Monday, 4 September 2017

Back from our hoildays.

Hello everyone,

How are you all? I hope you all had nice summer breaks where ever you might be.

I just want to show you a few pictures.

This is a view of the caravan site where we stayed which was Banwell, North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare UK

Lot's of space on the site dog friendly and Bruno made a friend Meg the sheep dog.
The site is set on a working farm and the family that run the campsite were very welcoming- here

Cheddar was quite near by

By the way that is not me rock climbing.

Mr C walking Bruno

Next went to Wells to see the Cathedral

Wells was a lovely place to visit with small shops and cobbled roads, with an open market too.

I found a knitting and craft shop in Wells hidden away and yes I bought some yarn how could I not, I forgot to take some pictures of the shop though sorry about that.

We really enjoyed Somerset we have not been before and thought it was time for a change, we will be planning another visit there next year.

That's all for now
Happy knitting or stitching.

Julie xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Knitted tea cosy finished and other stitching progress.

Hello everyone,

How are we all I have not posted for a few weeks I know, I have broke up from work for the holidays at the moment with me working at a school so Mr C and I are away in our caravan on and off.

You can find me on Revelry sometimes and I have posted the odd picture on Instagram  showing pictures of any of my projects I have been working on.

I finished the knitted tea cosy I mentioned last,

pattern is by Lynn Rowe from the Woolnest

I used one of Lynn's other patterns to crochet this bunting for my sisters birthday.

Sue has promised to hang this in her summer house or along the top of her dresser, I hope she remembers to send me a picture.

I have to show you this lovely gift from my blog friend Lynn B at Happiness Is Cross Stitching
it came through the post this morning what a lovely surprise.

A very useful large cross stitch project bag with a see through front so you can easily see which project you have inside, it is beautifully made and with my favourite owl image what a super gift for a st itchy friend.
Oh and check out the owl stitch marker to all made by Lynn B

Here is how it looks with my hoop fabric, threads and notions pouch tucked safely inside.
You can find products similar to this one and many more items in Lynn's shop over at
Stitching Fairy Crafts

Before I go here is an update on the Bee embroidery I have been stitching

the pattern is from Homemade embroidery magazine special, not much more to do.

Well that is all for now, we will be away for 2 weeks so till next time.

happy stitching

Julie xx

Saturday, 24 June 2017

I won a hexie table mat and new items to show from my holidays.

Hello all,

How are you all? I hope everyone is well and that you have had time to stitch knit or crochet.

I certainly did I made a little time to do both while I was on holiday it was marvellous we had a lovely restful time and Bruno has done nothing but sulk since he has been back, he must have had about 8 walks each day and paddle in the river that was by the caravan.

But hey on with the post I had a lovely surprise when my blog friend Sheryl over at
Sewing After Seven emailed me to say I had won her give away here is the picture.

The picture dose not do it justice it is so beautifully stitched and nicely put together.

Sheryl hand made a sweet gift tag and also gave me left over fabric with extra hexagon pieces to use with my projects. How kind thank so much xx

I have a few things I bought from my holiday Mr C treated me as he always dose, we found a few wool shops and could not resist buying some more yarn.

DK Sirdar Country Style and in this Sublime knitting booklet is a pattern for a waistcoat that I like the look of which I will be using the yarn for.

Also I saw these useful tins with a vintage retro design on the lid which also included a note book to jot down all your knitting notes.

I paid £5.00 for this set which I think is quite good value.

I had planned to be good and not buy any yarn while on holiday but it is so hard to resist walking past a yarn shop and not walking away with some lovely yarn, at least I have something in mind on what to make with it.

So for my next projects to make on my to do list are-
1. knitted waistcoat 
2. crochet bag (for Suzie)

My WIP project list are-

1. knitted tea cosy
2.crochet throw
3.knitted teddy bears for charity(on going)

I will keep you posted, I must dash now tea is on, have a lovely weekend
happy knitting or crocheting.

bye for now
Julie x
Bruno x

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