Sunday, 20 October 2013

Little knee blanket

Hi, finished a new knee blanket today.

Not the best of photos but the days are getting shorter. This will brighten up a dull day.

Hope you have had a great weekend.

S xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

It's been a crafty week

Just a quick post. Welcome to my newest follower, Ellen, you are number 20. Just need one more to get the key of the door ;-) ??????

I've finished the illuminated letter 'S', here's a few photos.

Don't know whether it's a dragon or a double headed serpent.

Tuesday night made a crochet pumpkin ready for Halloween.

Off out to my crochet class tonight.

Hope you are having a good week.

S xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Busy weekend - Quiet Sunday

I cannot believe it's been a week since I last had time to blog, was aiming for at least two per week.  Not had much time for crafting either. It was my granddaughters third birthday. She is really growing up, we had a great time.

But I do have I few photos to share.

A WIP which I have picked up, will start work on this this evening. It's an illuminated letter S, in cross stitch which looks like a dragon.

Dressmaking pieces, cut out and ironed, ready for Monday night's sewing session.

And finally a bag I crocheted in the summer, which seems a long time ago as I'm currently sat in front of the fire.

Hope you had a good week, and that the coming week is just as good.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Completed Sunday stitching experiment

Happy Sunday to my blog followers and visitors. For the last few Sundays I've been linking in with Chrissie and a stitch along. I'm really enjoying the process and have been experimenting with a technique I've not tried before. Cut work. Not the delicate white work which I've seen before, but something a bit more substantial.

Today is the day I cut out some of the fabric. Scary, scary.

Shiny sharp new scissors, Sheffield Steel.

I've had them quite a while, this is the first time I've used them.

Started with the leaves.

Then moved onto the petals.

Must confess that I had to redo one of the petals, as I caught it and cut the thread.

But overall I'm pleased with how it has turned out.

No excuses now, must make a start on the housework.

S xx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Photos from Yarndale

Hello, mid week and I've managed to get the computer up and running and sorted out my photos from Yarndale.  But before the photos can I just say welcome to my latest followers and also thank you for all your encouraging comments about my stitching Sunday.

Yarndale Diary
Set off early morning to catch the train to Skipton.  Lovely journey, chatting and crocheting with friends.  Not the only people on the train who were knitting/crocheting.  Lovely Settle/Carlisle line, such stunning scenery.  Sorry I didn't take any photos, but would recomment you take a journey on this sometime.

Met at Skipton train station by a shuttle double decker bus, all decked out in colourful woolly bunting and flowers.  This is part of the inside of the downstairs.

What a sight in the entrance hall.  Look at all this lovely bunting - my granddaughter was very impressed and would like some for her bedroom. I'm going to be busy!

Not confident about taking too many pictures as the artists have all worked so hard, but here are some photos from the day.

Lovely crochet bags

And flowers, not seen them edged in such a way before and very nicely displayed

 Very colourful patchwork display, triangles of crochet put together like a patchwork blanket, so cool.

 Lots of crochet stars, joined together.

Kits you could buy to make these wonderful scarfs - wish I had taken extra money. Not a scarf to wear but I'd love to have one just hanging about on my wall, they are so beautiful.

I was quite taken with all the lovely crochet food on offer

Would you think that this garlic is made of wool - I had to look twice.  This stall was a group that had come all the way over from Malaga, Spain
And finally, if you have a large animal head on the wall, why not make it look pretty.
Back home on the train, tired but with a head full of ideas.  Oh and I  bought a bit of wool too.
Hope you are having a good week.