Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Good morning all.
Firstly - apologies for not managing to visit many WOYWW desks last week - I promise I will do better this week.
I had a couple of days with little Ben and the time just flew by.

Also I had a day crafting with buddies at The Quilters Trading Post near Audlem hence the picture above.
We each made a star block. I am hoping I can put mine on the front of a tote bag as I have just enough matching fabric left over to do it.
I am not a real quilter so I had to concentrate and make a big effort with accurate cutting and sewing (not my strong point). Pam, our tutor was really helpful and we managed to complete the block in about 2 hours.
The rest of our time was spent perusing the gorgeous fabric in the shop.
See Annie's blog A stitch in time for more pics!
We could have spent a fortune as it was all so lovely but I tried to restrain myself to just a few pieces for a little play mat for Ben.
Having just emptied and sorted all the junk craft materials in my sewing room and now trying desperately to get it into some sort of order, I realise that I don't really need MORE fabric!

I am looking forward to getting back into action with some sewing. I think I have roman blinds for a friend and some dressing up clothes to do fairly soon so that will be fun.

I hope you are all well and looking forward to some warmer drier weather over the weekend. It's been flippin cold here today.

Have a great week.
 x Jo

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


Good morning all.
I hope your WOYWW desk looks a bit more productive than mine!

My hubby decided today would be a good time to paint my window so everytning is stripped ready for action - lol - no!!!! you don't want to see that now do you!

So, here is my window sill with a few of my birthday cards for you to enjoy.
My favourite is the little collage Maxine put together for me from Ben - right there in the centre.
To the right are the two that Maxine and Annie gave me - both needle-felted and stitched in almost identical shapes and colours - a bit of family telepathy going on there I think!

So, go on, show us your WOYWW - I bet there will be lots going on and plenty to snoop as usual.

Have a great week.
x Jo

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Good morning everyone!
Firstly, thank you to all you kind folk who left lovely messages of congratulations on the safe arrival of my gorgeous little grandson!
As you can imagine I have had lots of opportunities for cuddles and I know I am biased but he really is a beautiful baby!  (See below if you missed him last week!)

Of course, this week I haven't been crafting but I thought I would just post the little quilt I made for his travel moses basket which I have here ready for any visits.

I hope you are all well and still enjoying this amazing weather.
I hope I get round a few more WOYWW desks this week
Have a great week.
x Jo

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Just a little something to show and tell today!!
Ben was born on Monday morning in the early hours.
He is totally gorgeous but then as a new granny I am bound to say that.
Maxine is doing well and so proud of herself of course.
Isn't new life just wonderful.

Nothing on my desk today and I doubt that I will be crafting much this week!

Have a great week everyone - I won't promise that I will visit all your WOYWW desks today but hopefully will get round a few.

x Jo

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Saturday smile - nosey neighbours!

I just had to smile at this lot this morning.
I think they wanted to know what I was having for breakfast!!
They lined up and peered over my fence.

There is always something in the field to amuse me - pheasants, magpies - 18 at one time!, rabbits, squirrels, jays and now cows. Country living!

Join in with more smiles over on Annie's blog "A stitch in time"

Have a good weekend
x Jo