Sunday, 20 November 2011

Shopping lists made cute

Just before autumn ends here is my shopping list with changeable toppers. I'm painting the winter one now but I don't want to tempt fate because it has snowmen on it. I think I'll wait until the weather turns before I put it up. I have the usual two hundred things on the go - says something about my mind - either good at multi tasking or bird brain. Tweet tweet.

I have just drawn out a key holder which I'll take to Sandra for David to cut. I also want a kitchen roll holder to match the shopping list but with slightly different seasonal design..... Oh for more time!

Alison and I are just putting the finishing touches to our next quilt class on 28th November. It's a dresden plate this month. We are building on the skills month by month and soon we will have enough blocks for the first quilt. It's so exciting seeing how different designs emerge from the same pattern. That's the good thing about quilting, every one is different and beautiful.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Edible Cupcakes, mmmmm......

Beautiful Steph made some choccie cupcakes withe the spare mix from John's birthday cake. Luscious. It's good to have such a talented baker living with you!

I finished the autumn version of my shopping list at the weekend. Just need to get a hook for the wall and a picture of it hanging on my wall will miraculously appear.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


What do you do when you have a big pile of ironing, the bathroom to clean and a load of paperwork to do? Knit a pumpkin of course.  Just bought a Debbie Bliss knitting book (A Knitter's Year).  Lots of gorgeous patterns. I used some lovely Amy Butler double knitting wool and have enough for a few more pumpkins, although there is a beanie hat pattern and little Grace next door would look so cute in a pumpkin beanie.....

The wonderful woodcutter (aka David Goldsmith) has just cut me some lovely seasonal shopping list holders to paint based on one of Sandra's fab designs.   More on this next time.