Sunday, 26 June 2016

THERE HAS....

... not been any sewing done this week in my corner of Cheshire. NOT because I haven't had time .. it has been busy ..but ..somehow I just didn't feel I wanted to .. I'm sure you know that feeling that comes over us all at times x

I went to the hospital in Manchester with my mum ... not the news we were hoping to hear .. there is still treatment available.....  however they will need to speak to the cardiologist before they can proceed in any way x... We "JUST" have to wait now x

The weather has been a bit variable but mostly sunny here .. we seem to have avoided the awful flooding and thunder storms that have been present in the South and East ... no complaints from me xx lol x   

I have been doing some knitting .. I don't seem to have lost the need to be doing "something" that involves creativity xx  This one is a new one ..to me .. another knit-on-border .. which I have to admit is becoming a favourite technique of mine ...




I am currently working on another project.. that is using wool that is THE TOTAL OPPOSITE from what I usually use!!.. You know when you see something and it just CALLS to you .. you don't know why.. but it has to be...



I will let you know how it works out xx

There is no inspiration from my garden this week .. BUT .. mum and dad wanted some fresh air so after dinner we had a walk in our local park ...









Hope its a good week for you .. we have 3 Drs appointments to get to this next week .. 2 for mum 1 for dad .. so no time to be bored x lol x

Diane x

Monday, 20 June 2016

GOOD MORNING....

... from a very wet Cheshire x .... well it is summer ..and we did have 2 weeks of sunshine x lol x

Saturday was Do-Your-Own-Thing day with Congleton Quilt group .. I had an "urge" to do some hand sewing so ...


I have had a request for a project with these fabrics.. no rush .. so watch this space xx

Saturday was also WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY.. there were 2 of us who brought along knitting on Saturday SO.. we clamed this..


... as our effort on the day x lol x The project I was working on is now finished...  



I would take it out side to photograph .. but seeing as it has already been washed and blocked I don't want to get it wet again !

The word for this week in the 2016 Word-Photo-Challenge is BLACK... mm there has been such sad news from Florida recently it is enough to make anyone feel BLACK.. so although it does not exactly mention black it is my way of trying to make sense of the sadness...


The garden is a bit battered at the moment .. however your colour from this week comes from the roses....





I wish there was a way to share the wonderful smell they give off ... especially when it has been raining x

Hope you have a good week .. whatever the weather x

Diane x

Monday, 13 June 2016

ANOTHER...

... week has flown by .. and its time for the Word-Photo-Challenge. The word for this week is DIRECTORY..... mm . these used to be at least 3 times bigger than they are now... a sign of the times as more people have i-phones and don't have land lines to go into the directory .....


I taught the session for Sandbach Quilt Group on Thursday night , and with the demonstration block I made .. I made  a little draw string bag..




the session seemed to go well .. and all the ladies joined in x

I was reversed into by a PERSON (male) this last week...



I was NOT amused!!!!.. Hey-Ho no one was hurt so its OK

It is my birthday month and we went out yesterday for dinner then back to my sons for cake...


I forgot to take one with the candles ... may have been a bit BRIGHT with so many!!!!!!!!!!! lol xx


I have continued with my knitting adventures ...




this is a half circle .. first one... and is knitted in LACE.. 2 ply weight.. oh my goodness that's THIN xx  VERY happy with it x

Your garden colour inspiration for this week is..








Have fun x

Diane x

Sunday, 29 May 2016

CAN YOU BELIEVE....

... it is a week since the last Photo-Word-Challenge ?!! The word for this week is ... UNIVERSAL.... mm when you think about it its not so difficult.. but then how do you take a picture to express your thoughts?

ANYWAY... I eventually came up with ...


......it seems that devices for communication are everywhere ... ie. UNIVERSAL... and they all need to be charged up ! lol x

Something else that seems to be universal is that when things go wrong and you keep going ... IT KEEPS GOING WRONG!!!!!!! lol x My mum "found" some bananas and decided I was to make some banana bread! thanks !!

SO... FIRST I discovered that the shelf holding the pans and bowels had collapsed.. and my bowl was in pieces.....


it had only been up for 29 YEARS for goodness sake! Gone to the garden now to fill the bottom of pots before planting xx .. gotta re-cycle x

SECOND when picking up the pieces I cut my knuckle...


...every time I bent it .... it bled some more!!

THEN when I look the loaves out of the oven they were lovely and raised .. turned to pick up the camera...


Hey-Ho !!! Tastes good x lol x

Your garden colours for to-day are..






Hope its been a good week x

Diane xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

THE REQUESTS....

... for the baby blankets keep coming in .. and I have got SO behind!

SO.. the last couple of days have seen me "attempting" to catch up! lol x

I had some panels from my friend .. and some fleece for the backs ..and away I went x

NOW I have ..







...... they have gone off to their new owners .. just one more to do and I will be all caught up xx Whoooppppp ! lol x

A little bit of garden colour inspiration for you from my morning walk around the estate! lol ...





Hope you are having a good day x

Diane x