Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a pain!!

I lost my header for this blog and then I tried to add it back in but some of it was missing so I have changed it entirely. This is a quilt that I have made but haven't managed to back yet. Designed by Buttonberry and I love it...maybe this will shame me into finishing it!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It wouldn't be Christmas without.......

Turkey Soup...I LOVE IT!!!!

And now it has all been eaten and I have had to make more :D

Knitting socks at the mo so will put some piccies up as soon as. That was I will remember which ones I did when.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'd like to be...a busy busy bee.......

...and I have been. A week ago today I was making apple and mint chutney, and a few other things and Mr C has kindly photographed them and here they are....

whiskey marmalade, brandy marmalade,
hazelnut and cherry fudge, marzipan and chocolate covered hazelnuts and run truffles (which aren't in the picture.

Then I made some Christmas tree decorations (only one here)

and some napkins for Mr and Mrs C Junior....
These were too gorgeous and I didn't want to give them away but Mr C informs me that this is the best way with presents - only give something that you would like to have yourself! Not sure that that applies to buying presents for 6 year old boys...which will be the next thing on the list when it is Mr BB's birthday in a few weeks.

And this coming year (2010 already!!!!) I have challenged myself to knit a pair of socks every month. Am already starting some for Mr C but also have a pair to finish for myself. Plus I have 3, oh the shame, quilt tops to quilt and edge and then I cannot tell you how many BOM's to finish (errr...start!!!) With the cat being on special medication and prescription food this coming year will be the year to USE rather than ACQUIRE and STROKE. Watch this space...............

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Snowflakes...maybe we will get some real ones soon.

Christmas is fast approaching and I do not think I am ready. Things to make...lots of things...and not much spare time but I shall persevere.

Off to IKEA tomorrow for some annual Christmas retail therapy that will probably just involve buying tea-lights and meatballs but I shall enjoy looking at all the little perfectly formed rooms.

And then on Thursday and Friday I had better settle down to some serious sorting out before Christmas and try and get all the washing done. Which reminds me, I have to get Mr C's shirts ironed or he will look a disgrace. check out Paper and String LOTS of seriously lovely stuff :D

Friday, December 11, 2009

Check out....

this blog Art Tutorial , is it amazing!!

For Sarah.....

If you ever happen to find this....told you it wasn't interesting :D

Tonight I have 8 members of the PTA coming over for a well earned Christmas dinner. The table is set, the food is ready to cook...I just need to sort the boys hopefully Uncle Steve is coming to help me put them to bed as Dan is out rehearsing), sort myself, sort my husband....and then sort the mulled wine :D

Here's a bit of eye-candy for you Sarah, as a reward for finding me!!!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

A picture!

My photo bucket account had gone inactive...a word I am familiar with .

So here is a picture of a quilt top I have made but not yet quilted (I have another couple in exactly the same state!)

Friday, December 04, 2009

Oh my life....

and that is why it is called that.

Since half term- Dan has broken his foot, the cat has gone blind with high blood pressure from bad kidneys or bad kidney from high blood pressure resulting in detached retinas and blindness which has now been somewhat rectified with rather expensive food and tablets every day....pause...the heating broke down, the boiler had to be service, the shock absorbers went on the that all? I think so!

I have also nearly made 100 Christmas cards, baked muchos bread and fruity bread, changed all the bedroom around, worked, learnt the ukulele (seriously loving it), caused a stunned silence in my bible study, fixed many holes in jumpers, made cards, started (another) a quilt, looked at the other 2 quilts to be backed, organised a craft for a kids craft party, and I am sure many other things...oh yes going to Duxford dressed as a 1940's housewife alarming noticing that I was wearing my own clothes!!!!!!

I do admire those wartime housewives though...they put up with a LOT!

Right, off to have my tea...Dan is at a rehearsal so I am on my tod with the boys

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A new start??

I can't decide whether I should do this bloggy thing or not. I love reading other people's and, despite the fact that I do actually make quite a lot of things...quilts, socks, cards, scrapbook pages and other such like, I hardly ever take photos. But then I should take photos because most of the stuff I make is to give away and hten I don't have a record of it. So, if for nothing else, I am going to try.....although 2 years absence is sad-o city so I do not hold out much hope ;)