Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Quilt & Socks

Here is some of what I have been doing since my last post
I done a pair of socks I used Online Yarn Saturn range I also

I also been working on a quilt this is my first big quilt that I have done Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) on it was harder than I expected because of size also backing is black flannel & as I used a black variegated thread on the top where it the black & gold fabric & it was black it was difficult to see plus my eyes are not that good but I am pleased with the results the photos are the whole quilt, closer of top & border & back showing the FMQ

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I have been working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are
The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 

Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me

A Shawl which will be a gift for someone I used Online Yarn Emotion III range I did a diagonal pattern

A 3 piece wash set I done a face mitt, Hand towel & a Back Scrubber I used a double moss stitch for all the colour is Tangerine

I also done some Dishcloths a couple of these went in to a swap

I done a log cabin table runner which was for a swap I used a Thermal wadding which is also for Oven Gloves/Mitts which is quite thick so didn't do much quilting on it

This pot holder also went in to a swap

 So While I have not posted much I have been busy I hadn't realised how much I had done until I have posted it all

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


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