Monday, 25 August 2014

The jacket got finished....

After many hours of head scratching and teeth sucking I finally finished the jacket. What a fantastic course, Janet Pray is a legend and Craftsy is a wonderful place to learn things. I fell into every possible pit I could have possibly fallen into but I loved every minute. I have leant so much and will be moving on to another project as soon as I can.  I have signed up to Janet's other course on Craftsy which is proving to be really useful. It's techniques rather than a project - it's fabulous.

It also fits!

Sorry for my lack of postings, it's been really busy with one thing and another.....

K x 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

I've been making cards




Sorry about the rubbish photos....


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cards.....

My friend Jo with whom I have lost touch has an adorable little boy Jake who would be 10 I think this year, I still see him as I visit his Nan and Granadad and sometimes see his Dad and him there. His Dad also has his birthday, the fist t card is for His Dad and the golfing one is for Jake. He does like golf. The first pink card is for myngod daughter Florence and the other my niece Amelia. The final mans card is for Uncle John who will be 70 on his birthday.  Hope everyone is well k xx 



They are all Lili images, what would I do without them and SU happy birthday, which funnily enough was one of the last presents Jo gave me. It's still one of my favourites. 


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The unfinished denim jacket



This weekend we are entertaining and then Sunday we are off to look at some Roman skeletons in a dig close to where we live and then off to celebrate Auntie Anne's birthday so unlikely to get any sewing done this weekend.  

Saturday will be spent prepping for a four course dinner - not that I mind that as I love cooking.  All of the food I have made before so no new recipes on the table so to speak. 

Hope you are all ok.

K

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A new home card


I am so sorry for my absence, have not had a minute since I took the rather stupid decision to become a Parish Councillor.  What is wrong with me?  I am always short of time and what do I do add that into the equation!   I also become the Editor of a brand new "rag" for my village which I am just LOVING. Hindsight is a fabulous thing and had a realised just how much work there was on the council I would have run a mile in the opposite direction.  I hope it will settle down a bit.

I currently have an unfinished jacket denim jacket - it's nearly there but getting nowhere as I am spending a lot of time out in the garden and doing other things whilst the weather is nice.  I almost wish for rain so that I can get some sewing done but then I remember the horrendous wet January and February and cancel the wish rather quickly.   We have been doing a lot of work in the garden including veg and fruit which I am sure you know takes a fair bit of work.

We had a fantastic ten days in the Lake District in our camper, just the three of us (me, hubby and the dog), actually I don't know why I say just the three of us as there is only the three of us LOL!  Here are a few photos for you to have a look at.

We had a mix of weather which is usual in the lakes and you can literally be on one mountain and it not be raining and move on to the next to find it has lashed it down.  Keswick was lovely as was Penrith - if you are ever in Penrith go into the George - it's like going back 100 years, through a revolving door with silver tea pots and waitress service, all in black and white - truly lovely experience.

 The Lakes are truly beautiful and one of my favourite places in the UK, ever changing landscape and breathtaking scenery.

We went to Carlisle where I spent my early years to have a look at the house I used to live in and where we used to play as kids etc, it was very emotional but lovely to go back and see things through older eyes.  I recognised a lot of the places we went, everything seemed so much smaller than I remember, but I suppose the walk to the Saturday picture show would have seemed miles for my little four year old legs.  We visited the castle too which is completely dog friendly - it was chucking it down but never the less we had a good time.  Carlisle has a lovely shopping centre and a really nice Cathedral, I would really recommend a visit.

After Carlisle we drove up to Hadrian's wall, well a bit of it that's left and then for the first time Phillip took a step into Scotland - not the first time for me as my Dad is Scottish.  We literally whipped over the border to Gretna Green - no time to go any further.

And finally a very quick new home card.....  Kx