So, absolutely no sewing done at all, nothing for Le Challenge, nothing for Bee Blessed and nothing on my list of finishes, nor the quilt for my aunt, nor the quilt for my nephew. I did however order all the gubbins, but not yet the pattern nor the fabric for the Littlest Thistle bag make a long. Behind with that already now and will be playing catch up. But, I ordered some lovely Kaffe Fassett to make a lap quilt for a favourite cousin who is unwell. I wish her a really speedy recovery, she could well be recovered by the time this fabric comes out of the envelope.
I did however do lots and lots of knitting and watching Housewives of Orange County, Father Brown Mysteries and more Poirots than I could shake a stick at. Love them all, but love Poirot best of all. I knitted 4 baby cardigans in various sizes and styles for yet another friend who has just had a grandchild on the other side of the world. Is the world really getting smaller? That is three friends who have had a grandchild in either Australia or New Zealand in the last few months. We met the lovely Karen and Malcolm in the summer on our whistle stop tour of New Zealand and spent a great evening with them. At some stage I promised Karen that knitting was like riding a bike, of course I could still knit and would love to knit the bump some jumpers. Well, I can knit and love knitting but hate sewing up. This little octopus needs disentangled and posted to New Zealand, prompt, it would be nice for them to arrive whilst they still fit the baby, and whilst my friend is still visiting her daughter. My sister is coming up on Sunday, my niece and I are going to make a sock monkey. My sister likes to knit and doesn't mind sewing up - get my drift? She jokes that knitting was her thing until I started knitting again. And now I am busy knitting complicated things like socks and gloves and stealing her thunder. I really think she will love the opportunity to show me up here.
|knits for Kayla|
I thought I would include a quilt from the past that is one of my favourites. Amy, my daughter's best friend is modelling her quilt for me. Amy and Hazel my daughter met on the first day at grammar school in September 2000 and have been besties ever since. When they were both heading off to university, both in England, or as we call it "the Mainland", but different parts of England, I made them both the same quilt to jolly up their rooms, keep them warm, and keep the bond of friendship. Not much to do with the quilts but they are still besties. Anyhow, I wanted to use the the original quilt photos and new one and Amy very kindly emailed her photo.
|Amy and her quilt|
All I have to say now is thank goodness January is over. Yesterday I got my car serviced and the car which passed its MOT in December now has brakes that needed replaced (how come?) and cost me an eye watering £906.38 for servicing and brakes. I was too gob smacked to ask for the £6.38 to be waived. But I did have 2 coffees, a sandwich, a scone and a bun whilst I was waiting. How astute am I? I am going to London in February and want to go to Sheukat to buy some Liberty, that £6.38 would go a long way!
One last thing, I am going to a scrapbooking day tomorrow and really looking forward to it. The snow is coming. For us to say "snow is coming" is like Sean Bean to say "winter is coming" in Game of Thrones.
I hope the BBC are mistaken.
All the best