Monday 29 October 2018


.. we in the UK put our clocks back .. which means that we have to accept that WINTER is on the way. JUST TO RUB IT IN .. I went out to the car this am and it was FROZEN due to the fact that the temperature was -2 degrees! Granted I was out early because I had to have mum at the hospital at the crack of dawn because she is having the first cataract removed.. she was SO GRUMPY.. as she said she doesn't get up until AFTER 8 am on a normal day!! As you can imagine I dropped her off .. AND RAN !! lol x

UPDATE; (just back from collecting her .. all went well x)

I have not gone any further with the quilt top I showed you last time .. Im thinking about it ! I did make a cot blanket for a little girl who was born 4 weeks early.. (she is doing well x)

At  Sandbach Quilt Group we were making a Christmas Tree decoration … and as the person (read idiot !) that suggested we have an alternative for those who have made it before/don't want to do a tree .. I got the job!! SO I was the alternative make in the corner!! Very simple decoration idea.. but seemed to go over well..

… they were quick to make too x

The INVICTUS games have been on so I needed a project to work on (and soak up the tears!) It turned into three..

I learned linen stitch for the yellow one … you may be able to see it on the "plain section". It was interesting and easy to do.

 NOW I am working on a red shawl to wear during November  (not quite poppy red .. but close) .. for this one I have learnt star stitch..

It will look better when it is blocked .. but you get the idea x

At Congleton Quilt Group we were given the fabric for this years challenge block..

… you may remember I "won" blocks last year that have become a table runner .. I WILL NOT be "winning" this year .. I will REFUSE!

The head gardener has been .. to keep grandma under control..

Hope you are all having a wonderful Autumn .. before winter gets here xx

Diane x

Wednesday 10 October 2018


.. has once again slipped away from me .. but I am still here .. I promise xx lol x

Since I last spoke to you all I have once again been made a grandma (that makes 4 boys and 1 girl x) x My daughter (in Australia) had a .. not so .. little boy x He weighed 9 POUNDS and 6 ozs…. no idea what that is in metric!.. but BIG in any language x So far the reports are that he is content, a good feeder AND a good sleeper x 

I asked his brother what he though of the new baby.. the answer? … GRANDMA  !..... I am fixing the wheel on this trolley!.. well that told me!

There was already some knitting on the go for the big brother .. so some extra was done for the little one ..

… they are for next winter .. as they are coming into spring now x... bit more stash used up too.

At Congleton quilt group we had a sewing evening and made..

.. a slightly bow-legged fairy xx lol x

This week we were sewing an art project ,.. but I forgot my camera .. so that will have to come later when we do the next part. I CAN however show you what I came home with ..

.. free to a good home x lol x I stewed them this am .. yummy x

I finished the 5 gold rings..

and I don't mind the slightly wonky look now x It feels good to be ahead of myself this year.

Our local Linus Quilt representative was telling us that she is getting plenty of baby and small child quilts and not so many for older children/teenagers … so I went to the scrap bag and have started a top..

I am "thinking" about what to do with it next x

The garden still has some colour  despite some decidedly "sharp" mornings..


My mum has been at the hospital again .. she is to have her cataracts removed..OH MY! We will all be in for it when she can see better! lol x 

Hope you are all well .. we are in the midst of flu jabs and dire warnings of storms and cold weather here xx AH! Winter is coming x

Diane x