what i’ve been upto

I joined a group called loving hands and have been making items for them to send to the charities they feel need them the most. Here are a few pictures. 20151109_14401120150908_09414220150914_170537


paper piecing on the go

20150614_164547I have spent a bit of time today putting together the kit I need to make the quilt throw for the sofa. And thought others might like to know what sort of things are used.

  •  I have a metal lunch box. In the lid I stick a picture of what I want to make.
  • I put in the bits I will need so needles, thimble, scissor and or thread cutter, paper clips, rotary blade (old one for paper use so I can keep it separate from my best one) small metal ruler, measuring tape, pencil, cottons (one cheap used for holding fabric around the paper and one stronger used  to join) I also have a wax feeder (for want of a better word), and a plastic bag to put the compleat ones in.
  • I cut out the paper shapes about 60 or so
  • I then cut the fabric bigger then the paper no need to be exact, as many as needed.

Your box is now compleat and you can start. I take mine with me to the doctors, dentists anywhere I think I might have to wait. I have a second box with spare cut papers and another for my daughter who is trying to make a cushion cover. I will put pictures on soon.20150614_16394420150614_16395220150614_163938

crochet today

I have spent a small amount of time today on my crochet, a little annoyed with myself as I have run out of wool with only 10 rows to go. Now I have to wait at least 2 weeks for it to arrive.

20150611_123146 20150611_123053 20150611_123204Looks like I will have to get on with my quilting instead. Today’s book was axeman bear shifters, and fire bears. Not bad books easy listening. I’m lucky to have an older kindle that reads to Me means I can walk my dogs whilst I listen

trying bloging

Not being sure how this works I thought it best to start by stating what types of things I want to post.

Today I am reading the latest in the Anita Blake series by L k  Hamilton  so far I am enjoying it very much. I think it is great that it has gone back to the story line and not just staying with the sex

I am also in the process of crocheting a jumper it’s cream and made with no 4 wool. It’s the first time I have tried to make a jumper in a circular motion, and I have to say I am pleased with it so far I will post photos if and when I learn how.

I am also esp.  (English paper piecing) a quilt for my bed this is nearly  complete so I have started a throw for the sofa. Again I will try to add pictures for inspiration. (I hope).

Hello world!

20150531_155715This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging

Well as it says new to all this blogging just thought it would be nice to have some way to share my hobbies and maybe give some inspiration to others. I know I have read many blogs in the past few months that have inspired  me and I hope that maybe I can do the same.

But being all new this is scary and I’m not entirely sure where to start.