Saturday, 15 February 2014
Talk about slow blogging! It's been no blogging for the last couple of weeks. I seem to have been so busy with crochet and patchwork classes, weekend visitors and family commitments. Time to catch my breath, sit down and write a few words down. I'm linking up with "Proud to be a Slow Blogger" over at kettleboiler.
Last weekend by sister-in-law and her husband came to stay. Lovely to catch up, eat some good food and drink some wine.
Yesterday I drove up to Birmingham to buy some fabric for a class next Saturday and to visit my daughter Jenny and her family. I stayed over so that they could go out for a Valentine's day meal and I stayed in to babysit my two lovely grandchildren.
The fabric is for a class next Saturday with Jan Hassard. It promises to be a challenge for me! The title of the class is Cascading Logs. Jan's quilts are full of colour and I had to buy a total of 28 fabrics in 4 colour ways; 3 light greens, 3 dark greens and a feature fabric. This is repeated in pink, mauve and cream/brown colours. I also purchased the fabric for the back and binding of my Hummingbird quilt.
I'll blog about the class and keep the fabrics to show then.
My Medallion quilt is coming on too. I managed to finish these three this afternoon when I got home.
Last Tuesday was my final crochet class and I am really missing it. I started the Nordic Shawl and enjoyed it so much I just kept going. I am so pleased with it.
My very dear friend Sue is having a significant birthday at the beginning of April and I have decided to make her a Blooming flower cushion as part of her present. I found the pattern on Attic24. Lucy's website is an amazing crochet resource and I hope to go up to Skipton sometime to do a course with her. I've chosen pastel tones in sugared almond colours so fingers crossed it turns out well.
I've also started a fun quick knitting project for Isobel who is one in a couple of weeks. My friend Liz sent me a link for a Peppa Pig knitted toy. I'm not sure if Peppa Pig is on TV in the US/Canada. She is a slightly bossy little cartoon pig on children's TV. The pattern was in Womans Weekly and is also available as a free download from their website. You have to sign in to the shop website but the pattern is free.
I'm linking up to Wool on Sundays to show off my shawl!