Sunday, 1 February 2015

January's catch up

Just in case you are thinking my talk is as blustery as the January weather then I am here to say that I have been busy and I have been plodding on with the contents of my monthly list.

First up. Socks. Finished. They will be off to keep the tootsies warm of a certain someone who I love dearly. My plan is to get knitting and use up this sock yarn that I keep buying but this may be an unending task. Having been away for a weekend where there were a plethora of gorgeous shops that I might have over indulged in this is going to keep me busy for a very long time. I have a vast array of Nephews and Nieces and this year they are all going to get a pair. Two down. Not thinking how many more to go yet. Long, long list, huge stash.

Yarn used - Wendy, Happy. This is a delight to knit with.

Sutton Grange by the lovely Di Ford Hall made it out of the box and the applique in the centre is now almost complete. Needs a few more little butterflies. I think I have also found the perfect inner borders fabric. At the moment it seems to look right but I shall wait until I have made the next round to see if it really works. Right now, I like it.

I have sewn together a little section of a few blocks for Green Beans and Sweet Tea by Jen Kingwell. If you like colour then this is the one for you. It has a bit of everything. It has every colour in there but somehow it still looks more pink. This is a hand pieced project.

Plodding on with the Trip Around The World quilt which started as a bit of fun on Facebook with Brigitte Giblin. Now that the rounds are much bigger it feels like the steam is running out almost at the end of the journey. I am making myself keep going because the end is in sight and I am on row 27 with a few squares of the next row to break up the rounds. My plan is to get it done by the end of February. It has been great fun though watching how everyone else's quilts have grown and evolved.

Managed to fit in a few Liberty print hexagons. Secret sewing. Shhhh!

February's List is sorted. Looks like the same projects on there as they are ongoing. One or two new additions to keep me excited. I managed to tackle 9 things on January's List which makes it around 75%. Had I included curtains and a dolly blanket the success rate would have been much higher. All in all, I am counting this month as a success.

One thing is for certain after what feels like a very long time coming I feel like being creative and want to stitch non stop. Yay!

Happy Stitching.


  1. The socks are cuuute !! And the Sutton Grange will be awesome ! Your projects slowly go on Shirley !
    That's great !

  2. Hello Shirely,

    Love the socks.I do love the bright colours in the Green Beans quilt blog. Good luck with your list.

    Happy days.

  3. You've done very well in January. I love how you "jump" from one project to the next, keeping them all in the air, so to speak. I'm pretty much the same. I get bored if I do the same thing for too long.

  4. Sutton Grange will be gorgeous, your fabric choice is perfect. I buyed Jen Kingwell pattern, perhaps it's time to start it with you ! XXX

  5. Lovely snuggly socks. I love all your beautiful stitching xx

  6. Nice progress and finishes in January. Love your variety of projects. Looks like there is never a dull moment in your sewing room. Fun to see,

  7. Love the socks and Sutton Grange looks very elegant. Those hexagons are yummy too. Glad that the creative urge has returned.

  8. All looking wonderful! I like the way you have 'anything else' crossed out. Lol.

  9. You're doing well sticking to your list, maybe I should follow your example. Loving your Sutton Grange colours & you're also doing my favorite Jen Kingswell design but have managed to far. lol Love the socks too :)

  10. Does feel so good when the creative juices flow! Those socks are gorgeous - your loved ones are lucky to have you stitching for them. Love your fabric selections for Sutton Grange. I spy a couple of my favorite fabrics. I only purchased a half yard of the border print at the very top. Will keep an eye out for more. Very versatile. Lovely projects all! Happy Stitching!

  11. How in the world could I have missed three blogposts ...I should have a prize for that...lot and lots of wonderful things happening at your place!!!