Tuesday, 1 May 2018


... how the .. HECK.. can it be MAY?!! I didn't have April yet! 

I know I have said before that there is a black hole called "TIME" .. but oh my goodness it has really crept away from me this month/year!

Both my parents had some health issues that have involved GP and hospital visits .. but both seem to be OK at the moment.... if they would only be both be ill at the same time then it would make life a bit less busy! lol x Seems I am never happy x 

The granddaughter has been coming to play ..

...it seems we play so hard that she has to catch-up on sleep!... I admit I joined in a bit too! lol x being on the go is just Soooooooooo exhausting xx 

I realised this am. that it was May when the Post man brought the latest shawl club wool ..

.. and it said MAY on the sleeve! The pattern is due later to-day .. so exciting x

I have been doing some sewing for the 2018 Sandbach sewing project... but I cannot show you yet as it is due to be "revealed" at the June meeting .. which the way my black hole is working will be next week!

Congleton had us made some more blocks for a second raffle quilt..

STILL the same pattern and the TIGHT cut fabric. It seems the moaning and groaning from last time has had NO effect. The number of returned blocks has been small .. mm wonder why!

I have managed some knitting as usual.  During the Commonwealth Games I made some little gifts for the 2 smallest grandchildren ..

...there are 2 for the granddaughter because she has had her second (! WHAT! where did that time go!!) birthday 

I finished this shawl..

it was written for aran weight , BUT I wanted to make it using some double knit wool I had in stock (I am trying to reduce that as well as the fabric stash) .. because of that it came out a bit bigger which was just what I wanted x

I also made this shawl..

.. it is a lace weight and is for my mum We have a wedding in early September and she wanted one to put around her shoulders for the evening when it can be cool at that time of year x

Talking of weather it has been ALL OVER THE PLACE recently. One day of sunshine followed by at least 3 days of rain and wind. The plants in the garden are as confused as the rest of us .. although I have Mr and Mrs blackbird building a nest in my garden x

I MUST try and find time to blog this month .. honestly I will do my best xx 

Hope you are all well x

Diane x


Mad about Craft said...

I bet you wonder how you had time to work!

Terry said...

The weather has been all over the place. . .here too! I'm ready for spring. . .not summer one day and winter the next! Lovely projects. You must knit in your sleep! That granddaughter is precious!

Julie Fukuda said...

They say, "Time flies when you're having fun". You must be having too much fun!

kiwikid said...

How cute is your sleeping grand daughter 😄😄...you have worn her out. Lots of beautiful knitting happening at yours, the toys are super cute and the shawls just beautiful. I have the same problem with time, maybe there are black holes in both hemispheres?? I find we have the same reaction to donated blocks in the Guild here..shame the fabric cutters couldn't be a little more generous!! Hope tour Mum and Dad are back to good health.

mammafairy said...

I am hoping you are enjoying this weekend, with the lovely sunshine. And yes, May has crept up on us all, I think..