Thursday, 2 February 2012

My Lovely Daughter and Grandson.

This is a photo of Kate and Jude, I went to visit them yesterday and they both look wonderful, Kate is beginning to get her va va voom back and Jude is just adorable, I cannot believe he is a month old already what a little beauty.

We had a lovely lunch at 'Jamie's' restaurant in Nottingham and then we did a little shopping, of course I could'nt resist a few things for Jude, so a good day was had by all.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A little More Crazy Embroidery

I have done a little more embroidery on my crazy quilt, I am enjoying learning all these new stitches. I also added some buttons and lace the three lace flowers were cut from an old piece of vintage lace which I found when we visited one of the antique fairs. I am learning a little more about Silk ribbon embroidery, I love it but I am not terribly confident with it yet.
The square with the J is my March block for the CQJP project I have lots more to do to it.
It is a freezing cold day today so I have contented myself with sewing in the warm, I have also made a lovely warming dinner for my husband Tony of Lamb Shanks with seasonal veg. it is cooking right now and will stay in the oven until the meat falls off the bone, I have also made Bread and Butter pudding, real comfort food. I am off now to read my crazy patchwork mags. from Pat Winter I can't wait for the next one.

Monday, 30 January 2012


I have been trying to get on with this Christmas walhanging this weekend. I bought this pattern about 2 years ago and was always daunted by the amount of work in it but, I spoke to cottonreel and she said "Thats not a problem" and proceeded to show me how to tackle it. We are both doing it so it will be interesting to see how different they are. I still have a lot of work, there is a Santa in his sleigh with reindeers pulling him along the night sky, as you can see I have'nt done that yet but, I have cut out the border squares and I will tackle Santa next. I have also been doing some embellishment on my crazy quilt that really is a labour of love.
Its shopping day today so I am off to pick up Kathleen (cottonreel) and then we will hit the shops.

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