Wednesday, 13 December 2017


... my friend and I braved the cold and snow and took ourselves to Congleton for the Beartown Quilt Group Christmas party. To our surprise they had LESS snow than us .. which is the opposite of what normally happens x

NORMALLY I would have pictures to share .. guess where my camera was ? OH YES safe at home!!! Sometimes I wonder where my brain is!! lol x

There was LOTS of yummy food x a quiz .. our team of 3 got 22 out of 30 .. not bad we thought lol x A raffle .. no wins for me this year .. never mind x 

THEN it was time for the raffle of the blocks with the challenge fabric ... I have "won" blocks before .. and did my best NOT to do the same this time!!! BUT NO SUCH LUCK!!!! 

Hey-Ho .. they are not too bad..

...and I have until next years party to come up with a FINISHED project with them xx

The latest shawl is finished...

.. it is lovely and sooo warm x

Hope you are all keeping warm and safe x It is raining here this am .. OH YES the snow is going ..... but OH NO... it is forecast for frost tonight .. we are never happy with the weather are we !

Diane x

Saturday, 9 December 2017


.. what the weather man said...

well it came overnight .. and it just started again x Sam off to investigate ... Gus? On his bed under the radiator ..of course! lol x

Diane x

Friday, 8 December 2017


... our first snow to-day ... some parts of the country have been hard hit .. fortunately for us it soon turned to rain .. however MORE is forecast for overnight and the weekend! It has to be bad for us to get any as we are surrounded by hills that keep us safe .. hey-ho! Drawbridge up and heating on for me x lol x

I had Miss snotty nose with me to-day .. oh how quickly you get fed-up of the snotty sneeze!! The button box was a great help keeping her entertained ...

Her dad had forgotten her hat (!) ... (mind you they had been up since 1.30 with Miss snotty as she could not sleep!) .. so it was a good job I had the new one ready to go...

I did relent and make her dad ...THREE hats x 

I met a friend who was telling me she had bought a new needle .. and couldn't get on with it ... did I want to try it for making hats?.. YES PLEASE xx ... had an odd feel to begin with .. but soon has become a favourite .. hence 3 hats x lol x

He must be happy as he has gone home wearing the cream/brown one ..

ALL with bobbles x

Stay safe and warm

Diane x

Monday, 4 December 2017


... my son wants a hat with a bobble on. The conversation went ..

ME.. so this hat, what colour do you want?

HIM.. oh whatever you have

ME.. well what sort of pattern do you want? OR.. do you want it plain?

HIM.. whatever you feel like doing

ME.. do you want a fitted beanie or a slouchy one?

HIM.. I don't mind 

ME.............. ggggrrrrr ..........!!

SO .. I made a pink one for my granddaughter! lol x

I have now however, relented and started one for him...

AH! Family 

Hope yours are not driving you too crazy!!

Diane x

Friday, 1 December 2017


.. the sun came out and cheered us all up.... shame it is FREEZING! lol x

Never happy lol x

I have to say I prefer this weather .. there was a heavy frost last night and the cars that have not been used this am (including mine!) are still all frosted up x The dogs love this weather and will be ready for a walk after dinner x

I chose this am to defrost my freezer .. it is in an outhouse and it was SO cold out there NOTHING defrosted!

I must have looked a right cutter! I was wearing coat.. hat.. scarf and gloves while directing hot water and air into the freezer! lol x did the job though.. now I can go and shop to fill it up with Christmas goodies x mmmm yummy x

I am about to put the finishing touches to the 4 calling birds wall hanging It looks like this at the moment ...

I am going to attach beads and sew down the binding. HOPEFULLY there will be a picture soon .. will hold off posting this until I finish x....

These two shawls are the last 2 finished ones...

I have another hanging on the needles ..of course! AND I have to sort out the hat for my son .. don't you love it when there are new projects to think about and plan for x

Hope you are all well and having  some time to craft x

Diane x

Monday, 27 November 2017


.. way to describe the weather here is ... AWFULL! It is dark and wet with a nasty icy feeling wind.. and it is only early afternoon! YUCK!

SO... I have pulled up the draw bridge, closed the curtains and out has come the knitting x

The 12 Days of Christmas hanging is coming along...

...there would have been more done over the weekend .. however I had a visitor for over Saturday night ...

.....oh course I had to let her pay her way and so .. washing up was a lot of fun x .. got to start them young xx lol x

My son who is MUCH closer to 40 than 35(!) has told me that he doesn't see why all the grandchildren get hats with bobbles ... and he didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO when the wall hanging is finished .. guess what the next project for their house will be!!  MEN ... they NEVER GROW UP ! lol x

A few more of the shawls/scalfs from the summer months..

I hope your weather is A LOT nicer.. or at least that you can cosy up in the warm and craft something fun x

Diane x

Friday, 24 November 2017


.... I hope I can remember how to do this!!

Hello... it has been a while since I was here .. I hope there is a kind fairy watching over me as I try and remember how to post a blog!! lol x

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages x It has been lovely to read them x Mum is not too bad .. she had various treatments over the last months .. for a while we thought we might have been at the edge of the forest .. however we were in a clearing .. and now we have to set off along the path again x Fingers crossed we are following the RIGHT one.

This last week or two I have got back into some sewing .. and so my thoughts have been turning to the blog .. and here I am SHARING!!

From Congleton Quilt group we had our Christmas challenge fabric..

I made my block ....

it is ready to go back for the Christmas party x

I have made my present for the Sandbach Christmas party .. BUT you have to wait to see that one .. no peaking!

NEXT year 2018 for the programme at Sandbach the committee are each to choose a block .. demonstrate making it .. then through the year show how that block can be used in various projects and demonstrate that ..... SO I decided that this...

.. will be my block NOW I just have to decide/work out the many ways that it can be used .. THATS ALL! 

There has been "a couple" of shawl/scalf finishes .... I will post a few over the next couple of posts..

My granddaughter has a new hat..

ready for the COLD winds that are whizzing around here at the moment.

Long time readers will remember that when my son was married I started the 12 days of Christmas hangings for them ... this year is 4 calling birds .....

HONESTLY it will look like birds soon!

My youngest grandson Australia .. had his second birthday .. and broke his wrist!! So is now having a great time "BASHING" with his cast xx lol x

We have some exciting times coming up .. not just because it is nearly Christmas .. but also because my middle grandson.. in Australia is coming home for the holidays xx Such fun I have the Pantomime tickets already xx It is Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs this year x 

Hope this has not been too boring ... wow! I actually remember how to do this!!! lol x

NO promises when I will be here again .. but its a start x

Have fun x 

Diane x