Tuesday, 24 February 2009


I went shopping today at Homebase and bought some shelving (as you would expect) but look what else fell into the trolley! Is the urge to bake infectious? If so will somebody please tell me what the cure is.

Some thing else that takes me out of my comfort zone is this impulse purchase. I didn't intend to buy a new pair of shoes but I couldn't resist. Normally I am a flat heeled person.

This is the latest quilt that Pam is working on. I love the colours they are so cheerful.

And last but by no means least look what was waiting for me when I got home today. What more could you ask for - some chocolate perhaps, more about that later in the week.

Sunday, 22 February 2009


I have been busy with homework this week.
This is my quilting sample. The pink heart is painted Bondaweb. The stitching is Granite stitch worked in free machine embroidery. It took a long time to do and I had an aching neck and shoulders, I won't be rushing to do it again.

The next two samples are all about colour blending in the needle.The first one shows the effect you get when you have different colours on the top and in the bobbin. I like this one best.

This is another sample of colour blending in the same way, but stitching over a hole. I did take a picture of the other side because it shows the other colours used, but it isn't here and I don't know where it's gone. Perhaps blogger ate it!

This little lady is going to Australia. I am sending her to the Toy Society and hopefully she will bring a smile to another little lady's face.

I made a quilt to keep her cosy. It isn't quite finished I just need to sew on the binding.

I hope you all had a good weekend.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Something's Wrong

Something is really wrong when I start cooking. This evening I have made Lemon Curd! It looks, tastes and smells like the real thing and I think it is going to set. Not bad for me. I found the recipe courtesy of Moogs Mum who found it here.

Give it a go as it's really easy and smells gorgeous.

As I type this we have got more of the white stuff falling from the sky. It does look nice but it is becoming a bit of a nuisance.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

It's Here

It's here, it's here, it's here!!!!!! The white stuff has finally arrived, we had five inches of snow this morning. I had thought we were going to miss it all together. The dog was very excited and has been out to play. I went for a walk with my dad this morning. It's very hard work walking in deep snow. We were out for two hours my legs ached so much when we got back I had to have a rest. I did get some nice photos while we were out and about.
Just after I took this photo of the bridge we saw a group of people pushing a van over it. It's a Roman single track bridge and isn't particularly easy to get over at the best of times. It makes a nice photo though.
This is the River Welland. Don't the swans look happy. You can just see the snow settling on the river.

This is Priory Church in Deeping St James.

Now for some crafty stuff. This is Hair Pin Lace Crochet. It's easy to do but fiddly while you are trying to get to grips with the Hair Pin tool. It also grows very quickly. When you have more than one row of crochet you can crochet them together to make scarves, shawls and anything else that takes your fancy.

This is my very first attempt at Foundation Piecing Patchwork. Pam is teaching me, it is a little confusing though. You sew the fabric to the paper. Pam assures me that everything will be okay and when it is finished I will have a Needlecase. I will let you know.

It should look something like this when it's finished. This is one that Pam made earlier.