Wednesday, 25 November 2015


It turned much colder at the weekend. We even had a bit of snow during Saturday night

I know there isn't very much but at least I can say we have had some this winter.
Today  my friend Terri opened the parcel I sent her. I managed to time it for her birthday so now I can show the photos.

She liked it so I was pleased.  I have woven two similar pieces of cloth and  back in the summer after I  had knitted the handle for this bag and backed it with the fabric I realised that I had used the wrong fluffy yarn. They are very similar but different enough to notice so I had to take the handle apart and start again. Luckily a handle is only about 10 stitches wide and I use 6mm needles so it did not take too long to redo it.

The piece of weaving that is currently on the loom is now finished. For the next piece I am going to try out a technique I found on You Tube.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Latest makes

Roger Reindeer is from a pattern in Sew Home and Style Magazine December 2014
The original is in light brown spotty fabric but I fancied a more traditional look
I am pleased with him so I might make another quirky one.
Angelica Angel is a pattern by Michaela Smith for Quilting Antics 
I bought this at Yarndale back in September. I am pleased with her. The clothing was a bit fiddly and I would have preferred it if the bodice had been double instead of trying to turn tiny hems around the neck and arm. So when I make the next one I might try and make that alteration.
Luna Lapin was a kit that I also bought at Yarndale it is from a company called Coolcrafting
She was very easy to make. But I never did work out the instructions for the bow on her dress. So she is wearing it as a scarf. I just could not figure out what they meant and the illustration was not very clear. But I am pleased with her and wish I had spent the extra and bought the white version complete with red coat.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


... is living up to the stereotype of fog and drizzle. The temperature has not risen above 10C and the damp seeps through one's skin to the bone. However on the weather forecast they insist it is mild for the time of year.

The Autumn colours continue to impress which is a bonus

Bowling Park on Sunday afternoon before the fog came back.

Jaco came to visit and enjoyed himself playing with a stick.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Where did October go?

It ran off with out me posting one post until now.

 One sunny day in autumn a cat heard a bluetit in a tree
 and decided to climb up and investiage
 he climbed and climbed but just as he reached the top the bird flew down.
 So he decided he did not like heights and he better do likewise.
 He wasn not really sure how to do it.
 So he slid along the branches
 and then realised he might be stuck.
 He thought
 and thought, trying to look cool and care free
 and then carefully put one paw in front of the other
 and slowly felt his way
 to the trunk of the tree.
 At last he was able to see the ground
 jumped onto the grass
and nonchalantly walked home for his tea as if nothoing had happend.

breakfast as if nothing had happend.

Before I started photographing him there had been two cats up there. One had got down really easily but Mr Tabby took about four minutes.