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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A Privy for my Birthday...

Its my Birthday this week and here is my early Birthday present. It looks a lot like an old fashioned Privy, which is why I like it so much. Now, I can keep all my gardening things together. 
It came flat packed and Mr M put it together and believe it or not he was one screw short
(he is always one screw short).

 He has some repair work to do on my cold frames, then this little corner of the garden will be sorted.

The view out of the back door is changing as the narcissi are beginning to open.

Mr M does not like gardening but he is quite happy to do all the woodworking, and landscaping as and when we need it.

Every time the sun shines I am in the garden, so there has not been a lot of sewing done, though I did do some quilting on my Battle of Sole Bay Block.
Some rather large big stitch quilting in the sky and machine quilting on the sea.

The Sun is shining so you know where I am off too :0))

Keep safe and keep stitching.....................Doti...

Monday, 11 April 2016

Time to do some Quilting.

I thought it was time to do some quilting, when I heard it was only 3 months till our Gt Grandson is due to arrive. 

So I started on his quilt, (the fabric is called Guess how much I love you by Clothworks) and is really lovely. I took the idea for the pattern from Lynne Goldsworthy pattern Forest Friends.

The large squares are 8 1/2" as I wanted to show case the lovely bunnies. The photo does not do it justice but just the borders to add and then get it sandwiched and quilted.

A little more knitting was done, and of course it had to be socks.

They look so little next to a pair of normal socks. Fiddly but great fun to make.

A lot of gardening has been done over the weekend. I have been in and out like a yo-yo dodging the April showers.:0)
For those of you who follow my blog here is a view from the back door, not much colour there as yet, and yep the shed door needs a lick of paint..

Last time when I did a round up of the lovely quilts at our Bee, I left out this one of my friend Sandra's. It is machine appliquéd and she has quilted it beautifully, most of it by hand.

Well, the sun is out so it's off to the garden again, till it rains and then it will be cutting borders for the baby quilt..

Keep safe and keep stitching.......................Doti...

Monday, 4 April 2016

All things Knitting..

This week has been mostly knitting on the craft side, and on the sunny days spring cleaning and gardening. 
It is lovely to have had all the windows open and the bed quilts blowing on the line.
Sadly today, it's back to English weather, peeing with rain.
So the log burner is lit and we are snuggled in again, I really thought spring was on it's way.. 

 I have finished the third Hap, this really is a great pattern and so easy to knit. Pattern bought from Ravelry, its called "A Hap for Harriet" by Kate Davis Designs.

 Baby cardigan knitted for our soon to be great Grandchild, Just the seams to sew up, I am a sower for goodness sake so why oh! why do I hate sewing up knitted garments :0)

Loveknitting had this great yellow wool on sale, now who could resist that. Well, not me, so I am knitting myself this bright pair to cheer myself up. Yellow always does it for me..

It was not all knitting, I did manage to sew this block for Sally. She is the mama for April for ST2 group. It is a big old block 18"X14", ( I do prefer appliqué rather than pieced), so it was a learning curve for me.There is a pattern for this quilt over on sewfreshquilts http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/ 
called Dog Gone Cute..

I picked what I thought was the easiest, but believe me it was't..

On that note, going to sit by the the fire and get some knitting done..

Keep safe and keep stitching.........................Doti...