What will today bring ?

Every day bring us a new challange in one way or another even if we dont relize it each day i try to be posative, helpfull and not moan as much as the prevoius day but working with the public can put a lot of strain on this theory so try to do to others what you can expect of them and it might just all work out nicely .if not just count to 10...........or in my case a 110 !!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

In the hood

Well i have being knitting like mad to get Lottie's hoodi finished in time for school well as i sewn up the last seams and blocked was thinking to myself ....umm its very big i know that teenagers like baggy thing don't fret it will be fine .
I was so pleased to show it to her put it on love ......my face dropped like a lead balloon ......what had i done it was massive it was that big it would have been too big for the Roley ploys all of them
don't fret mum Lotty said it was nice though well i hadn't got the heart to un pick it all so i went straight out to the wool shop and got some more yarn this time its a little darker and has a fleck in it and she like it better ha typical
i have gone down a needle size and gone down three dress sizes i don't know what was going throw my head and why i didnt do that in the first place .................would have saved myself a lot of time and money
well is till took pics anyway and it was nice just got too find a very large recipient to enjoy it
in the hood

all zippedup

no time

Well how time just wizzz bye its only 14 weeks till Christmas would you believe it .....

I have finally got some pictures of finished thing at long last .

 this little flounce bag with ruffels was something i found on ravelry a bit of fun but looks so sparkley
a touch of elegance
Heres a few more finished projects

 The colour of this cotton cardi is a lot bluer than in the photo but the cotton is a lovely feel and realy nice to wear very pleased how it turned out and has washed really well so i shall give this one at least 4 stars

 I found a beautiful glizz buton to set it off nicely
nice bit of sparkle  

Now for a bit of lemon zest

Here is a lovely cabled cardi in a lovely yarn by James Brett . It has a fleck of blue and browns going through lovely and soft east pattern to follow whilst watching tv and has turn out nice pleased with this one fits very nice

Sunday, 17 July 2011

my house

it was my wedding anniversary on Saturday 17years god that went so fast
my wounderfull marty got me the best present a girl could ask for ........diamond's you say ..no not for me .......
he bought me some thing much better than that ...a green house god i was so excited

i made him build it straight away and Ive got it organised already ............its fab
get the outfit

these are some of my new seeds growing im getting thr bug

all tidy

I hope it will give me hours of pleasure and marty hopeit keeps me quiet and out the house for hours too ......

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

My beautifull girl

Well my mum said i was always good at making this and here's one i made nearly seventeen years ago and she just as beautiful inside and out as the day i made her (with a little help from her dad ....lol)

I was so proud of her on the night of her prom i wish we had proms when i was at school ........god help my poor mum can you imagine what get up i would have been wearing .........i dread to think 

god its like looking at myself

 Marty dont look too bad either .....LOL
 Marty did the honuor of driving her and her friend to the hotel lots of girls went together in posh cars and vercials we went one better and had the best looking chaufer and themost proudest dad in the land and we decked up the car with gold ribbons her and amie felt a millon dollers
They look so grown up young ladies .

it was worth all the shoe leather and heart ache .....looking for the right dress as i stand there taking pictures trying not to blubber like a compleate wolly and show myself up .........and Charlotte

I was so proud of Marty too not many Dads would  dress up and escort two teenagers too the ball............umm or would they

Well all i can say is that i was on  cloud nine that night and i didnt even get too go.... or even get my picture took with my beautyfull daughter ......oh well back to work cinders .........

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

life is good

Well life is good at the moment and everybody i know and love seam to be happy
I am really enjoying my garden at the moment as it has started to come alive the colours are really love ly.

what do you think ..............
I'm so proud of my gardening efforts i know now that I'm getting old as i chat to the ladies in the shop i get all excited when some one mentions gardening .........lol..

a lot of these plant i have grown from seeds
and i have really enjoyed doing it ,somewhere bulbs that i got from pound land of all places ,my mum says i must have green fingers 

these seeds wont be ready to go out till next year I'm hoping to plan colour in the garden all year round

the lilies took while to come out but there worth it 
here are some of my bulbs flowering

and Marty's wishing well i got for his birthday

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Round n Round i go

For months i have wanted to have a go at the pin wheel cardigan and finally i gave in and i must say i love it ...........

Yes it got a bit teadus donut the eyelet frill around the edge but it was worth it and i have had lots of admires
The wool i used was hayfield self patterning and really complements the pattern 

the back view

the beads

round and round   

Purple Sparkly

I have had this yarn a long time and didn't know what to do with it then i found this pattern on ravelry and gave it a go ...of course i did do a few adjustments along the way ..........well i like to make it my own

I was knitted all in one piece and so when you came to the frill i had over 1000 stitches on the needles but i was worth it i think ........

where have i been

this year has just flown bye and i don't know where i have finished lots of projects but haven't had time to show you ..
so get ready were in for a long read ........lol

were did i put my wellies
It all stared off with the sunny week we had in march and i discovered that i have green finger i bought a few packets of seeds from pound land and planted them in trays well they have just got bigger and bigger i have tansferd then about for times and now there just starting to produce flowers well im so proud of myself ......lol

i now have the bug ..a little later on i planted out my bedding plants and i think i went a bit mad but they look fa b

they will grow

martys pond
Well as the sun seamed to be out for awhile i have enjoyed sitting in the garden doing my knitting ......a few year ago Marty bought me a lovely swinging chair and i have used it to death and it was looking a little worse for wear so as the garden was beginning to become alive with colour i decided to smarten up my chair .

Marty got some spray metal paint from work and i traipsed round all the places i could think of to get material i tackled the job in hand .

I am very proud of the results it looks just  as new if not better than the original very Laura Ashley my sister quoted

Monday, 11 April 2011

Time flyes

Where dose the time go ..................it seams ages since i wrote on my blog such a lot has gone on i just haven't had time ....
but i still have found the time to knit .

I have finished three project but still have not resisted to cast on more ....lol the yellow short sleeve cardi has turned out lovely and I'm very pleased with it and will go smashing with my flowered dress for the summer the blue Cotton long sleeve jacket was a bit of a pain when it came to the decreasing as all lace patterns can be , but i got there in the end and cant wait for the warmer weather to wear it  hope to get pics up soon.

Friday, 4 February 2011

pom pom mad

At Christmas time we a knitwits were making a Christmas banner to go over the bar at the hotel we all meet in on a Wednesday night .
Jane asked us all too bring odds n ends of brightly coloured wool as we were going too make pom poms well i haven't made them since i was a kid went she turned up with her fancy gadget makers in all different sizes well i was like a kiddy in a sweet shop 
i have never had so much fun these Little plastic thing made these pompoms in about 6 minuets flat as soon as i got home i was straight on eBay and got my self a couple and have not stopped making them since  i got a small maker so could use it for trimmimg up things as hats scarf ...............well what ever take ur fancy really

Cherry Baby

Its not long now till our lovely jouiner stylist has her little baby girl as we all wait for the new arrival i shall see how you the lovely blanket that i have made for her .

it took 48 small individual squares to make it i little teadus but i got there in the end .

These squares were then sewn together and a boarder of 8 stitches and a lace pattern repeat made a boarder that was sewn on to the made up blanket

It was a bit of a fiddly job but i think it was worth it in the end lost of people have said how nice it looks and im sure Crystal will love it .