Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm a Winner!!!

Postie came today with a parcel!  It was from Kerstin - I was a winner of her table runner give away.

This is what I found inside...........

Wooden Christmas trees to hang up

............and there's more..............

Tree ornament and Chocolate - yummy

............and finally the most gorgeous table runner - thank you so much Kerstin

Isn't that just lovely

 ......'til the next time

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yo-Yo Fun

Jo Baddeley from Puddleducks in Sevenoaks came over yesterday to Friendship Quilters to do a workshop on yo-yo making.  Many of of us hadn't made them before, so it was quite a challenge.  Luckily Jo had brought along some plastic yo-yo makers and they were fab - made the making so very easy.  I chose to make Christmas yo-yos and made a Christmas Tree cushion.

Here's the start.........

..............and here it is finished at home today

And here are some yo-yos others had made


 I didn't get to photo any others, but they were all fabulous.

............'til the next time

Monday, November 21, 2011

Remembering our Children

Yesterday I had organised a special Candle Remembrance for bereaved parents and their families.  It's the 14th year I've organised this. It's a time that we can light candles in memory of our children and talk with others.

 Our candles are in the front and you can see the sewing and craft that I help the group of ladies with. We call it using grief creatively and we go by the name of Sunray Quilters.
 Here is some more of their work

Memory Quilt made in 2009

They made some lovely Butterfly Wallhangings

Fabric Printing and Applique

.........'til the next time

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I've never made a quilt so quickly

Well, I've finished my granddaughter's quilt and it only took 5 days to piece!  I sent it to Marlene who does long arm quilting and it it was back to me within a week.  I'm so pleased with it.

The finished quilt for Christmas

I've been shopping again to my local craft shop to buy PVA and silicone glue to make some printing blocks for my C&G Hand Embroidery course.....which I bought.............. and came out with some more decorative wool!!

Georgi inspecting the gorgeous fibre

When I came home today from Friendship Quilters there was a package waiting on the door mat.  I wonder what that could be?  It wasn't my birthday and I wasn't expecting any Swaps.  It was a bag made by a patchwork friend who I met on the same Great Train Journey to Italy earlier this year.  It folds up and tucks into the pocket at the front.  What a lovely surprise - thank you Angie xx

Til the next time...............

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wonder how this will Knit Up

Went into the local craft shop yesterday and came out with this!!

I wonder how it will knit up?
I'll make a start later today, but I can see myself getting into a muddle as I'm used to straight forward knitting with regular wool.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In Memory

Stephen John Baldock 12 October 1970  -  8 November 1990

Remembering today our son and brother Stephen

May your light always shine