Friday, 24 October 2008

Try again next year

I had a birthday yesterday which turned into a bit of a non event. I worked in the morning, went to bed in the afternoon as I am sooooo tired at the moment and the meal we should have eaten in a localish pub was cancelled as they had a power cut - never mind, there's next year!

I had some lovely birthday presents though! A portable DVD player with carrying case which I really wanted, I want to be able to use it when I'm card making and quilting as the 2 areas I use for these activities don't have TVs in them. I also was given a necklace with earrings set, a Dove toiletries set, flowers and some other bits.

On Sunday I'm off to north of the border, to Edinburgh to see SofM.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

And the winner is.......

The winner of my Fall into fall giveaway is...............................

Janice at Jan's Jabber.

I'll e-mail you, Janice so you can let me have your snail mail address.

I'l also photograph what I'm sending.

Friday, 17 October 2008


This is just a quick post on the work computer as we've lost internet conection at home.
Sorry, I've not posted the Fall into Fall winner, I will do as soon as I can.

Monday, 13 October 2008


I haven't run away but I haven't posted because I want to show some photos but I have to through the rigmarole of downloading them at work before I show them on my computer at home. I meant to take the camera with me today but forgot so I'll try again tomorrow.

Wow! I currently have 96 comments for my Fall into Fall giveaway. I do hope some of these visitors will continue to visit once the giveaway is over!

I'm still kintting, I'm still on the wasitband of the cardi I'm doing from the lastest Women's Weekly knitting mag. It's 418 rows long and I'm on the last 100 now! Don't feel too sorry for me, there are only 21 stitches on the needle.

No quilting, plenty of draming about quilting but some card making this weekend.

Monday, 6 October 2008

A nice weekend!

Well! I got to Wales but I didn't go until Saturday due to a cold. But there was an up side to this - I got to go shopping! Even better, with no husband in tow asking me whether I really need what I'm buying.

Guess what I went shopping for?

The Fall into fall giveaway prize! 4 FQ's in Clothwork's 'Sew Much Love' range plus some handbag charms. These were purchased at my nearest LQS 'Sew Simple' at Lady Heyes Craft Centre ( see post of 1st October). I also bought a couple of Christmas Stocking fillers for DD but I'm not telling in case she looks at this blog.

I then drove on into North Wales and went to Aberkhan Fabrics (see post of 30th May). Again I did well on the quilting fabrics. I bought over 17 meters of fabric, mainly Timeless Treasures and Red Rooster. In the U.K we pay on average £10 per meter so I would have paid £170 for what I bought if I paid full price. As well as the fabric I bought a batick jelly roll, I am soooo looking forward to using this. I also bought some King Cole Mirage DK to knit a cardigan from the new Womans' Weekly knitting & crochet mag.

I have got enough fabric, yarn and card making stuff to last until the next millenium. I just need some time!!

The rain on Saturday night was awful!!! Yesterday I drove up the Conwy valley and it was flooded. I'll post about the mill I found up there another time.

Friday, 3 October 2008


I am sooooo excited about this giveaway.

I am still at home, we've not gone to Wales yet as the Oh! Bearded One has been trying to do something for work that needs to be ready for Monday morning (he hasn't been successful). I have a cold that is making me feeling grot and I am being lazy.

So, I opened my e-mail and saw the amount of respsonse I have had so far about my giveaway and it only went on last night!

Ohhhhhhhh! so exciting to see comments from new visitors to the blog!

See you Monday!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Swaps and giveaways

I am participating in 2 swaps and a giveaway.

Now being stupid and not really reading the instructions properly I haven't got pictures up of my giveaway yet. I am taking part in Fall into fall giveaway hosted by Debi. This lady must think I'm completely barmy, nevermind, she's right!

Now, the giveaway - there are 40 other people taking part in this. You need to click on each of our links (the picture on my sidebar will take you to the other participants), leave a comment about what you like about Autumn (fall) on our blogs and your names will be entered into a draw held by each of us. The winning names will be announced by each of us on October 15th. I will be giving away some fat quarters from Clothworks 'Sew Much Love' range, some handmade cards and some other goodies including chocolate of course . There are some really lovely giveaway prizes so have a go. For my giveaway you need to have a blog.

As you can see from my sidebar I am taking part in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap and a knitting swap. I am really excited about these.

I'll be under radar over the weekend as I am away with the Oh! Bearded One in North Wales. We go tomorrow.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Things in waiting

This post is photo heavy as I haven't posted photos for a while. The photos are of things I've started but not finished

This quilt top is waiting to be quilted but I won't start it until I've finished the other 2 on the go.

These socks have been frogged and knitted more times than I've had hot dinners. At the moment they are not far off where they were in this photo - one complete and the other ready to knit the heel flap.

This quilt top is one of the 2 that is being hand quilted. This quilt is supposed to be for a collegue at work who has had so much ill fortune you wouldn't believe it if I told you. The only trouble is that it has taken me so long to get on with it, she is going through a settled period. I have decided just to carry on with it because I'll probably need to give it to her at some point.

This yarn is Sirdar Just Soya and it was going to be a summer short sleeved cardi but I decided I wouldn't wear it so it has been frogged and the yarn is waiting to be reknitted.

I frogged this because I really can't stand knitting moss stitch. The yarn is a Rowan yarn but I can't just think which one. It'll get knitted up into something I'm sure.

This is Noro Silk Garden which a love dispite the hedgerow being spun into it. This garment has been frogged though because it was going to work out too small but I'm going to try it again.

I am very cross with myself because I've lost this pattern. It's somewhere in the house but I just don't know where. It will be some other pattern I can't find either. Once I've finished SofM's jumper I want to get this started so I'm going to have to pray to St. Anthony to help me find it!
I am very pleased to report that DD is feeling much better. I think the talk we had and the good cry she had has helped but If she feels that low again she will be going to the Doctor's. Thank you for the concern and kind comments.
She and I have been out this afternoon for a couple of hours and she seemed her normal cheerful self. We had a lovely lunch of homemade chunky veggie soup and bread, it was lovely. We were at Lady Heyes Craft centre. We went to have a look at Crab Apple crafts for card making stuff. The owner of this shop appears on crafting shows on QVC, I am afraid I never watch QVC so I've not seen her.