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

Sunday, 22 May 2016

THE TIME...

... has come around for Alsha's Word Photo Challenge 2016... the word for this week is...

GALLERY .... what? where did that come from?

I was stumped .. then my friend pointed out that many times every day I walk through my hall ... and I have pictures there.... so my own mini-GALLERY xx lol

So..




now you can share my little picture gallery x

Hope you have had a fun weekend

Diane xx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

IN JUNE......

... we have an on-the-night-make at Sandbach Quilt group. The topic is "an introduction to foundation piecing" ... and guess who got that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey-Ho xx lol x The thinking cap went on as to WHAT to do .. and HOW best to do it in the limited time we have.

The last couple of days I have spent the "ME" time to put to-gether packs with .. pattern.. interfacing .. and fabric I would LOVE to tell you that I now have LOADS of room in my stash... naaaaa ! You cant even tell xx lol .. the packs are done..


.........and am I glad!

For those who like to see how the garden is doing .. these pictures...




are from earlier to-day .... before the rain came back xx




Diane x

Monday, 16 May 2016

I AM STILL ....

... here!! lol x My time leak turned into some sort of fountain ...  hopefully it will slow down a little ..  we can only hope xx

My mum is doing OK .. thanks to all who asked x As is the case when resistance is low .. the infections we would normally shake off attacked.. she had a cold and chest infection .. then a dodgy tummy .. not fun! Now she has some balance issues that are making life ..interesting .. shall we say xx .. she will be 85 on Saturday so thoughts are turning to the celebrations for that x We have had quite a few birthdays with an ..0 on the end recently and we had a celebration at my aunts house last Saturday .. for someone with little breath mum had a wonderful time ...TALKING xx

I have been spending time in the garden .. due to the weather deciding that May will be sunny and dry....









..I'm not complaining  xx AND the colour of the sky must have influenced the colour of my latest shawl..




I had a bag to make for a birthday present ..






.. that has gone in the post xx I do like it when I can cross things off my ...to do ... list x

It was Sandbach Quilt group meeting on Thursday last week and we had Amanda Hall from (www.monkeybuttons.com )... it was a great night with LOTS of show-and-tell .... and there was a raffle in which I WON A PRIZE xx It was something that made me laugh xx I worked on it over the last couple of days and now I have ...







SO MUCH fun xx

My granddaughter and her mum are doing well ... I have to say that while boys clothes are getting better...



than when my son was small ... Little girls clothes...



are a lot more fun .. although I'm not so sure my purse would agree x!! lol x

I am off for a brew now .. hopefully I will find time again this week to talk to you all x

Diane x 


Monday, 2 May 2016

I AM...

... able to join in with The Word Photo Challenge 2016 this week on Shazs Blog. The word for this week is GREEN ... mm ... the obvious one to go for is the garden in its Spring wonder .. however the last couple of days we have had rain ..hail ..and a bit of snow with high winds.. so not at its best! lol x

SO..... I am going with ...




.....this ticks my GREEN boxes ..with the colour and with the fact of being made out of 100% British wool.. manufactured in Devon .. not too local but the same country! lol x.. and with no artificial content will Bio-degrade at the end of its (hopefully long) life ..... LASTLY I made it so its precious to me xx

Hope you like my choice x Why not pop over and have a go yourself.

Diane x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

IN MY HEAD...

.... I know that it is just under TWO WEEKS since I last posted... I can read the calendar.. I know it to be true... BUT my goodness.. it seems like months x

In that time ...I have had my oldest grandson stay with me while his mum was away.

Fought off a viral chest infection .. like a "normal" one but with flu like symptoms to make you feel horrid .. if it comes your way .. forget zombies they are pussy cats ...RUN as fast as you can!.. while you can .. because you wont even be able to crawl if it catches you !!

My mother was woken in the wee small hours with chest pain .. yes after five years pain free.. she had a heart attack. Following a rough couple of days she was stabilised and has now commenced on warfarin ... she at home putting an end to the "fun" my dad was having .. no more listening to the radio all day .. or eating what he wants /when he wants !! .... and having to do-as-he-is-told lol x

Best of all my FOURTH grandchild ...and FIRST granddaughter ...safely entered the world .... she and her mum are doing well...and big brother is besotted.. 


I hope you are all keeping well...and doing-as-you-are-told-to!!! Its good to be back in the land of the living x

Diane x

Saturday, 16 April 2016

IT HAS BEEN...

... a Do-Your-Own-Thing day .....organised by Congleton Quilt Group to-day x

I had the oldest grandson for a sleep-over last night .. so poor boy had to get up EARLY... for a 13 yr old anyway xx... so that I could take him home on the way xx .. poor boy all his mates were still in bed .... well it was 09.25 !!x

I finished the log cabin mini quilt...


...the back is a fleece blanket from PoundStretcher..


....so soft and squishy.. and Non-moving .. remember the grey one.. groan?... and is a lovely plum/purple colour

I made a start on the next shawl ...


......it is a beautiful mix of colours that remind me of bonfire night xx LOVE IT x... it looks a bit brighter in the picture than it really is in the flesh x

.....AND I worked on my retirement quilt .. that may well take another TWO years before it is done xx .. phew I was busy xx lol x

Hope you had a crafty day too x

Diane xx