Sunday, 21 September 2014

End of summer

It has been a hectic and wonderful summer but I love that autumn is slowly arriving.
Tonight we had our first fire of the season and I settled in to knitting a new winter scarf.




George was 6 months old last week and now he is more capable of playing I am aiming to get a bit more sewing and blogging done.
Our house is full of a thousand projects all waiting to be finished so that is going to be my aim before Christmas. I spent a day sorting through my sewing cabinet and getting rid of old projects which will never get done so I now have a pile of project to finish before anything new can come in... Let's see how that goes. I'm sure I'm like many quilters who struggles to settle on a project while there are so many beautiful quilts to make. Too many quilts, too little time.


Friday, 5 September 2014

Summer stitching

Despite being in shorts I am making a start on my Christmas stitching.
I love The Birdhouse' Christmas designs and am spending a few minutes of my holiday starting the Christmas Trio.



Hubby has been off work for three weeks so this is about all that has been done recently but hopefully with a couple of sewing days planned in front of the machine next week i may get some progress made.
Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Caught the bug

I've caught the ripple bug. It's so addictive!!!!
On Saturday I took a class and have been spending every spare second since rippling away. Today is a horrible wet rainy day so while baby is sleeping a cup of coffee and my crochet hook is calling.




Friday, 27 June 2014

Noticing the differences

Today while sitting on the sofa and watching Glastonbury festival on TV and binding a quilt I can't help but think how much our lives have changed.
Hubby and I have seen many of the bands live but this year instead of being up to our knees in the mud we are teaching baby George about our favourite bands.



I have had a good time at the sewing machine today and finally managed to quilt a small quilt for George. I made top in my first few weeks of pregnancy and it got put to one side.



I've done a quick stitch in the ditch quilting pattern and hopefully it will be bound up tonight. I love hand stitching the binding- I could do this all day.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Quilted Hearts is 1

Our website Quilted Hearts has just celebrated her first birthday and we would like to offer all of our blog readers 10% off as a thank you for supporting us in our first year. Just add discount code birthday to your order in June and the discount will be deducted at the till. 
Go to www.quilted-hearts.co.uk to see our beautiful patterns, kits and magazines. 



Following a little quiet period to have baby George we are now back in full swing with lots of beautiful new patterns and kits. In the coming months we are also adding lots of new items including gifts and new designers patterns. We are also planning a pattern of the week to highlight some of our nicest products. This will be offered at a discount for one week only (while stocks last).
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Saturday, 31 May 2014

What did I do?

A few weeks ago, in a sleepy haze I'm sure, I decided to sign up for a knitting class at my local wool shop. Instead of going for the beginners classes, I thought to myself that I know how to knit basic things eg scarfs so I would go up a level. I signed up to the 'my first cardigan' thinking how wonderful it would be to make something for George to wear.
This has now resulted in me having to re- learn how to knit. I have spent most of my free time this week on you tube watching videos before my class next Saturday and although I am completely petrified I'm really excited. I have also resorted to taking an online course with Craftsy. I learnt how to crochet with them and now love it so let's hope I can manage the same with knitting.
Eeek!
Back to the needles :)



Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Rainy days

This sums up our day : sleepy baby, sleepy dog and a little big of crochet. The weather is miserable so we are all tucked up on the sofa enjoying a quiet day.
I'm using some stylecraft special DK to make a small blanket which hopefully will be ready to go in George's cot. Lots of different colours and small squares to make it easy to pick up and put down.