Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW # 190

I hope all my WOYWW friends have managed to stay safe and warm this week, with all this White stuff around.

I actually love the snow, but what I don’t like is the icy and lays under the soft snow on the pavements making it treacherous to walk. BoJangles wasn’t too impressed either and I had to laugh as I watched him make is way around the edge of the patio and under the bench where the snow hadn’t settled until he could go no further. He then gingerly put his front paws in it, decided it was too cold and made B-Line straight back in, where he stayed in front of the radiator for the rest of the day………what a life!

Still, the snow is a very good reason to stay inside in the warm, grab a steaming cup of coffee and visit a few of my crafty friends who hang out at The Stamping Ground on Wednesdays to show what’s on their desks.

Mine this week has the remnants of my very first card making session of the year.

As you can see, I’ve been making some little gift cards for the LillyBo Quilt Project that Jo has started.

I know exactly where Jo was coming from when she decided she wanted to do this project because I felt the same when I lost my dad back in 2010 and we made Quilts For The Hospice that cared for him, so when Jo asked for help I was only too happy to hold up my hand.  But as you’ve heard me say many times before on here, I’m absolutely useless with a sewing machine, so I’ve offered to made gift cards to go with each of the quilts instead.

Have to say, these are a great way of using up all my scraps!

No photo of my knitting this week, but it’s coming along nicely and I’m a little ahead of where I expected to be.
The first two quarters of the shawl took a week each do but as I’m beginning to remember the pattern I must be knitting faster because I finished the other two quarters last week and have now made a start on the edging which is 20 stitches at its widest part and has to go right around the outside, so it might take some time to finish.

Stay warm and……………..

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW #189 - Knitty Nora!

I’ll come clean right at the offset this week and own up to the fact that my work table is set up for this photo, but at least it gave me the reason to clear all the toot that had accumulated over the last two weeks off of it.

Luckily or unluckily, depending on how you view it, I haven’t done any paper crafting for a couple of weeks because I came down with that nasty little winter sickness and tummy bug, so I didn’t need to use the table .It was just as well because I had a new integrated fridge freezer put in yesterday and had to move a lot of stuff from the kitchen to give them room to work in and empty the old one…….. and where did that end up……you’ve guessed it….in my craft room!

I’m feeling much better now though, so this morning I decided it was time to get straight again and decided that I would show you how my knitting is coming along.

So here’s what’s on my Workdesk this week.

I’ve managed to finish two of the four pieces that make up the centre of the baby’s shawl and I’m working on the third part now.
At this rate of knitting it should be finished in a couple of weeks………I don’t knit fast and the old hands are not as supple as they used to be.

By the time we meet again next week I hope to have made some cards to show you because I still haven’t made my Thank You cards yet, but now the table is clear I’ve no excuse, so keep a look out.

If you want to see what on other peoples work surfaces, as I'm about to do after grabbing a cup of coffee, then call in on Julia over at The Stamping Ground and join in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW # 187 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all.

So here we all are in 2013 and I hope all my fellow WOYWW’ers from over at The Stamping Ground are fighting fit after the revelry of your New Year’s celebrations and are ready for another year of reveling what’s lurking on your work space.

I myself had a rather quiet Christmas but made up for it New Year’s Eve, when eight of us booked into a local hotel. We spent the afternoon enjoying the use of their pool and Jacuzzi and then it was a snack and drinkies in the bar before getting ready for a five course meal later in the evening and then partying until 1.30 in the morning. I’ve not done that for many, many years and the old body is still protesting about all the exercise it was put through….don’t know where I ache most, Lol, but we had a fantastic time.

Now, knowing that I’ve decided to step back from the card making a bit in 2013, I didn’t ask Santa for any new stash., but my table does have something new on it.

I mentioned a while back that seeing everyone’s knitting popping up everywhere was giving me itchy fingers again, not that I’ve knitted in over twenty years, and I began to think it might be nice to have a bit on the go myself.

But what to knit?

The answer to that came just before Christmas when news of a new baby reached my ears….can’t say to much about it at the moment because she hasn’t announced it to everyone yet, but it was my excuse to get the needled clicking.

So as usual I was in at the deep end…….

and I’m knitting a 3ply shawl……….that should keep me quite for a little while!

Despite not asking Santa for any paper craft stash he did actually did fetch me something crafty after all. This lovely lot……..

This will be my next large cross stitch project and she’ll be my fourth of the Celtic Ladies, Celtic Autumn.

There are still a few of the Needlepaints and silks to come because I’m guessing Santa didn’t have room on his sleigh for them but I have everything else I need to get started on it as soon as I finish the Sampler which is coming along nicely.  Ive stitched quite a bit more than when that picture was taken.  The whole botton is done now and I'm working on the top left-hand quater.

Well, that’s all there is to see on your first visit in 2013 to my work desk.
I’ll be along in the next few days to see what you’re up to but I doubt it will be tomorrow as I’m off to the pictures to see The Hobbit.

Thanks for popping by and ………….

Happy Crafting!