Monday, 21 July 2014

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

 Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left

Flowers from my Grandchildren

Went up to my DD for the week-end was going to have a BBQ but weather was bad so it was a Buffet style inside

I had some money from DH plus some lovely gifts from friends so I done very well all in all

I decided a month ago I would order a Horn Cub Plus Sewing Cabinet to treat myself for my birthday here is some photos of it, arrived on my birthday as well

Door Closed

Door Open

Door & Flap open



Open with Machine in Flat Bed position  

 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer Porch Quilt

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting

Well i decided on doing a Quilt using the pattern Summer Porch from Quilts through the Seasons by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) this was a first for me as i have never done a quilt using a pattern i did make a slight change as the twin & queen sizes was not either big enough or too big so this has finished at 82" x 95" 

I did not do the quilting on this as i wanted this to be a special one so i had my friend Janet McElroy to do it as she does do other people's quilts & she don't have a longarm just a sewing machine so she does such a marverlous job you can see her other quilts if you go to her Blog  

I still have to make a label for this as my printer has been down waiting to see if a new part will work or i need to get a new one so will do that & add that to the back so it will have all the info on it as i hope this will be a heirloom quilt so here a lot of photos some are what i took some are from Janet


Front of Quilt
Front of Quilt 



Close up

Corner block

Border treatment 

Close up

Block

Blocks together




Back of quilt
Back of quilt

Close up of back of quilt


Close up of back

Back close up

Corner back of quilt














Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Knit Picks Socks

Here is the a pair of socks I done these are done using Knit Picks Felici "Rainbow" i left the rib open as the lady needs the extra room so this is what she wanted so she can wear them

 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Different socks

I did a pair of socks for a lady she has badly swollen legs & feet so this pair i just did a size larger & used larger needles on the rib



She still had trouble still with the rib also she said a shorter leg so i came up the idea of doing the rib still on the larger needles but straight needles & not on the round once the rib done i changed to the smaller DPs needles the lady said these one fitted perfectly so as you see in the photo the open rib, i will be doing her another pair 
Both pairs are done in 4 ply yarn
 
 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wall-Hanging & Socks

Well not been posting much have had a few problems with one thing or another

Anyway I am in a swap & I did a wall-hanging for my swap I didn't have a pattern to follow so it an original design by me well sort of I got ideas from different books & then did it
 
A Wall hanging for a swap


I did the FMQ on it but the thread wasn't great as everytime I got to a certain colour in the variegated part it would break but I got it done so was pleased about that


I also have done some socks for an order i used Knit Pick Felicia Sugared Violet

Socks for an order

I did some items below as i am doing a gift stash in which I do a gift a month so come Christmas I will have a head start on gifts I hope to do at least one a month

A Wash set 

Socks for a gift 

Friday, 31 January 2014

A New Year & Projects

Happy New Year a bit late but better than never lol

Well we went away to Scotland for a Coach holiday in December 19th-23 then on 24th went to our youngest son for Christmas got to see the other two children plus of course all the grandchildren

I am not too bad have to go for my MRI on 17th then on 26th for the results this is at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford for my Menginoma ( Brain Tumour) if no change then should be no treatment but we see when i go for the results anyway that enough said about that

I got a order for a pair of socks from my friend Janet which i done 



I also worked on a quilt for my friend for her 60th Birthday next week below is the quilt





I went to my sister in law's 60th birthday last week  25th & here is a nice photo of me & my brother Patrick taken at the party

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Not posted for a while

I haven't posted for quite a while, so will give you updates on what has been happening with me & my husband

I have been knitting a few pairs of socks, but most of the time i been reading as Greg (DH) got me a kindle for my birthday

I am not sure if i have mention having some memory problems which has been ongoing for a while well earlier in the year they decided that i should have a MRI just to see if anything is causing it.

Big surprise i have a Meningioma (Brain Tumour) which is benign so after another MRI I went to see a specialist in Oxford 

He said i could have had it for years so he will see me in 6 months for another MRI to see if any chances if not they won't do anything just monitor me so it fairly good news

Greg has had shoulder surgery he had work done on the bone plus repair to a ruptured muscle & work on tendons he had it done early August & still in a lot of pain plus he had pain elsewhere so he struggling more these days

I been working on a quilt this was from a few years ago i did so many blocks doing 2 of each which i sent the 2nd set to a friend in the USA she did the same so the blocks are done by both of us i have now made them in to a quilt with photos below

I am hoping to work of some projects now the big  quilt is out the way








 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sweater

I haven't posted in a while I have done a sweater in Aran Yarn it a tweed effect i done it in Stocking Stitch it a green flex 




I need to do some more socks as this sweater plus other knitting that i will be doing is for a holiday we booked it a coach one Monday to Friday & it in the Highlands of Scotland we going in December that why i am knitting we may need warm items lol

The holiday is what is called Turkey & Tinsel so it means that they do the evening meal on one day as a Christmas Dinner then night before we go it be like new year's eve as it just before Christmas it will have the a good feel i should think

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Baby's Quilts

My Cousin's daughter just had a Baby Girl, & I have done her a quilt plus a playmat one I had to wait to do the labels, plus the playmat while doing it my machine went wrong so had to take it to the sewing doctor 

The man at Silver was great he had it done on a very quick turn around, so could go & get it

As DH has had a operation on his thumb i been very busy he got a call on Wednesday to say he could go in at 12.30 that day which he did 6 hours later still not been done as they couldn't find his notes

So Thursday they sorted it out called him & they had a space with a different surgeon the next day so he went & had it done on Friday he okay of course in a bit of pain & no heavy lifting not that he can anyway so that 1 surgery down & possible future surgery we know more when he goes about his shoulder next month

I will be seeing the memory nurse earlier than originally said from her last visit in March so instead of 6 months from then she coming back next month after my Doctor wrote to her so will see what they say 

I not done much crafts in the last few months i had to push myself to do the baby quilts anyway here is the quilts & the labels i did using the method i saw on YouTube  which i tried










Tuesday, 26 February 2013

This, That & Some Others

 I haven't posted for a while so what have I been doing well as the title says This, That & some others so here goes

Just finished a Aran Sweater for DH, when I did this didn't think it was going to fit I think that while it came to size his shoulders would be the next size anyway I washed it & it has dropped slightly plus just eased as he said it was a bit tight going over his head but after the wash it don't I would do the next size when I do another one for him but in no rush lol
Chocolate Aran Sweater

I also been playing around doing what is called Fabric Boxes I am not sure if that the correct description but that the title in my friend's book these you can put cotton wool or some other bits even your sewing bits in, i also had a go at doing a tissue holder just the sort you can put in to your bag
Fabric Boxes & Tissue Holder
Inside fabric box
Inside fabric Box
Tissue Holder

I also knitted 2 cloths which are quilt inspired for a swap then i done 2 pot holders to go with them they are friendship Star & Nine Patch 

Nine Patch Pot Holder

Nine patch Cloth   
Friendship Star Pot Holder
Friendship Star Cloth

Here is also some other pot holders i have sent in swaps









 
I have also been getting some templates I got Log cabin Trim Tool got 2 one is for a 
8 inch block & the other is for a   6 & 12 inch   block the 8 inch video is not on there now

I also got    Kaye Wood's Hexagon templates    She shows in the video how to do a nice pot holder/Kitchen Quilt

I also got Square up rulers which has the middle cut out for fussy cut they are the June Taylor's Get Squared    I got the 6.5, 8.5 & 12.5 inch ones which give 3.5, 4.5 & 6.5 inch fussy cut I also got   Clearly Perfect Angles   I haven't tried it yet 

I also got a book   Love to Sew: Mug Rugs   i also have on order Quilted Flowers it not been released yet