Friday, 31 May 2013

My Spring/Summer Garden 2013

All this rain of late may not have done much for my mood and motivation but the garden has flourished in it!! Its looking so pretty (even if I do say so myself), so I thought I would share with you some of the blooming lovely flowers :)
Beautiful Peonies

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My second Knitted Patchwork Blanket ~ Part 1

After making a patchwork blanket for my Son, see here, I have now started a pink version for my Daughter. My Mum has knitted lots of patches for me, but I am pleased to say I have had another go at knitting and taken to it much better this time.

Here are my first few patches towards the blanket:

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Dress a Girl Around the World Campaign

I go to a 'Knit & Stitch' group every fortnight at my local pub. Its been going now for almost 18 months, sometimes we just get on with our own projects but mostly we like to get involved in a combined project. See here for the knitted patchwork blanket we made for the East Cheshire Hospice.

When I saw the 'Dress a Girl Around the World' Campaign in the Craftseller magazine, I couldn't wait to get involved. The charity believes that every little girl should own at least one pretty dress and I wholeheartedly agree! All you need to make the dresses is pillowcases, elastic and bias binding.

We made 14 dresses in total and I'm sure you will agree they are beautiful:

Friday, 10 May 2013

Knitted Patchwork Blanket ~ Part Two

My knitted patchwork blanket for my Son is now complete! I am really pleased with it and so is he. The knitted patches were all knitted by my Mum and I then sewed them together, so a joint effort (although a lot more effort from my Mum).

The blanket sometimes lives on my Son's bed:

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Growing Sweet Peas ~ Moving them Outdoors

The sun is out so I have taken a risk and moved my Sweet Peas from the kitchen windowsill to the back garden. I just hope we don't get another frost! I'm not sure how much longer I could keep them indoors though, they were getting out of control:

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