Tuesday, 16 April 2013


My thoughts are with those killed and injured in Boston, MA ...

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sewing Cross Patch Tea Towels

Recently we went to Birmingham NEC for the needlecraft show in March and it was amazing, lots of beautiful sewing ideas and I picked up this lovely tea towel set from a stall called Cross Patch. I couldn't wait to get started sewing it altogether and made it yesterday. It was lovely to do the towels are linen Moda with french theme patterns on with tabs sewn on the top of each and poppers to attach to your oven or cupboard handle. Also I'm currently working on a Crewel work picture by Sue Hawkins called Jacobean Rosehips which is great fun to do... I'm planning on finishing it this month so I can frame it :)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sunday wanderings...

On Sunday afternoon we all had a great family trip out to Crich Tramway museum, it was great to have some nice walks in the sunshine through the woods and to the play area. A trip on the trams was very exciting for little one and furry one - they allow dogs there which is a bonus and we stopped off at Rita's Tea rooms to have a scone and jam - yum :)

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Not so long ago...

It looked like this in our garden.... I'm eagerly awaiting this though... And of course, a bit of this... Probably a bit more of a seasonal Spring cross stitch though!! ha ha

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Easter Bunny

A lovely weekend was had by all, lots of walking including a trip to Hassop near Bakewell which is a lovely place to go to with a nice bookshop, homemade cakes and a lovely walk which was still quite snowy... Here is one of the makes I completed for Easter ... a lovely egg bunny cosy following the Little Cotton Rabbits pattern... it knitted up great and am so pleased with it we shall save it and bring it out for several Easter's to come..