Friday, August 15, 2014


Poor neglected blog. I really didn't mean to be gone so long but it's been so hot I just haven't felt like sitting at the PC for the time it takes to put a blog post together.
Add to that my new fascination with Instagram although I'm a bit late to that particular party.
So, the things I have to show are many and varied but are mostly to do with yarn as I have not been stitching much at all.
My lovely friend Pat in the USA stitched a beautiful Shepherd's Bush design and mounted it on the top of a Cottage Garden jewellery box.

Such an exciting package to open

as there was also this gorgeous sewing pocket

which when opened revealed lots of tiny treasures. I absolutely love the petite scissors . Thank you Pat I love everything you sent.

My own cross stitch sampler is coming along very slowly but there has been some small progress

There has been quite a lot of knitting - all project details are on my Ravely page


a shawl

and a cotton dishcloth that will be used as a potholder

Next up is the crochet. I'm working on a Rainbow Ripple baby blanket

and I finally finished my Cath Kidston inspired crochet granny square afghan that has been about three years in the making

and finally a bit of sewing. I made a pouch from Cath Kidston fabrics to match some things I already have

and another pouch from the Noodlehead Open Wide Pouch tutorial

and I think that's just about everything. I'm sorry I haven't been very good about keeping up with my blog reading. I hope to do better when the weather cools down a bit. It has been extremely hot here!
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Happy crafting!