Sunday, 17 April 2016

It's Been A Funny Old Week

or so really.  Lots going on which interrupts the creative pursuits, which might be a good job, because when I did get four little incubator size quilts pieced, I had to unpick as many seams as I sewed!

Sometimes you just can't get your mind to concentrate, so I have put things to one side and am doing what I fancy rather than what I maybe should be doing.

I have a Block of The Month quilt being sent from the lovely Kids Quilts and I really would like to keep up with that, so I have started tracing the applique shapes onto Bondaweb, ready to crack on with that.  

 I did pop to the monthly Crochet Group meeting and managed to work this baby bib from
this pattern, which is written in Icelandic, so I worked from the chart!
I used some soft DMC Natura yarn which is lovely and soft and I hope will soak up any spillages!

 I have tried to keep up with a bit of exercise and joined Sister Two at Sywell Country Park for the 2 1/2 mile walk around the reservoir. It takes just about an hour to do the circuit, and we get a lot of chat in at the same time too .  On Tuesday she came over and we strode of in the sunshine down the lanes to Stanwick Lakes. 
 The only down side is that on this walk you have to turn round and take the same route back home. I much prefer a circular route. But it was fine and again we discussed lots of stuff 

When we had got just about a third of the way home, the rain started. No - it's fine, it's only a shower.  Hummmmp!  That was not a shower, we could have canoed the way back and we were soaked right down to the undies. A bedraggled photo sent to my lovely niece brought the response " you should be prepared and take a Kagoul. No sympathy there, and I suppose that she is right! We should remember that in April, just because the sun is shining now, it very well may not be doing so in an hour.  Anyway, a round trip of just under 5 miles was completed in a surprisingly short time.

And NO old lady hips the following day !!

A friend called me on Thursday and said that she was going to a yarn shop that I have not visited before and would I like to join her.  Well, why not?  It's not far from where I live, and 15 minutes saw us there.  Purlwise has been open just a year, and they have a nice selection of yarn for sale and at good prices, not just fancy expensive (if lovely)  ones. 

We were greeted with a cup of tea and had plenty of time to browse the shelves, (though I certainly didn't need ANY yarn) 

 But did pick up a couple of balls of a variegated yarn for a cardi for Little Miss  and a couple of balls of a Cotton/Bamboo blend that I plan to make this wrap in.

Darling Daughter came to stay on Saturday night and  kindly put me right as to how to get the new cover securely attached to my chair. She lent the brute force that I needed to hold the fabric tightly in place whilst the staple gun snapped into action

I can see a couple of "could do betters" but am really happy with how this has turned out and as I used an old (not THAT old) pair of curtains and the chair had been given to me I think that this is a win win.
Off to sit in the chair in the sunshine and progress my Waiting for Rain shawl for an hour or so.


  1. Well done on finishing the bib, I still think it should be for high days and holidays. The chair is stunning, enjoy sitting in the sun X

  2. I go through Kimbolton regularly and didn't know the shop was there - goodness me, I must be slipping!! Like the bib.

    I am still looking for a project with the silk yarn!!