Sunday, 9 October 2016


... from a beautiful Cheshire in October x It is a glorious day here .. October/Autumn is just about my favourite time xx

Life here is beginning to calm down  .. although I think I need to find a Time Lord to help with my time leak .. mmm don't think that is going to happen!

Our Quilt Group meetings have started again after the summer breaks .. we had a challenge (set by me of course!) over the summer for Sandbach .. the ladies could make ANYTHING they wanted long as they used a tea-towel in their project...

we had such a lot of wonderful entries x 2 prizes were awarded x I have to come up with the next challenge idea now x

Yesterday was the Quilter Guild Region 13 Regional day yesterday in Frodsham .. about an hours drive for me. It was a great day..

the morning speaker was Judy Fairless who talked about making journal quilts .. she has been doing them for about 10 years .. so LOTS to see x

Then in the afternoon it was Stuart Hillard who on the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee... he started out (as a child with lots of energy!! lol ) as a knitter and spinner then became a patchworker .. he was a lot of fun with LOTS of quilts to show us.

There have been various shawls on and off the needles...

....the yellow one is a special one for a friend of mine who needs a "hug" and some sunshine in her life right now xx

My youngest grandson is ONE at the end of this month ... and walking already! WHAT!! Some knitting is heading their way ..

mostly for next year but.. the East coast of Australia is having a wet and windy spring so maybe he will get some wear out of them this year..

this one was just for fun..

My granddaughter is SIX MONTHS!!.. these babies are growing far to fast!! lol x.. some knitting for her will be ready for Christmas x

Colour in the garden is a bit sparse at the moment..

....did manage to find a bit though x While I was shopping this week I found...

£2... a bargain xx .. and some sunshine for in the house x

PHEW! If you made it this far.. well done x Go get a brew to reward yourself xx See you soon x

Diane x


JoZart Quilts said...

Hi Diane, lovely to see your post with all your new makes and the Guild report. I've been away, had my daughter's wedding in Brighton and we've been decorating the house too. No crafting has been done in fact I couldn't remember how to work my (fairly new) Horizon sewing machine when I needed to sew a hem in a hurry last week!
Hope you and your family all are keeping well.
Jo x

Janice Smith said...

Hi Diane,
Love the idea of your guild's tea towel challenge! Your grandson's sweaters and caps are adorable, especially the red one. You are so talented and incredibly productive. :-)

Ali Honey said...

Well done with all your knitting. My grandson is 3 weeks older than yours ( still only 2 steps, and 5 teeth ) so I have been doing similar sized knitting. Love your different hats.
Best Wishes to your folks I hope they are both OK.

mammafairy said...

fabulous challenge! what will the next one be?

Terry said...

What a fun challenge and such creative uses for a tea towel! Your shawl with the constructing trim was my favorite. . .good thing that I live a long way away or else one or more of those beauties might end up in my possession! :) Glad to see you posting again!--Terry

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow! When do you sleep ... or do you?

kiwikid said...

The tea towel challenge was a good one! You have made so many beautiful shawls!!! One year old already???Just seemed like yesterday he was born!! You have made beautiful things for the ladybird (?) hat!! Nice to see colour still in the garden, ours is leafing up for summer now.