Sunday, 19 February 2012

Crafty Drought

Afternoon all, it's been a while.  

With one thing and another, mainly being unwell and rather exhausted I've not been making or creating much at all for weeks now.

I have kept my hand in with the crochet and knitting squares for the swap and I am quite pleased with my progress so far with these.  Once I have a few more ready I'll start posting them out.  I also received my first two squares on Friday from the Snail Garden and they were delightful, many thanks!

I am on the mend now though and I am planning on a couple of things in the near future one of which is this delightful cross stitch cushion cover.

This month's Cross Stitcher Magazine have published this Emma Bridgewater pattern and I know it's proving popular.  I know my friend Lynda is planning to make this too.
Look how well it goes with my new EB cup, a gift from a wonderful friend!

Before I start anything else I do need to get this into my sewing machine.  I couldn't resist it, on sale in Monsoon for £6 reduced from £38 originally.  

The zip is broken but to us crafty folk that's just not a problem and with a zip from my stash I should have me a new bag in about half an hour.  

To be honest I need another handbag like I need a hole in the head, but for £6 I couldn't leave it.
 would you?

In other news I have booked myself a session early next month at Just Quilting for a Free Motion Quilting Day, which I am really looking forward to. I think FMQ is something that will require a bit of expert tuition (well for me anyhow) and that will come from Lucie the Happy Quilter, who's quilting exploits I follow religiously.
The Crafts House blogged recently about the first class here and it looks like a good day is in store!

I will keep you updated on my progress...

Back Soon (promise) 


A Blessed Life said...

HOpe you feel better soon,the bag is lovely and what a should really enjoy the quilting day,I look forward to seeing what you learned.

LaaLaa said...

Ooh, we'll soon be all EB'd up honey! I'm so glad you like your mug. I knew you would. Can't wait to see what you make at the quilting workshop. I'm going to post the Christmas quilt kit off to you tomorrow. Mwah! xx

CrochetBlogger said...

Beautiful little squares. *sending healing thoughts*

Jewel said...

Awe the squares are gorgeous! I love the colour! Hope you're feeling better!

Can I ask how much that lovely cushion set is!? I have never cross stitched or embroidered but I have seriously fallen in love with it! xx

Ali said...

Have a great time on your course it sounds fab love your mug sooo jealous lol xx take care xx

jill said...

Hi,sorry you have not been well hope you are better soon.Love the hand bag,what a bargain im not good at putting zips in but for that price I would of had a go.Love your squares they are a lovely colour.Sending hugs to you Love Jill xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

We've all been poorly in our house one after another, you just seem to pass it around don't you!

Love the cross stitch, it will look fab.

I bet your workshop is going to be amazing, it's great learning new things :) x

bibbitybob said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend lovely, and that bargain bag is just gorgeous! x

lemonade kitty said...

Love the cushion you'll have that stitched in no time, have fun on the course. Do you remember you made me a beautifully soft face cloth last birthday, what sort of yarn did you use as I fancy having a go myself please? Lucey x

delia hornbook said...

Good to hear your on the mend now. That bag is lovely what a bargain ;-) A girl can never have to many bags i say. Your crochet is gorgeous and so fine looking. Enjoy your quilting day that will be fun. dee x

Barri-Jayne said...

Glad you're feeling better. Love the squares and that bag obviously had your name on it!

Barrina xx

thesnailgarden said...

I'm so glad that you like the squares. Best wishes, Pj x

jill said...

Hi just to let you know I have nominated you for The versatile blogger award.details are on my blog Love Jill xx

Anonymous said...

I deffo would not pass up on that bag!!!!!

The Crafts House said... the bag!and like you couldn't pass on that bargain..