Saturday, 29 October 2011

My Favourite Place

Just got back from a few days on Orkney. It was great, its so peaceful and quiet. Kirkwall has some lovely shops such as Judith Glue and Sheila Fleet and lovely places to eat and chill Helgi's is just one. We made some new friends, Sylvie and Willie who ran the B&B and Jane the painter.

Jane Puckering has been in the Orkneys for the last month painting and in that time I think she has got to know everyone on Orkney. For some reason I can't make the link to Jane's website work. Sorry Jane, anyone wanting to look needs to google Jane Puckering. Lovely art!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Kindle Cosy

I needed something to keep my Kindle safe in my hand bag so rustled up this cosy this morning. Number One Son shared a number of books he had on his kindle so I now have lots of books to choose from. Although a Kindle is not a book I do find it easy to use, light to hold and great when travelling. I expect Number One will want me to make him one, not with flowers though.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Centre Block for Hearts All Around

Here is a picture of the block I'm going to put in the middle of the Hearts All Around Quilt. It is smaller than the ones in the pattern but if I surround it with the 4" blocks that sit beneath the ones in the pattern it should fit. I think it will be perfect but we shall see when all the other bocks are done and I try to put it all together.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hearts All Around Quilt 2

The next three blocks are done, I'm enjoying all the handsewing in this quilt, it's very relaxing. This BoM is from Popular Patchwork.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Oh No! Not Another New Craft!

I have been so busy at work recently that I have not been sitting at my sewing machine as much as I would like, my knitting projects were getting a little tiresome so I picked up the embroidery hoop I bought a while ago. I did a bit of surfing and came across Doodle Stitching on Flickr. A couple of clicks on Amazon later and I was off. Think I could get hooked on this, because I haven't got enough things to occupy my itchy fingers, Not!

I'm off to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally tomorrow to feed my crafty obsessions. Yay!