Collecting 

Moving on from ICAD2016 I’m returning to work in my journal. Colours or textures or……. inspiration comes in many shapes and forms. If you are thinking ‘green’ for this double page spread you are probably right.

I’m still here!

A hot day today – thankfully I’ve been able to enjoy it. I’m still a little sore, (to be expected) but beginning to move around a bit more. I won’t go into all the details – just let you know that I’m progressing well. I’ve maintained my grip of ‘daily’ throughout. I even did my…

The month is almost over

Half the year has almost passed! It’s been a strange year again for us, but we are not beaten or bowed!! Next week I will be in hospital – but in the meantime you will still see me around and about. I’m looking forward to meeting up with stitching friends this Saturday – DH will…

A disappointment

It serves me right. I tried to cut a corner! I need a crochet blanket quickly. It must be bright and cheerful, so, rather than spend time dyeing one I chose a bright and cheeerful combination that I have seen far and wide around the Web. I’m not enjoying it. It’s a Stylecraft yarn, but…

Glory

Do you collect quotes? You never know when you might need one. I write them down on all sorts of scraps of paper – ‘just in case’! But the time comes when they need to be sorted into some sort of order and put somewhere ‘safe’ These are just adhered with Washi tape, and all…

Logistics!

I don’t know about you – but I can persevere with ‘awkward’ for so long – and then it becomes a millstone. Those of you that follow Ninepatch a Day will have noticed that posts came to an abrupt stop last month. That didn’t mean I had given up – just that photographing the daily…

Another blanket 

I can honestly say that I never imagined I would be commissioned to crochet blankets! This is number 10!  

Looking back

I’m letting go! Quite a lot of bits and pieces has already gone – but there is still more to deal with. It will happen slowly – there is always a lot going on. One thing is for sure, though, I won’t be throwing away my old sketchbooks …… Some of them are more like…

Heavy felting

This must be the quickest and easiest form of felting. I used the sewing machine as it was up and ready, but quick hand stitches would work too.  Pure wool yarn (not yarn that is suitable for machine washing) was cut into lengths and sandwiched between water soluble fabric. I used about 3 layers and…

I must be a stitcher at heart

Another crocheted blanket is almost finished. I have only been able to spend a limited time on this each day – in fact – some days it has had to lie quiet – taking second place to accounts! Yes, the end of the financial year always brings those joys with it! Last night I hooked…

I haven’t been idling

The lack of posts doesn’t mean that I have been lying in bed with the covers over my head. It means that turning on the computer is a chore I can’t face! It’s easy to post some things via email or the app, but a post with more than a few words really needs the…