Saturday, 22 November 2014

BY NOW...

... you know that I am .....(cough cough!) cutting back on my swaps!! AND you know I have good intentions ... right? xx lol x

WELL.... I am in the 2014 swap organised by www.chookyblue.blogspot.com .... He-He x

ALSO ....by now you know how excited I get when the Post Man comes to call xx

WELL ....to-day my parcel came ... its a mystery swap ..


 .. we get to open a little present with a home made ornament x.. (and for me some chocolate xx) ..



and the main present is to be kept until Christmas ..





SOOooo exciting xx

Hope you got to do something exciting to-day xx

Diane x


Thursday, 20 November 2014

THERE HAS BEEN...

... some jiggling around with the Brit Bee I belong to .. and so this month (November!) we got to make the December block .. as if I don't get confused enough on my own!! lol x This is my block..


a stacked rainbow .. HER background fabric .. we supply the rainbow part ..wondering and not really being able to imagine how this is going to turn out x

I finished of a little Christmas sew this morning. MORE TIME than I want to remember has passed since I bought a pattern for the Days-Of-Christmas ... you know what its like .. the plans are big but the flesh just doesn't have enough hours in the day .. never mind the week.... year !.. SO..


first one is made .. not too sure if it looks like a partridge ( the ones I usually see are on the side of the road!!) or even a pear tree.. but I like it xx

I have decided to make one a year .. and so not put too much stress on my self to get them finished!!!! He-He xx

Diane xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SOOOOOOOOOOO.... EXCITING...

... life can be SO exciting at times .. and it FORCES you into a dance .. happy comes close x .. just wish it was as elegant in reality as it is in the imagination!! lol x

FIRST came this little package ...


OH YES!!.... but then came ...


AH! Need to calm down now xx.... trying xx

Diane x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

THE WORD FOR...

.... Alsha's Space: 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge this week is ... CUT.. SO without further ado .. here is my picture ...


.. this is the state of my finger to-day !!! Hopefully next week it will be a "kinder" word xx lol x

(by the way I DID NOT cut it on purpose to have a picture to post!!!! lol xx ) 

Diane x

Saturday, 15 November 2014

NOVEMBER....

..... is the last month for the Christmas-Block-Of-The-Month... and it is the borders..

The pattern calls for 3 borders.. something like this...


WELL.. you all know me by now!! I have NOT bought any fabrics for this .. and in order to fit the wadding and backing fabric from my stash some change had to be made xx

SO....



flying geese and square in a square it is ( come on .. why would I make it easy for myself? lol x) NOW.. waiting to be quilted...


Diane xx

Friday, 14 November 2014

LAST NIGHT...

... was Quilt Group in Sandbach.. we had a make..


the committee cut up LOTS of fabric and supplied the pot and pattern....and the ladies went for it xx Judging by the NOISE it was a successful night xx Hopefully at Show-And-Tell next month we will have a forest of Christmas trees xxx lol x

This time of year is WONDERFUL for apples and pears .. here in the UK anyway ..I have been given a big bag of apples from a friend of mine x She has a tree in the garden ... but wont eat the fruit!! I am only too happy to accept them!!

SO.. to-day I made...


the loaves have been passed onto family .. and the cake is for ... ME xx I used apples and sultanas to-day .. mmm yummy x

Diane x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

I HAVE....

.... been doing some Christmas knitting .. and.. as ALWAYS happens with both wool and fabric (!) .. there are left overs xx ..... SO  ...I was "using up" and making hats..

 

... When I made this one...

 

it set me thinking .. I am sure by now you realise that my mind goes off on its own travels and starts throwing off ideas xx SO... then I started making ...

 

YEP! Not tea-cosies but CUP-cosies xx They will come in as presents xx .. not only cosie-drinks .. but cosie heads as well x 

Diane x