Thursday, 2 April 2020

I Am On A Roll

 Finishing this Aran Cardi for Little Miss E

 I am sure we are all getting used to our Stay at Home instructions a bit more now.

My best tip is do NOT listen to more that one lot of news a day. We were tuning in to the Tea Time update but now they are just getting political digs in,  so we now only listen to the local section of the news at 6.30pm   They tell us any updates and that is all we need.
 Since doing this I am feeling much less anxious. Still missing my family like crazy, but we are keeping in touch and that will have to do.

Maybe Mr T and myself will end up like those Japanese soldiers on Pacific Islands that emerge 30 years after the war had finished and they had no idea.  😜

You will let me know when it's all over - won't you ? 😦

I have pieced a backing and quilted this quilt for a friend who is about to become a Grannie for the first time

just the binding to add

AND I have made this quilt for another set of first time parents  (who are both teachers)
 I have sorted the fabrics that I am going to piece the backing for this one

Not so much done in the garden as the weather has turned quite chilly but it looks set to brighten at the weekend so I'm making the most of the enforced isewlation time to crack on with some finishes.

Stay safe everyone.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

A Beautiful Week

And I have spent most of it in the garden  - at the rate were going all the jobs that we wanted done by the end of the summer will be done before the summer begins !

I've not done much sewing - but have have (*hangs head in shame) repaired and patched two pairs of Mr T's jeans.  In 40 years that's a first for me and he has been told not to ask again!

Missing these little beauties like crazy 😞

 But it looks like they are having a whale of a time with Mummy and Daddy both working from home. 

And I think I have fallen in love 
Sweet Pea by Laundry Basket Quilts
with this quilt design and then I went onto Laundry Basket Quilts blog and they are holding a Mystery Quilt Along !!!!!

I may have fallen down a rabbit hole 🐰🐇

Stay Safe  - Stay Sane

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Where Do I Start?!?

 Fairly early in the New Year we spent a couple of days visiting our lovely Capital City
 We had a nice hotel (at a bargain price) right near Tower Bridge
 We spent the late afternoon at the top of The Shaard
 and sat and watched the sun go down

The following morning we took a river bus along the Thames to Greenwich 

 London looks so different from the river

 We had lovely wander around Greenwich, and came across the lovely St AFege church, which is undergoing a huge renovation project.  The volunteer guide was so friendly and informative.  It will be interesting to return after all the work is completed.

Popped into Shakespeare's Globe Theater before a scrumptious dinner at Marco Pierre White's Italian
All courtesy of No1 son for our (last years) anniversary treat.

There has been much going on in the garden  and my lovely gifted chainsaw has been working hard

perhaps a tad too hard?
Last week, we took a bit of time of the household chores and took a ride out to Ely to see an exhibition at the Cathedral.

Crowns and Gowns - an exhibition of costumes from film and TV that are filmed on location at the Cathedral

From Elizabeth - The Golden Age

And the Coronation Gown worn by Claire Foy in the TV series "The Crown"

The  embroidery detail was exquisite - it must have weighed on TON!  
We have visited Ely Cathedral before
It's a wonderful building

It has a great Stained Glass museum

Though almost all of the glass in the cathedral is Victorian - all the beautiful medieval glass was destroyed during the reformation.  Old Henry VIII has a lot to answer for !

On the crafting front ...

I have been playing about really - My sewjo seemed to have wandered off.

I did have a go at the Clever Woppet bag
But  not really happy with the handle system

A cast of on the shawl that was meant for baby sister for Christmas. She says it was worth the wait 😀

I have dutifully been working on my Higham Piecemakers Christmas Challenge 

As its an EPP project, progress is quite slow, but I will get there

And then came COVID19 !!!

So we are self distancing as requested by the government, hoping to help stop the spread of this awful virus.  And that's where my sewjo returned!

blocks all finished for the final round on this scrappy Ladder to the Stars quilt

from this book. 
Hopefully be quilting this before the weekend is out. 

Stay Safe, Wash your Hands, and don't stockpile the loo roll!!!