Saturday, 31 December 2011

Back to normality!

After four wonderful days off and a very Merry Christmas, life returned to normal on Thursday and I was up before the birdies and off to work. I'll be on call during the New Year celebrations, in fact, I'm on call right now, evidenced by the two phone calls I received before 09.30!  Well, that's why they pay me. :-)

Was 2011 a crafty year for you? 
I finished only 3 quilts in 2011. Hard to believe I know. 
Butterfly Fling.

 The Shirt off His Back.

Charming Stars.

But I've also knitted my way through the year and forgotten to take pictures of some of that.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Chookyblues SSCS, and making handmade gifts for other friends and family. I have all manner of things planned for 2012, I promised DS Jiffy a new blue quilt, and I have all manner of WIPs up in my play room.
This will turn into a ramble if I don't leave soon so

Happy New Year to all of my readers.
 I wish you all the very best and loads of time to do the things you love.
Best wishes for 2012.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Was Santa good to you?

He was very good to my household. I'll not bore you with all the details, but here are a few highlights.
The TV was very much like my new sewing machine, lots of consultation and it arrived and was opened early. Look at that grin though.
 Hunney found me a cute knitted bunny.
 Mum found me a moon gazing hare.
 My secret Santa Sue made and sent these adorable elves. Thank you Sue, I love them. Thanks also to Elf Chooky for all her organising. I do hope those last few stray packages arrive very soon, if they didn't already.
 My DD bought me this lovely book. Lots of inspiration to be had here.

I hope you all had a wonderful time. I know we did. 
Happy New Year to everyone, may 2012 be blessed with plenty of time for sewing/knitting/crochet.......

Friday, 23 December 2011

Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa.

  (Manx for Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.)
Wishing all of my readers all the very best for 2012.
Have a Happy and Crafty New Year.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Secret Sewing.

Like most crafty folks at this time of year, I really can't show you my current projects, but I have been sewing, honestly. I've used both sewing machines, my lovely old Silver has all manner of fancy stitches at the touch of a button.
 I had fun with lots of Figgy off cuts and some lace.
Look at all the trimmings, see I really must have sewn.
Now I'm off to knit!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

SSCS Ornaments.

My partner Claire has received her package so I can show her ornaments.
 Not a very good picture of these little sequined balls. They're very pretty and shiny with hundreds of sequins, beads and pins. The kits to make these and much much more are available here.

I also set to and stitched this wall hanger. 
Merry Christmas Claire, Chooky and to all who took part in the SSCS 2011. I hope you had as much fun as I did and you get some wonderful surprises on Christmas day.
It's my sons birthday today. He made it all the way to the grand old age of 16!
Happy Birthday Son.
That means it's also time to put some decorations up. I dug it all out last week so that I could put the calender up. Now for the rest of it.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ready for rows.......

I've been playing about with my blocks this morning. I think I have them just right.
After lunch the sewing begins.