Sunday, 21 February 2010

Annie in the Garden Stitchery

Last year our prim group held a Stitchery swap... participating members sent a stitchery each month to a partner, then when all were received we made them up into a final item. Here is my completed blocks made into a small quilt, which I am using to cover my sewing machine. It was a good exercise for me to try out some patchwork blocks I had never attempted before. One day I will make that big quilt I keep promising myself.

Monday, 15 February 2010


Now I'm not much of a knitter, infact I sometimes hate it! But one thing leads to another and well........ it all started with my beautiful DIL buying me this gorgeous handbag. It's in a colour I love and goes well with my big black winter coat, but I didn't have a scarf in the right colour for this cold weather . So off shopping I went and couldn't find a scarf suitable. Then had the brilliant idea... I'll knit one, it can't be that hard, chunky wool and it will grow quickly. Found this great Sirdar Persia yarn, wool blend and it goes perfect. Have now made myself a warm scarf and a beret to match. Very pleased with myself - for a non-knitter!!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Betty Boop Challenge

I decided to try the Betty Boop Challenge set by Rivkah Mizrahi of its a very interesting pattern.... see what you think of my progress so far. The hands are so ugly, may make another set and she has shoulders like a footballer. The black sparkley fabric will be her dress and the red net her underskirt. I can't decide what to use for the hair yet.... maybe wool roving, but I don't like needle felting much. Watch this space.. will I get her finished?

Snowdrops and Soup!

While I was waiting for my soup to cool ready for the freezer I took this photo of the first snowdrops out in my garden........
I love to see them, makes me think better weather is on the way. Well, we had snow and it went away fairly quickly only to come back again, and it is so cold now!

So here are the photos of my carrot soup and my snowdrops.... hope you like both!!