Friday, 14 October 2016

Grandson's Quilt

 Last year I made a quilt for my grand-daughter.  That quilt can be seen here.
This one is for her brother Liam

The centre of the quit is made up of small squares stitched together separately (quilt-as-you-go) with an outer boarder of fabrics.  

(click on photos for a closer look)

Now to make a third quilt for the younger sister, hopefully this side of Christmas

Thursday, 6 October 2016

September Scavenger Hunt

I promised to do this last week, I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "I live, I love I craft".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on many things

Cobwebs and rain are a great combination

There are many different blade(s) 
The blades of scissors

The caterpillar tried to make a filigree pattern


Bright, New
My bright red saucepans.  
The large one I purchased new nearly forty years ago.  The tiny one I purchased last year from a vintage site.
Sorry bit of a cheat, I haven't really got anything new so a bit stumped..............

Hard to believe this little girl will be three in January

The Boat Float Dartmouth

The beautiful autumn colours of the Sumac tree

My friend Helen's dog Ben

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hunt the Pic - Linking with Mum's Simply Living

I promised to to this ages ago, and I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "mum's".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on manythings
There were twenty words, but I have combined some of the words to one picture.

Dream, Glance
Daydreaming, and glancing upwards to see what is there

Possession, Time
This watch once belonged to my grandfather, it was presented to him for fifty years service with the same company by HRH Princess Margaret

Wonder, Thought
Wondering and thinking what I will make with these balls of yarn

Source, Beauty, Sight
The sea.........

In the wink of an eye they grow......

Comfort, Weakness 
My weakness for comfort food, especially on chilly winter days

Spectacle, Elegance, Grace


Arrangement,  Smell
The smell of this arrangement was glorious

Happiness, Passion
To be able to teach and pass on skills to a younger generation.  
Thirteen year old Savannah made these felt flowers from the original vintage patterns

Sunday, 18 September 2016


Last week we took the train from Bristol to Edinburgh, and had a wonderful week here. 

We took open top tourist bus rides around Edinburgh. 

We also saw paintings in the National Gallery, went to Dynamic Earth and learnt about the the big bang and the creation of the earth, as well as seeing a million pounds at the Museum on the Mound, a museum of money, and saw a wonderful exhibition of maps at the National Library of Scotland

Went to Tweedbank to see where Sir Walter Scott lived in Abbotsford House .

 Met some friends who we have known for nearly forty years and we all went to the Royal Yacht Britannia. 

I know they probably won't see this but we would like to say thank you to the three ladies who helped us. The first lady and her son who stopped in the rain to point us in the right direction for our hotel after seeing us trying to read a map on our arrival. The lady who told us of a better bus to get to the Royal yacht and then went to look for the correct stop for us. And the lady at the Camera Obscurer who advised we wouldn't see much that morning.

Friday, 26 August 2016

August Scavenger Hunt

Two in one photo.  
Blue carpet with feet.  
A "play" on feet......  The ruler is 24 inches which is two feet, and a pair of feet

The eye of a needle

My little button box

with many buttons

My three favourite people taken on a birthday outing last year

Another two in one photo

My knitting needles and crochet hooks I keep in glass vases.
The long thin brown vase belonged to my mother, and little round pot given to me twenty years ago is Dartington  Glass

Our very green front garden

Floor boards

My choice - the cake I made my seven year granddaughter for her birthday earlier this month with lots of blue smarties.