Saturday, 23 May 2015

I TOLD ....

... myself ... NO MORE OWLS !!! But then I thought .... James (youngest grandson) has a birthday coming up..... and he would LOVE an owl .. SO he now has one to go into his birthday parcel...


THEN I thought ... Caroline (daughter-in-law)... has a birthday coming up ...


... she is a psychiatric nurse so she knows how to care for the depressed!! lol x

NOW... there really are to be NO MORE!!.. after all I have some Christmas knitting  to get back to...


lol x AND I could also be doing the cleaning and dusting ... or not xx

These are the last pictures from the Malvern show last week....

 
 
 

Diane xx

Friday, 22 May 2015

I WAS TALKING...

... now there's a change!!.. to my daughter on Skype this morning and guess what....


these 2 just sort of got made!! lol x SO now ...


Parliament is in session xx ... can you have too many? They will be winging across the seas to Australia ... so I suppose as long as she keeps requesting them ... I will keep making and sending xx lol x

A few more Malvern pictures to keep you going ...







If you are in the UK ... have a good Bank Holiday weekend x AND watch EOROVISION !!!!!! lol

Diane x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

I HAD SOME TIME ...

... to play to-day... and so I dug out a pattern I had seen recently and made...


... and then I made her a friend...


.....the pattern says they are sleepy .... however they look a bit depressed to me xx lol xx... they were a lot of FUN to make xx

NOW a few more pictures from Malvern..







hope you got to play to-day x

Diane xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

I HAVE BEEN....

... sorting through my pictures from Malvern and finding some more of my favourites. This one is not a particular favourite of mine .. BUT I knew that my youngest grandson would LOVE it ...


NOW for some of my favourites...

 
 
 
 
 
 

.......hope there are some in there for you to like as well x Some of the angles are a bit odd .. but I was trying to avoid the other visitors xx lol xx More to come later x

Diane x

Monday, 18 May 2015

YESTERDAY....

.... ah! How I remember that song!! lol x But I digress!

.....YESTERDAY was the trip to Quilts UK at the 3 Counties show ground at the base of the BEAUTIFUL Malvern hills x I know I say it every year but .......AH! I LOVE this show xxx

I had dinner sitting looking at the hills...


...some sun .. bit of a cool breeze .. but a beautiful spot .. its amazing the people you get to sit and talk to.. I spent my dinner break with 2 Welsh ladies x They had also come on a coach trip ... and we found plenty in common to talk and laugh about x

I DID NOT make a list .. so could not leave it at home or feel guilty for not sticking to it xx lol x...  AND a few items DID manage to jump and skip into my bag ...

 

I have plans for all of theses x

AS USUAL I saw lots of quilts I liked ... some I loved ... and others .. WELL lets just say .. were not for me xx

 I .. AS USUAL saw many quilts OTHER THAN the one chosen as overall winner that I much preferred .. but then Im not a judge xx

One of my favourites was this one ..

 
 

pictures don't do it justice .. it was stunning (to me anyway x). It was titled   fireworks .. and there were LOTS of beads and sequins worked into the top. I will sort out my pictures and post more in the next couple of days xx

Hope you all had some fun over the weekend to xx

Diane x

Saturday, 16 May 2015

THURSDAY NIGHT WAS....

... Sandbach Quilt group meeting ..... I took along the latest fundraising idea for the ladies. This time it was a hand sewing idea...




I made a few as inspiration... YES as usual I got a bit carried away .. but hey they can all go onto the stall in September. xx

On the night we had a visitor .. Edna who is a local trader .... I DID resist .... I know!!... it is because I am getting up early tomorrow to get on the coach and go to ..


so I am saving my money for that xx .... as a pensioner I now get a concession..YaY xx

Edna .. the trader .. had brought along packs for us to make a sew tidy ... I made mine today...

 

 

As usual with the first try there are things that can be improved on ... and the fabrics are not my choice. (but they came in the pack and I wasn't going to waste them!! lol ) . I am pretty sure there will be another of these little guys in my future xx lol x

mmm wonder if I make a list for tomorrow ....

1. will I keep to it?

2. Will I remember to take it with me?

MAYBE I will just wing it and see what presents itself and jumps into my bag xx lol x

Have a fun weekend x

Diane x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

SAM SENT...

... the fabric for May for the Brit Bee Swap..... it arrived yesterday...and a LARGE groan could be hear issuing from here!! she wants a WONKY house .. I'm sure by now you all know how I feel about wonky blocks!....

.. oh well ! This is the one I made ...


she supplied the background fabric ... and YES I hate it!! I forgot to put a chimney on! That's why its zig-zaged on! OH well! Its done and flying home x

THEN when I looked at the programme for Congleton for last night ... A MYSTERY MAKE ... oh no! HOWEVER.. we made ..


this little bag meant for catching threads ..


but .....wouldn't it be great filled with sweets? OR an Easter egg..


or Christmas goodies , or earrings (spell check is asking if I mean earnings ???)  ... you get the idea I'm sure xx

Today I went to a local garden centre with my mum and dad .. we had dinner and then ...JUST WENT FOR A LOOK ROUND.... groan..



AH! well its a start to the hanging baskets lol xx

It is Sandbach (NOW spell check wonders if I mean SANDWICH !!. its on a roll today x) Quilt group meeting tomorrow .. I am off to finish putting ready the packs for the next fund raising idea ... NO I cannot tell you in advance what it is ... PATIENCE my dears xx He-He xx

Diane x