Monday, 3 August 2015

Road Trip Scarf

This is my finished Road Trip Scarf.  The idea came from The Crafternooners Facebook group.  The pattern is by Zooty Owl.

I used King Cole Shine DK yarn in Volcano.  I am very pleased with it.

Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Latest update July 2015

Well this is what I have been working on lately

Finished striped blanket for Enya.  Pattern from Lucy of Attic 24.

Finished quilt for my friends birthday. She loves it.  Pattern from Pam and Nicky 
Lintotts book - Jelly Roll Quilts.

Fluffy socks for Becky.  I started a Sockalong with Christine Perry's Winwick Mum Sockalong with hundreds of other enthusiastic ladies around the world. It's great fun and fabulous to see all the finished socks.

Warm boots for Enya - but unfortunately none fit!

Trip around the world blocks, pattern by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville for Diana's Golden Needle Project in the U.S.

Stitch Markers for Lizzi and me!!!

Finished cardi with gorgeous buttons that all my family tell me they don't think they work well with the yarn.  I like them.

Next project for myself, but larger boots for Enya first, a baby quilt for an as yet unborn, a fishermans rib jumper for hubby and god knows what else.

It's all good though and all enjoyable.

In the meantime, Happy a Crafting xx

Friday, 27 March 2015

Finished Crochet Baby Shawl

Here is a photo of the baby shawl I recently finished for my beautiful grand niece Enya.

Sorry about the photo quality but I forgot to take a picture after I had washed it.  I delivered it to the little lady last weekend.  The pattern is from The Baby Crochet Book 411 Code B from Sirdar.

This is what I am currently working on, also for Enya.

Happy stitching.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Quilt workshop with Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic

I went to a workshop recently at the Limerick Quilt Centre.  The visiting teacher was a wonderful German lady called Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.  We had a workshop on Saturday and another on Sunday.  Saturday's quilt is called Tape It and Sunday's is called Oho.  Brigitte designs fabric for Moda and these quilts are designed with specific fabric cuts in mind. Tape it uses Jelly Rolls and Oho uses a Layer cake.

I really enjoyed both days.

These are the photos of Brigitte' quilts.


You can see more of Brigitte's wonderful work here

This is my version of Tape It. I love it.


Also included is a photo of my sister Margaret and I deep in concentration, and another photo of us with Brigitte.

I am tidying my sewing room at the moment so I can actually get in there to finish these quilts.

In the meantime happy sewing. 

Finished Oz quilts

These are the finished quilts for my nieces in Australia.  The first one is for Maeve and the picture below it was taken today when she opened it up.  The smile on her face made me happy. I hope she likes it.

This next one is the one I made for Riley. There is also a picture below of when she opened it up.  Again her smile says it all. Hope she really likes it.

This is what makes it all worthwhile.

Happy crafting xx

Finished Aran Cardigan

I never posted a photo of my Aran cardigan when it was finished. It is a bit big for me but it is really warm. I think I might make another one - eventually.  The light in the photo isn't great but you get the idea anyway.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Crafty progress

Here is an update of what I have been working on over the last few months. 
Socks for Lizzie for Christmas. 
Two hats for Becky.
Maeve's quilt when it was being pinned out.
Riley's quilt when I was pinning it out on the frame.
A pattern picture of a blanket I just started for Katie's baby.
What I have done so far on the blanket.

See I haven't been idle.  I will post more pictures of the quilts when I have them finished.