Saturday, 23 June 2012

Log Cabin Quilters Summer Exhibition

Mine is second row from the back on the left in this picture. I hope someone else apart from my mum voted for mine!

The Linus Quilt Challenge completed and exhibited at this exhibition today. See this blog post. Don't they all look lovely and so different given we were all given the same two fat quarters to get us started.  As well as the Linus Quilts there were dozens of beautiful quilts made by members of the group, so much talent, I can only aspire!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Leibster Award

Jane from Sew Create It thought I was deserving of the Leibster Award. Thank you Jane.

Liebster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

Here are the rules for the Liebster blog award:
1.  Link back to the person who awarded it to you.
2.  Post the award to your blog.
3.  Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

  1. Ever Green Knits, Lovely knits and pictures.
  2. Fig Knits, lovely colours.
  3. Woolfish, yarn, patterns and retreats.
  4. Yarns From The Plain, great knitting and yarny podcasts.
  5.  Peartree Tales,Lovely sewing projects.
4.  Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.
5.  List 5 random facts that people don’t know about you.

Five facts about me.
  • I love bridges and hate tunnels.
  • I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • My Grandmother's name was Clothilde, isn't that gorgeous!
  • I hate beetroot
  • I have a chocolate brown mini and I love it.

Judi Knits and Sews Etsy Shop Now Open!

The Ruby Moda By Quilt, pincushions, a cushion and a couple of bags are now for sale in my Etsy Shop. I thought it was about time I reinstated the shop as I'm running out of room and I don't need lots of pincushions even though I love making them. Fingers crossed. I think the next step will be a facebook page, I know nothing about this so if anyone out in blogland there has any comments to make then I'd love to hear them.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Patchwork Sampler Throw

Progress so far on this throw, the yarns are just gorgeous to work with. Each one is a mixture of blue faced leicester wool and another British Wool. I've been receiving a skein once a month for the last six months from The Natural Dye Studio's Great British Wool Club. Each yarn is going to have a different knitted square, there are cables, textures, lace and my own idea of motif, it has to be a sheep. 

I had intended to do a lot more sewing while I am looking after my elderly mother but her health needs mean that I an unable to stay focused on a project for very long so knitting these squares is just the ticket. The days are long so much knitting is happening, there is an up side! I may just have to make another one when this one is finished to keep myself busy.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Latest Photos for 112 for 2012 Challenge

#67 River, Pond or Lake

#7 Rainy Day

As you can see the theme for this last week has been the weather! The first picture I took at Crick last Sunday when the hubs and I went to the Canal Boat Show. It rained all day. The second was just yesterday when Mum and I spent all day looking out at the rain, it was a miserable day, these drops on the window were very pretty though.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Crochet Canal Lace

After visiting the canal boat show at Crick last weekend. And having a bit of a yen for a traditional narrow boat. I just had to have a go at this. It's so easy and quick. I just need the boat to go with it.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Blogging On My Phone!

This is the first time I have attempted blogging from my phone. So no pictures or fancy stuff. Just a try it and see.
I'm using instructions from Needles, Pins and Baking Tins blog. Needles, Tins and Baking Tins.

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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Little Elephant

Today's make, this little elephant from this months edition of Mollie Makes. It took an hour or so to make using little scraps of felt. Mine is the green one. Next time I'll use a less obvious thread for the blanket stitch as it is too much of a contrast.

Little Nellie has now become my new scissor keeper.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Linus Quilt Finished

I finished this today, I only started it yesterday. Emma of Little Star Cottons donated two fabrics to our quilting group, the blue spot and the one with the animals. Using the two fabrics, a fat quarter of each, and some other fabrics of our own we have all made a baby quilt for Project Linus. They will all be on display at our annual exhibition on 23rd June and visitors will be asked to choose their favourite. 

I used this patten  from Oh Franson's blog, it went together really quickly, she used a charm pack so her squares were 5 inches, I went for 6 inch to make the quilt just a little bigger. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone else's efforts at their quilts, and how the fabrics have been used.