Monday, 17 July 2017

Orkney - the Italian chapel

I'm on my holibobs .... And not before time too! Might be a lettel bit burned out! Any hoo, me and Scoobs are in Orkney! After a mammoth 7 hour drive and one hour ferry trip we arrived in our cute wee chalets. We can see the sea and the Italian Chapel from our window! The chapel was the first place we visited, oh my goodness, it's not often I'm lost for words but this took my breath away. Beautiful story, Italian prisoners of war built it from two Nissan huts. Look it up on Wikipedia but don't tell my library chums I told you so 😉  

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Bye bye Rumpy dog

And another twitter chum has gone to visit Bud in his tent. Say hello from me Rumpy dog,  you were a fabulous friend to Jen and June buggy. Run free.

Thursday, 13 July 2017


Just clearing out pictures on my phone and realised i hadnt used these. I love going home and love the beach and the harbour.  Ill post these up here so i can clear out some room on my phone 😀

These rather imposing doors below are the entrance to what used to be the children's railway tunnel. I loved going on that train as a child.

Friday, 7 July 2017


Can fabric make you stop in your tracks and hold your breath? Well this can. Its from Japam crafts, it just fills my soul with happiness.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Lunchtime pootle

One of the benefits of an occasional work at home day is getting out to the canals for a lunchtime walk. The path was very pretty today.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Random acts of kindness

I came home to this today lovely chum whom i have only ever met on social media sent me this to help celebrate my good news. People are just so kind.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Proposed finishes for FAL Q3

And we are out of the starters blocks and raring to got for Q3!!! Q3 eh? Blimey 2017 you are fair ramping on. This time I will remember to number my list! Make it easier ...  Number 1 Farmers wife, I am way further ahead than I thought, almost halfway! No excuse now, keep chipping away at it
Number 2
Bother its sideways ... Anyhow, I have the pattern for the Aneela Hoey zip up tray, I even made a special trip to get the right zips! I have this left over William and Kate wedding fabric and a Royal loving chum who would love a zip up tray, lets make it so.
Number 3
I have been meaning to turn these into an improv mosaic mini, will Q3 be its lucky quarter?
Number 4
These are left over from the Petra Prins quilt I made last quarter I think they would look fab in this charm square pattern and I think I have enough fabric for it too!
Number 5
I was charmed into buying a fabric marbling kit at the knitting and stitching show this year. This is the sample the man let me keep. I so want to make a flying geese lap quilt like the one he had on display, I have done most of the prep to marble the fabric, just need to find the time to get down to it!
Number 6
Again more left overs! From a lovely Japanese fabric quilt I made, these are destined for a sewtogether bag.
Number 7
I seem to have aquired a rather unhealthy amount of charm packs .... Some of these are over three years old! I will not buy any new ones till I clear out some old ones, this will make a nice little lap quilt.
Number 8
My local church is always looking for sale items so these next charm packs will become table runners for them
Number 9
Table runners for the church sale
Number 10
Table runners for the church sale.

Christine's kitchen

I have blogged about the finished quilt for the Finish along linky party but I wanted a slightly longer post just to remind myself how much I loved making this quilt, all foundation pieced using up some of my precious liberty hoard :-)