Monday 30 June 2014


 ... this is the correct link..    soscrappy: ScrapHappy Saturday - Farewell to Yellow .. for the last post xx Don't know what happened with the last one x

Diane x


.. we went to Adams for dinner ... it is SOOO good when someone else cooks xx LOVE it x As part of my birthday presents I was given this ...

SO it had to be chocolate cake for afters ..

mmm didn't last too long xx

Over at there is a Rainbow Scrap Challenge x The colour for June was YELLOW ... You may remember that the latest challenge at Sandbach Quilt group is to cover a bag... SO I decided to combine the 2 challenges. I pulled out my YELLOWS and now I have ...

I was not sure what to do with the handles .. then I found some yellow bias binding and sewed that along them xx ....I do like playing with fabrics xx

Hope you have had a chance to play xx


Sunday 29 June 2014


............ in  Alsha's Space: 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge is RED. I am very fond of this colour and so finding pictures was NOT a problem xx I could choose any one of these..

I will leave it to decide which one YOU would choose x

The quilt they are wrapped up in is my FIRST log cabin ..

as you can see it has been much used .. and LOVED ..and washed! And it is the FIRST one I used fleece on the back x

... yes! you read that right .. I made it ALL by hand .. I had been working nights on a VERY quiet ward (first and LAST time ever)!!.. it is a wonderful warm and cosy red .. and I am sure that is one of the reasons it has been SO loved . It was a favourite of my daughters .. but they just did not have room to take it to Australia with them .. makes me think of her every time I see it x

Pop over and see the other entries and maybe enter one of your own while you are there xx

Diane x

ps. I haven't traded the boys in .. its my sons cat!! lol x

Friday 27 June 2014


... the bag swap? WELL... I got the most fabulous bag from Sharon in Australia xx.....


isn't it just the bees knees? I love it xx AND she included a few other goodies as well ..

have already used it .. and had it MUCH admired xx.... oh! and the tea has been drunk as well xxx

Diane x

Wednesday 25 June 2014


... recovered from whatever insanity has had it in its grip for the last few days!! HOORAY for that! I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms xx Mind you I am not saying how long it will take to catch up with everyone!! lol x

I have managed to get some sewing done the last couple of days x I am working on a hand quilting project that hopefully will be ready for unveiling at the weekend .. and ..

these are the skating boots that are the June B-O-T-M panel ....

... off to try and catch up on some reading before Blogger has another breakdown!! lol x

Diane x

Sunday 22 June 2014


this weeks picture in ....... Alsha's Space: 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge ... we are on week 23.... and the word is LIFT


this is the picture of me, my friend and her daughter waiting to go into the .. LIFT .. to level 23 .. which is the Hilton Hotel Cloud Restaurant Manchester ..where they took me for my birthday Afternoon Tea last week .

Diane x

Saturday 21 June 2014


..... here is the tutorial of how to make hexagon chopkey. The book they came from is...

to start you need 2 hexagons ... when you measure them it is along the straight edge .. for this you need an inch difference .. I used a 1 and 2 inch size...


.. the smaller one is the bottom .. the larger the top. I found it easiest when starting to use plain/solid fabric . ..

fold the hexagon along each straight side .. with the fold facing UP..


match the points on the 2 hexagons and pin .. from the outside in...


match ALL 6 points to make this..


take the folded point between finger and thumb and fold to one side ... it doesn't matter WHICH side as long as it is the same one all the way round..


take the pin and place it where the fold is...


gently press down and "tweak" the hexagon into place..


tack around the edges..

iron and add a bead or button to the centre...

NOW it is up to you to decide how to use them xx cushions .. on bags .. on clothes .. to make broaches .. its up to you ... have FUN xx

Diane x