Friday, 29 July 2016

Lots of Gardening

 has taken place over the past couple of weeks, and it still looks like an attack from "Day of the Triffids"!!
I am thrilled how this little display has turned out though!
Back in May

Some sewing is going on still. After the workshop at Group  I decided to experiment with the intention of making a Fold and Stitch wreath that had a straight outside edge.

Much thought went into this and I decided that a Hexagon shape would work

 Well, geometry was never my strong suit so I will be trying an Octagon next !!!

I had my Block of the Month box out to check that I was up to date with my homework, before Christine and David from Kids Quilts arrive to stay for a few days before heading off to exhibit at Festival of Quilts again. 

I have to confess, I was a bit behind,  but not anymore!


 Just a couple more block to arrive and then this bright and cheery quilt can be put together

This month's Mini Mania Challenge was "Seminole" so that has been finished in double quick time

 And included a bit of unpicking!  Note to Self - change the bobbin colour!!!

The reveal is not until Sunday so you will have to wait to see the finished item.

I have also been clicking the knitting needles away.

My Hilltop shawl is now finished - and I Love Love Love it !!  The colour is not to everyone's taste - but this one is for ME!!!

 The Antarktis Shawl only took a few evenings to finish -

and I won the "yarn chicken" - but only just!

 I had been encouraging a neighbour who likes to knit, but does not have much confidence so I thought that this shawl from Purlwise was a winner for her. She wants to gift one to one of her sisters. Three months on and she had not even cast on, so over the fence it was passed and I got my head down and completed this within the week!
 Though I will hang on to it for a bit or I may be asked to make her another!

With the new arrival due in a few weeks some baby knitting has gone on too.
This yarn was also purchased fro Purlwise and the pattern to go with it. I think the worst job of knitted garments is the sewing together so instead of knitting separate fronts and back I did this one altogether up to he armhole. It was only then that I realised that this design had a seam on the top of the sleeve!! 

Not happy with that so .....
can you see the join?
I "Kitchenered" the two pieces together. 

 After the baby knitting I think that this will be the next project
 We shall see......

 And a little snap of yesterday's trip to the "seaside" !!!
where's the water?!?
 Luckily Little Miss was happy jumping in the "muddy puddles!"


  1. I feel quite worn out reading all the knitting, crochet etc that you have been doing!! Where is the sea and where was this?

  2. You have been busy. Love the way the magic yarn knits up as a fair isle knit, truly magic. The shawls are lovely and so addictive to Knit while watching TV