Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Chair of Contemplation

 Here I am again, home from work.  There is a lot to do around the house but I am not so enthusiastic about that.  Instead I want to start a quilting project. It could be a baby quilt or a wall hanging, the latter from from one of my Kaffe Fasset Books, Quilts in Sweden. I have the fabric ready to sort and cut.  The baby quilt is for one of the new arrivals surrounding me at the moment.

My mind is also wandering back to Auchindrain at the weekend which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I demonstrated blending of different fibres to spin and there is a rather nice mix of white and candy colours I am looking forward to see spun

Now all this heavy duty thinking is taking place while I am seating in my favourite chair, The 
Seat in question.  I look out at the view and ponder. 

Now then what to do?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

An hour a day, lovely

Well time is flying again!

I am going to try and keep up this time, honest :-)

My employers and I are trialing a slight alteration to my working hour, 8-4 instead of 9-5.  I know it's not much of a change but I feel I have more time for me and my fibres/fabrics.

I am itching to do some quilting but I need to prepare for wooly Connections in Auchendrain this coming Saturday and Sunday. I am helping out demonstrating spinning, carding/mixing etc,  2 good days with a lovely dinner at The George in Inveraray between.  I will post pictures, even if we get rained out, it will be good, I am sure.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sew, knit, spin garden or make stitchmarkers?

Well today is mothers day here in the UK. My 2 boys are away from home, one in Philly and one in Middlesborough . They are great boys but they have never really embraced the joy of Mothers Day! I did get phone calls which is just as good as flowers - yes?

Phoebe my lovely lab remembered and along with my darling hubby got me lovely flowers and a card. Andrew went away to climb some hills so I have had this weekend alone with Phoebe. Now then what shall I do? The sun came out in Dunoon so into the garden I go!

First of all the greenhouse needed some attention. After losing my original to high winds I now have a lovely smart new greenhouse. I planted some seeds and left them to do their thing, hopefully soon they will be lovely plants. A little more time in the garden tidying up then back inside.

I was torn between sewing, knitting and spinning or making some stitch markers. So much to do, just 2 days to do it..... I decided to make some stitch markers for a friends birthday and myself some earrings. I am looking forward to getting better at this one day :-).

Andrew back home now, a lovely Sunday meal and time to chat

So all in all a nice and self indulgent Mothers day for me. No flowers but 2 lovely phone calls and a day doing things that I love. Doesnt get any better really.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Well 2 years later....

It has been 2 years since I last blogged - so I guess I have lost my frequent blogging badge :-)

Time marches on and it is quite startling just how it flies!

I am browsing through the wonderful web for a while then sitting in front of the telly with my current knitting project - Cabled Capelet in Debbie Bliss Cashmarino. I am still sewing but that has taken a bit of a back seat just now I also have the spinning bug, of so much lovely fibery things to play with but not alot of time.

Hope you say hi,


Monday, 7 December 2009

Nightmare on swap street!!

Normally I am a reasonably organised person however I am afraid at the moment I am wondering if I am losing the plot altogether.

First of all I entrusted the posting of a very important package to my son, who did not listen to instructions and posted it without getting the stamps! I am praying it arrives safely and all I have to do is sent some euros to compensate for the post charges. I have to say,I am not feeling very confident there.

Next I am sure that I signed up for a Christmas ornament swap but I cant find any email with details of who I send to, or anywhere on another blog with a Christmas Ornament Swap - was I dreaming it all ??? If you are looking at my blog wondering why my Christmas ornament has not arrived - sorry. Let me know and I will post it. Failing that it will go onto my tree this year - if I ever get organised enough to put up my decorations!

Hugs to all....

Friday, 30 October 2009

A welcome back from an old friend and goodbye to a new friend....

It has been a wee while since I have blogged.  Alas and alack, I like this blogging but I also like sewing and meeting up with friends and my darling hubby back from the sea.

First and foremost my darling hubby Andrew. His ship came back from the Caribbean, sailing into the East coast of Scotland where I drove over to meet him.

He (and the rest of the ship) have been very busy over the last few months and I have missed him sooooo much.  He is very supportive of my sewing and never even comments on the increasing size of various piles of delicious fabrics and hanks of wool.  I will be driving over to see him tomorrow (after visiting the Good Food show at the SECC).

With the joy of Andrew coming back there was a wee goodbye to say too.  A new friend of mine, Carrie, has flown back to the States (Seattle) today.  Yesterday, along with the other Flava Girls, the Gourock knitting group where I met Carrie, we had a lovely meal at the Tontine Hotel in Gourock and said our farewells before 3 of us had to catch the ferry back to Dunoon.  I have only known Carrie for a few months, when we met up most Thursday nights at the knitting group, but during this time I have found her to be a genuine and charming lady with immense talent.  We all consider ourselves to be so much better off for getting to know Carrie and it was our complete pleasure to give her a spinning wheel as a gift for her to take away back across the pond.

Happy spinning Carrie and haste ye back to our shores.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Angel Swap

I tried to include this part in the original blog for today but could not upload more than one photo so they are going to be added separately.
This project is for the Angel Swap. I spent ages deciding what to make, on the them of Roses, Roses, Roses. Roses appear, aplenty and I also included some Harris Tweed, a real favourite of mine and something I hope will add a touch of the West Coast of Scotland for the recipient of this.

The final completed project I want to share with you today is Olivia's Quilt. Olivia is the new baby daughter of a friend of mine. Born a couple of weeks ago.

Well, as you can see, I have now managed more than one photo in a blog post... I should really edit the first one and join it all up but I would rather go sew.

Would love to hear from you via a comment.

Cheerio from Dunoon.

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