not sure on that

Hope you like it

 
 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Christmas FQs

I had ordered some Christmas Fat Quarters I got 40 in total for £35.52 including postage so that works out a little under £0.89 each they are all different may have the same pattern but different colour
All I have to do now is come up with ideas to use them have a few but if you know of patterns or something please share











 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Beach Towel Stripe Dishcloth

I have done two more Dish/Wash cloths the pattern is from Lily's Sugar "N" Cream the original calls for White & Hot Pink (plus there are other colours)

I found a ball of white & one of Hot Pink so was pleased so I have done how it shown on pattern but then i reversed it so which one do you prefer

 
Original

Reversed

Thursday, 9 July 2015

I Posted a new Post

I haven't posted in a while so thought I had better before you all think I have stopped all together

So what been happening since my last post, had my MRI which shows no change on the Meningioma & the specialist has agreed to me having them done at a hospital which is nearer to me still 15 miles away but at least there is a bus service to it if need be so saw the Neurologist there & he put me on Gabapentin I was on 100mg 3 times a day but when i went to get some more i have had them put up to 300mg 3 times a day
 Well enough about that let get on to something much more interesting like my crafts

I will work backwards so starting with the latest projects i been doing some washcloths

Palm Beach washcloth


Laguna Beach Washcloth

Aran Jacket & hat 
Simple Texture pattern in Online Jupiter yarn

Hexagon table runner 
I also have a quilt that I have done but I can't share until the person gets it so will post that next time

I have a few quilting projects in the to do list one is a quilt for me but may be getting an order for a large quilt so until i know if i got that won't start

The other big news for me is that I am going on a Free Motion Quilt class day on the 18th really looking forward to that as it the day after my birthday it a continuation of the celebrations lol 

DH has given me money for my birthday already as he said did i want a gift or the money & if a gift what so as i didn't even know i said money please lol I have also received a Amazon gift card which is always so very welcomed the way i get books for the kindle it will so be used plus i received a large quilting folder which has different blocks plus template it is in a folder that has different leaves in really nice even if the blocks are older it timeless

Well until my next post take care  

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Been Busy

Since Christmas I been busy, I have done some pot holders 1 for a swap, I also have done a Knitting Bag & a Bag these was for a birthday gift
one some socks which was a Pay it Forward so sent them to some just because.
Here are the photos







 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Baby Quilts & Socks

I did two baby's quilt for two Grand Nephews born one in November 2014 & the other 6th January 2015 
The 1st one is for the one born in November the other is for the one in January, i used a teddy backing fabric for the November one & i used a plain flannel on the back for the 2nd one
I did a label but as it gives full name DOB ect i am not sharing the labels




2nd Quilt



I was in a swap which was Oct/Nov a sort of Christmas one well part of it i received some lovely yarn which was 
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville collection Serenity
This is the socks I have knitted with it for me I really like the yarn 
  I have done other socks & other items before Christmas gifts which i have not posted
I hope to do better with posting on the blog as i know i have not posted very much
Wishing you All a Very Happy New Year