Friday, 18 April 2014


... I think Blogger HATES me!! I'm sure I'm not the only one ....BUT... it is SO frustrating to be told..

You are not following any blogs .... OH YES I AM!

You are not connected to he internet... OH YES I AM!

This page cannot be displayed... GRRRRRRR !

Prove you are not a robot ... NO WORDS CAN BE READ!

Prove you are not a robot.... NO LETTERS CAN BE SEEN!

...OR the page just does not load!!

DEEP breath... HOLD... slow release ...

OK rant over .. off to try again... smile fixed to my face... cup of tea in hand .. cake by my side ready to eat .. AHHhhhhhhhh x

Diane x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

I HAD A ...

... lovely envelope this morning x Inside was a bookmark that was sent by a fellow blogger..

....isn't it wonderful x I think it is too nice for a bookmark .. so will have to find a special project to use it with xx

When I was in the supermarket they were selling herbs on special offer ...xx remember my flowerpot win in the raffle? ... well I have used 2 of those ...

they smell lovely x

I have not been sewing today but.. I have managed some baking x My son has requested a carrot cake for Easter ...

so .. that's what he is getting x .. with a bit of chocolate on the top (of course xx)

Keep smiling

Diane x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

AS WELL AS .....

.. the return of the bookmarks at Sandbach Quilt Group meeting last Thursday we had a hand quilting session x This is the cushion I made with my piece...

I do LOVE hand work x

I also have another hand working project that I finished x Many years ago when my children were growing up I was a demon knitter! My kids did not know what it was to have a shop bought cardigan or jumper .. and to get a little more money I sold knitted goods as well x I have NOT knitted for years ... however my daughter recently asked me to knit her a cardigan ... SO .. to ensure I had NOT forgotten how to do it I decided to have a practice go AND...

it would seem I DO remember how to knit...

I also found one of the labels I used to use ..

in fact I found quite a few labels xx lol xx so I will now look to making the cardigan Sally actually wants (this one is going to her in Australia anyway xx)

Diane x

Monday, 14 April 2014


............. a bit windy .. but the sun was shining ..SO picnic, parents and dogs were loaded into the car .. and off to North Wales we went x I'm not sure if we were sun dried or sand blasted when we went home xx lol x I do know that dad and the dogs slept most of the way home x The car is full of sand ... and we had a lovely day x

I also know that this ..

is my picture for this week in...   Alsha's Space: 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge  .. the word was CANINE ... and they were just about done for and getting ready to snore x

Hope you had some sun this weekend where ever you are xx

Off to get .. at least SOME .. of the sand out of the car xx lol x

Diane x

Friday, 11 April 2014


Sandbach quilt group meeting.. do you remember that last month the first challenge was issued? WELL...... The bookmarks came back last night x..


I did not get pictures of them all... I was having to chase ladies around and take them out of their hands!! lol x I did catch some  ..

this is mine ... LOVE it x ...


It was voted a success .... and the next challenge issued x This time the ladies have a packet with 23 paper hexagons to make SOMETHING with them for a secrete partner x 20 ladies took the challenge xx Seems to be popular x

I made up a few items to give the ladies ideas ...


NOW of course I have to make some thing DIFFERENT for my partner ... thinking cap ON xx

AND I won a prize in the raffle !! The last prize .. for someone who NEVER wins this is a wonderful prize ..

will have to go and buy some herbs to suit the pots!! lol x

Diane x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


   ..... with my post this week for.. Alsha's Space: 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge  my excuse is that it is the beginning of the school holidays and the eldest grandson has been here to play!! We managed to squeeze in a visit to the cinema .. Muppets Movie .. I was surprised by a good laugh x

ANYWAY.. back to the word for last week .. it was .. FREE .. I decided to go with this one ..

I KNOW there are 2 .. but it gives you a better view!! lol x

This is my first go at FREE machine quilting x I surprised my self that I could actually do it xx

I also forgot to show you my mother day present ..

having worn it a couple of times its not so clean now!! lol x

Diane x

Saturday, 5 April 2014


... some sewing today... I started with the April Postcard for the Congleton Quilt group swap..

this month is applique. I made a flower as a promise for summer x Ready to go in the post x

Then it was back to the half square triangles ...

...these are  the  blocks for the Brit Swap for April .. ready to go to Fiona xx Right in the middle of making the block with the spots my machine threw a fit and the tension KEPT going wrong!! I stuck with it and eventually it worked again .. I WISH I  knew what I did to fix it!!!!!!

Last block of the day was the April Stash Bee block for Kim...

not quite HST .. but close xx  The Post Office will be busy Monday morning xx

Off to have a cuppa

Hope you got to sew today x

Diane x