Friday, 17 March 2017

See My Friend Lynn's New Etsy shop..

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well? this is a quick post with a link to Lynn B's new Etsy shop



by Lynn B

You may have seen Lynn's blog - Happiness Is Cross stitching
where you can read more about the new products in her shop including Tilda fabric.


In previous posts you have probably seen a few cross stitch projects I have stitched myself by Lynn.




The mini black cat collection is a favourite.


When you visit Lynn's shop you will see Lot's of other goodies such as new Tilda fabrics as well as patterns by Lynn.

bye for now

Julie x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Finished crochet cowl, knitted chicks for charity and new yarn in my stash.

Hi everyone, Hope you are all well?

We are having lovely mild weather on and off here in my part of the UK, lot's of rain mixed with sunshine.

I have been busy crocheting a lovely warm cowl for my friend at work,


the pattern was from Inside Crochet magazine Dunes Cowl. I did not use the recommended yarn as on the pattern my friend already purchased the yarn.


I have not crossed stitched much of my owl pattern lately since I seem to have knitting projects piling up so there is not much progress to show you at the moment. I intend to save a few hours to stitch at some point.



At my local knitting group we are in the middle of knitting or crocheting small chicks, they are just the right size to fit a cream egg inside.




I have knitted about 14 so far and other members have made similar amounts, all these will be going off to St Lukes Cheshire Hospice where they sell them at there charity stalls to raise funds.

Within our group we take some of our sub money to put towards funds every week and so far we have raised £700 pounds. It is so much fun when you have others to share with what you are making.



Also I have some lovely yummy new yarn to show for new projects.



This jester DK yarn will be for  a cushion for my Grand daughter.



One 100g skein of hand dyed yarn 4ply weight this will be for a pair of socks.
You can find more of similar yarn at Betsy Makes etsy shop


So I think I will be pretty busy for the coming weeks that is something to look forward too, I think I had better knit the cushion first though.

Till next time 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and find a little time to make something.


bye for now
Julie x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Knitting updates, cross stitch updates and general chit chat.

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all well and keeping snug and warm, it is a cold and grey day here in the UK we have had a few snow flurries but it has not progressed to much(thankfully) I feel my Grand daughter would love for it to snow a little heavier.

I have made some progress on sock knitting, a little slow granted but i did undo a little and then started again but never the less I am enjoying the process.







I have nearly finished a pair of knitted house slippers,






this all started through watching a Pod Cast (i am addicted to these) by Tina at Simply In Stitches on You Tube she was holding a KAL for these slippers. I know the picture dose not do them justice but I assure you they look lovely on with a nice snug fit.

The pattern is free from Temple Of Knit
the yarn I used was Pure Shetland Wool from Blacker Yarns it knits as DK



I have a cross stitch update for the Owl Bell Pull






not much I know as I had a few other projects to do one being a crochet cowl for a friend at work so I had to squeeze it in, I will show you in the next post when it's finished. But as you can see I think the colours for the flowers are going to look lovely when they are all stitched and then I will start on the owl.


I am sure I will have more to show you next time, so till then enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Happy stitching or knitting/crochet

Julie x

Friday, 20 January 2017

Second update on my YouTube channel and more details on this blog post to.



Hello everyone,

 Hope you are all well and ready for the weekend, I have a second update on my You Tube channel talking about all my project updates and general chit chat.




Here are some pictures of what I showed on the channel.


Finished at last the Ship Ahoy cross stitch all ready to be framed and displayed.
Pattern is by Durene Jones





I have stitched a little more on the Owl Bell Pull cross stitch and I love the colours in this one.




Now for my knitting updates I want to start knitting some more socks, and I purchased this book with a super collection of patterns to do just that from Hobby craft at a bargain price. Also I picked out 2 balls of DMC Natura cotton for £1.75 each.

I have only ever made one pair of socks and that was many years ago and they are still going strong now, here is the book I used then to make some leg warmers and socks.




DK yarn for the leg warmers and sock yarn for the socks and these socks were knitted on 2 needles. Patterns from the book are by Emma King

I have nearly finished a pair of fingerless gloves from a pattern in this book to,



this is DK yarn from my stash sorry but I cannot remember what make it is but it is just enough to finish them.

Well that's all for now until next time, have a lovely weekend.


Happy stitching or knitting

Julie x
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