Sunday, 6 August 2017

It's Raining Blocks, Hallelujah.

I think I muddled up my Saturdays and Sundays yesterday. I had wanted the Juggling Plates post to "publish" on Saturday, so I could blog today, Sunday, about the blocks Sue sent me for Beeabee2017. I must have misread the days in the scheduling calendar. Do American calendars have the days of the week in a different order? I mean, in the same order, but starting and finishing at a different day? Or maybe, more likely, I just hit the wrong day.

Anyhow, I wanted to blog about Sue's blocks today, because she very generously included some extra fabric for me. It is always nice to have some stash to link up to Sunday Stash, so two blog posts in one day it is. A Feast or a famine I am afraid.

I love these fabrics. I love the strong emerald green. The thing is, my favourite colour is blue. Always have, always will be, but I am drawn more and more to green these days. I keep buying green wool.

Nope, changed my mind again. The bright blues are my favourite. The three fabrics tone in really well together.

As for the white, well I can never have enough low volume.

Sue very kindly included two strips of blue baby fabric as well.

 We have a new addition in our family, our first little grandchild, born in the last few days. I look forward to getting to know him, and of course making him many, many quilts. And knitted jumpers, and hats, and toys. He and I will have a ball. Now I can make all the baby things I wanted to when I had my own children, but of course I hadn't the time nor the energy. Wahey!

Sue also very kindly included two of her hand made project bags. These are gorgeous, right down to the tassel on the zipper and the labels inside. The bigger bag even matches my knitting! When I went to join the "hooker's (?)" the other night, they were all mighty impressed.

The smaller of the two bags is just perfect for the ending of a knitted sock, when the sock wraps neatly around the needles. It would be great for my Liberty EPP hexies too. Remember them? I haven't touched them for a while. They tend to be my "take" when we the football/rugby season starts.

Oh yes, the blocks Sue made me. The two blocks are lovely with a pale blue quatrefoil and orange fire centre. This is going to be some quilt! And yes, this quilt will be for my very own grandson.

Yesterday my friend Liz and myself went to Yarnfolk Festival in Whitehead. I may have entered into a little recreational spending. No one was harmed in the process, and we had a lovely day out. I planned to show off, show the skeins I bought, plus the  peurperium cardigan I knitted . I had never heard of that word either, I probably haven't spelled it right. Basically it means cardigan for a newborn. The "plain English" society should get involved in this. Anyhow, I have perambulated in a conversational journey for long enough this day of rest, and will withdraw to continue this this anon.

Helen x
linking up with Molli Sparkles and Sunday Stash.




  1. May I be the first to congratulate you here on the birth of your little grandson.....its the best thing in the world being a granny!!!
    Once again lovely to meet up yesterday!

  2. How exciting Helen. You get to sew those blocks into a quilt for your very own grandson. Yay! and of course congratulations!!!!

  3. A grandson, congratulations! Love the colorway of the blocks! I haven't seen that musical print. You are right, it a great LV print!

  4. Congrats, on the grandson!! Being a grandparent is super!

  5. The green is such a great color, I might actually be more drawn to it than the blues. It's a tough one, Helen. The blocks you are receiving look fabulous and I am excited to see how the quilt top comes together. Congratulations on your first grandchild. I am sure the two of you have years of fun ahead. :)

  6. Congratulations on your new grandson! Yes, the two of you will have tons of fun! Your fabric is so pretty as are those blocks! Those project pouches are so lovely - and useful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Wow, a mention on your blog...I am super, super chuffed... Thank you and so glad you like the blocks and goodies...and I know I have already congratulated you but doing it again... Way, hay, congratulations on your new grandson... Love and hugs all round Helen...and I look forward to seeing you 'show off' baby pics and knitting purchases xxx

  8. PS I included the music fabric for your hubby lol... I didn't have any Chelsea's fabric 😉 xx

  9. Oh, how fun to have a new grandbaby! That child is going to be smothered with love and handmade goodies. Your new stash fabrics are gorgeous, all around. Blues and greens together are my favorite.

  10. Congratulations on your first grandchild; I am a wee bit jealous!


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