Friday, 31 October 2014

Ripple Love and something new

My Ripple Blanket is so close to being finished.

To give you an idea on size, it is pictured here on a Queen Sized Bed.
All I need to do now is finish sewing in some ends and as soon as my yard order arrives finish off the border.
I am so pleased with how this has grown in only 6 weeks.
I do see another Ripple in my future. Maybe next winter as its great to snuggle under as it grows.

I am also surprising myself and sticking to only one or two crochet projects at a time.
Wish I could do that with the sewing!

So it was time to planning the next project :o)

I've signed up for my first Crochet-A-Long with Wink over at "a creative being"
 "Scheepjes CAL 2014"

I started seeing beautiful blocks in gorgeous colors all over Instagram.
So off I went and ordered my yarn.  I just could not resist the Succulent pack. 
It arrived yesterday :)  I do like it when it comes packaged as advertised in promo shots :o)
Yes, sometimes it is the little things.

It is a Mystery Crochet-a-long. The first 10 weeks are block patterns with the final 2 weeks being assembly and border.

I am itching to start.  Hope this is within my level of know how!

If you are interested in joining in then the first 4 weeks patterns are up on the blog HERE

I'm off to print mine and then coerce someone to go and buy me the right sized hook.
(Damm this not being allowed to drive thing!)
If all else fails I will order on line and start in a few days :o)

Oh, quick question for all my friends who are wool / yarn experts :o)

Where would you recommend I go online to purchase some hand dyed multi coloured yarn?


I am seeing a lot of people knitting socks in delicious colours.  No, I'm not going to knit but I think I would like to play with some pretty colours and a crochet hook.

Until next time.

hugs Sharon.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Quietly resting

Things will be a little quiet around here for a little bit.
Last Thursday I went into hospital for an Operation.  
All planned, no nasty surprises and they even let me home early. 
I was booked for a 3 night stay but escaped after only one!


I learnt pretty quickly that strong pain relief and hand piecing don't mix too well but that's OK as I have a pile of projects here that I can start to work my way through as I feel up to it.  A couple of them are new starts so as I get a chance I shall share them with you.

hugs Sharon

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Finish - Strawberry Social

"Strawberry Social"

Pattern by The Pattern Basket

This was one of those patterns that as soon as I became aware that it existed I knew that I just had to make it.  Better still, it's been mostly made from my scrap basket of Bonnie and Camille Fabrics and entirely from Bonnie and Camille's fabric ranges.

Finished Size - 53" x 66"

I sent this one off to LadyBug Quilting here in Bendigo for to finish it off and then I spent last night hand stitching the binding. I do love hand stitching a binding.

I can't remember the name of the pattern that I've chosen but I do think I will be using it again as its so pretty and soft. Perfect for this quilt.

The backing for this Quilt was also my first play with the Fancy Fox Pattern.

I do love playing with Quilt backs. It is fun making each one individual and
its almost like have two quilts in one :o)

I've now left this one with Linda for a little custom quilting and I cant wait to see how it turns out.

Enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs Sharon xx

Friday, 17 October 2014

Foxing around with Daysail

What does one do with an open Jelly Roll?

Make a "Fancy Fox"
pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

then make more

Sew them together

I have used an Essex Linen Blend for this project and I love how it makes the Foxes pop.

I plan on putting this one up in my new sewing space so it made sense to 
pin it up and see how it looks.

My sewing machine will eventually be set up under my new wall hanging.
Now to work out how to quilt it.

hugs Sharon

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Amazing .....

Do you see it?

And it's here too.

Arn't these Layer Cake bundles so cute.

So what is it....

by Bonnie and Camille is in my house!

This week has been a great one for fabric goodies in the mail.
First off were these.

The next day there were these :o)

Can you see my new Red Crochet Hook?
It has Bling :o)

Oh these also arrived.  Just as well my new hook did too!

Did you  notice that there were 2 Jelly Rolls.
One for my "Tower of Bonnie and Camille" and one to play with.

I am in love with this range. I wasn't sure that I would like it but now, seeing it in person,
it is so close to becoming my favourite Bonnie and Camille Range to date.

What are your thought?

Hugs Sharon