Saturday, 26 November 2011

Where has the year gone.

Well.. I just don't know where this year has gone.  I have been working full time usually 12 hour days door to door so I have been neglecting my blog.   I haven't managed any craft work this year and feel so guilt when I see my wool sat in a box yearning me to get it out and be creative.

It all started to go very pear shaped the beginning of the summer our boiler burst and flooded the kitchen/diner.  This resulted in a new boiler being fitted, a brick breakfast bar being removed, new ceiling, repairs to the flooring and a complete kitchen re-model.  My cooker then decided it throw a tizzy and has no main oven. Unfortunately himself has been pulled all ways and with work commitments we are only half done.  Being the kitchen you can imagine every room in the house has been disrupted !!  I am assured it will all be sorted by Christmas but I am having my doubts!!

I hope you are all well, and while I haven't been writing I have been calling in to visit you all whenever possible.  
With love
Jayne x

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Good Times

Well I've been away for a while from my blog. I find the wet winter months so depressing and I think if that's how you feel inside one way or another it comes over in your voice (on the phone) and your writing. So rather than be a wet Wednesday and depress you all I felt it better to write nothing.  But thanks to all of you who contacted me and encouraged me to get back on the blogging horse to ride again.

I have been out in the forest 'playing' with my cameras.  I have just discovered filters and I hope you like some of the results.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Chocolate Cakes

Well managed two cakes a chocolate doughnut and a chocolate slice.  Ok i suppose for a first attempt but with another 19 to go I need to get my skates on.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Flower Pot

It's Willows birthday in a few days so I have been busy knitting a few things for her.  The hat was easy and as I didn't have time to make up lots of flowers I bought a 'job lot' from ebay.

I have also made her a ballet wrap.  The wool is very pretty it has a translucent thread running through it.  I bought the buttons to reflect this. Unfortunately the camera hasn't picked it up very well.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Why Not Take A Walk With Us?

What a beautiful day it has been today.  The sun was out with avengence. My youngest grandaughter spent the morning with Katie & I. So we went for a walk with 'the girls' Please join us on our ramble.

This is one of a few Beech trees remaining.  Our village is called Coalway.  Apparently there were several avenues of beech which lined the walks to the local coal and iron ore mines.  Several saplings now exist but only a few of the original trees remain.  This majestic one is only a few hundred yards from our home.  It marks all the seasons with an aray of colour ranging from acid green in the spring to burnt copper in the autumn.  

As always the girls are keen to get out in the forest 

While the sun was shining and it was relatively warm there were still signs of last nights frost. 

I hope you enjoyed our short walk as much s we did

Monday, 17 January 2011

Knitted Cakes 20 to make

I am keen to start some knitted / crochet cakes.  I spent most of Sunday afternoon trying to crochet a doughnut. I must admit I gave up in the end.  I was using a download pattern from a lady in the USA.  I don't think I was using the wrong interpretation of the stitches but it just wouldn't work.  So.  I decided I would buy a book from Amazon.  It means I will have to wait a few days but hopefully it will be worth it.  And hopefully by the end of the month I will have some calorie free goodies on my shelf

Saturday, 15 January 2011


I have just completed my first swap on Ravelry.  I must admit it was a little stressful.  I wasn't sure what to send.  Swaps seem to come with all different rules and ideas depending which group you join.  Ours was simple value up to £5. (hence the swap name Cheap as Chips) A list of swappers is made up by the co-ordinater and you send a parcel to the person on the list above you.  I had a great parcel from Shelley.  She really though my gift through, with a little help from my April Cottage blog managed to send several very useful gifts.  I think this could be quite addictive.  Thank once again to Shelley.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

360 deg Knitting Illusion

I just love this image.  It is from a web site called  Illusions 360 web site. Hope you enjoy the knitting section  as much as I did xx