Sunday, 13 January 2019

FAL 2019 Q1 proposals

Blimey another year another FAL!  Right eyes down for the first proposal list of 2019, when on earth did it become 2019 ....
Anyhoo:
No.1 - New York Beauty in Tilda
I have had this pattern by Jo Avery in my sights for a while, could quite see what fabrics i would use. I got a gift voucher as a leaving present from my last job and bought some FQ bundles of Tilda Bird Pond. This quilt I will keep for myself, it wont get done in a day but im looking forward to it!


No.2 - Farmers wife 
SO CLOSE!!!! this is off to the fabulous cumbrianlongarmer for her to work her magic. i even have the binding all ready to go when it comes back. soooooooon my pretty
No.3 Neptune and the Maiden 
OK i have finally cut into this amazing bundle of fabric. I just decided on a simple star pattern to highlight the incredible prints. Ill see how much i get out of this bundle.
No.4 One more Cup of Coffee - Lucy Engels
aww man i have been collecting Lucys fabric since she started printing. I adore her fabric and she is from the same area as me to boot and a sooper luffly person as well :-) I have her pattern, i have the templates from Jenny Haynes. i just need to make it so.

No.5 Liberty Lone star
I commited to making 2 Alice Caroline SOS quilts this year. Its not like i dont have much liberty ...

 No.6 Liberty scrappy trip
See No 5!

No.7 Jo Avery Tea for 2
I love a Jo Avery pattern! I collected all of these patterns from Today's Quilter. I wanted to do it in bold fabrics, inspiration hit when i thought about using Japanese metallic and a bold green as the back ground and the backing, the vase fabric! got it at FOQ last year.
No.8 Panda linus quilts
I keep it quiet ... but i love pandas :-) and i have a fair bit of panda fabric. I need to use this up. How cute would a simple charm square quilt be made of this?/
No.9 Liberty porthole mini
No thats not a euphemism :-) I need to make this for a fussy cut challenge.
No.10 Michael Powell cross stitch
When a chum found out how much i love Michael Powell designs she unearthed a x stitch of his she had never got round to finishing. its lovely pattern, venetian windows.
No.11 Michael Powell bookmark
I always buy a bookmark from Michael Powell at the FOQ, this might be the last one i buy because im all Kindle now but i use them for my patchwork books.
No. 12 Tresna scarf
Woot woot! i have started knitting! I have the wool I have the pattern, just now need to fit in another 24 hours in the day. 
No. 13 Ridge cowl
well this is my first new knitting project from my beginners knitting class, had a blast, loved it.
No.14 Book nerd quilt
ARRRRRK, i was going to stop above but i cant have 13 on the list .... anyhow i was intending to do this pattern this year. I think i will make it my 'big scraps' pattern. There will be a few big scraps coming from some of the quilts above which will be perfect for this.







Thursday, 3 January 2019

Not quite Christmas

What a classy burd eh? i love a travel lodge i really do and they break the journey up to my mams. Its a killer of a journey, all that sitting still is not good for my creaky old joints.
So i have started to stop off in Aberdeen to break the journey North. this was my supper :-) (not the entire bottle of gin mind!)
Sitting chilling reading my book
I love the beach, this must be Britains most Northerly caravan park ...



yes gin in a water bottle ...
The evil Tiggywinkle and I had a truce for the season ...
My sisters knitted glittery tea cosy :-)