Wednesday, 22 March 2017


This week I have been mostly painting little frames with chalk paint for Tilly Tea Dance, mounting little sheepy pics for same clever artist or looking after Ben - for same clever artist!!
AND in my spare time I have relaxed by knitting a few more twiddle mitts and a little pair of pink ballet leg warmers,  going to a charity concert at Theatre Severn (lots of brilliant local dancers and singers) and dining out for a Sunday lunch.

So really the only thing to share with my WOYWW friends  is the knitty lovliness in my half finished twiddle mitts.

OR alternatively you can peruse all the crafty stuff filling my table and waiting to be organised and put away in cupboards - enjoy!!

I don't know where the weeks go - I missed last weeks WOYWW completely.
Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Just a quickie for all those WOYWW crafters who love a bit of textile work!

I managed to create a lovely little duvet cover using the patchwork pieces and some of the bedroom curtain fabric. I am not really a quilter and do find difficulty in keeping my seams straight and matched up.
I think it looks OK and I am sure its recipient will love it, which is all that matters.

It's another busy week for me so I am dashing to supermarket shop and then get down to cleaning my kitchen floor - I opened a wine box last night and the spout squirted red wine all over the place!! Yuk! Luckily it hasn't stained but it is still a bit sticky so I need to get the mop and bucket out!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Tilly Tea Dance stole my table for last week's WOYWW so this week I am determined to get in early...

My photos were taken last night while I listened to the radio as Shrewsbury town won their footie match.
(Hubby and BIL went out in the cold to watch it.)

So here we are...

These are the little patchwork hearts that will be the centre piece to the baby quilt that I am making.
I hope the finished item works - It's all a bit of guesswork - using up fabric from my stash and some of the curtain fabric to match the nursery.

This is what I have been knitting this week - a little ballet cardi for my friend's grand daughter. It's in 4 ply so it took ages to knit but I think it looks OK.

That's it for this week.
I hope it's not too cold where you are. There is snow on the Shropshire hills but luckily I am in town now and we haven't had any.

Have a great week and lots of fun (Especially the WOYWWers who are getting together in South Wales this week! You know who you are!!)

xx Jo

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


 It's Wednesday and I have actually managed to post my WOYWW post this morning!
My table is covered with all sorts of bits and bobs...

A pretty pink hoodie for the little one that I made the floor quilt for.
A pair of socks for the little one that I knitted a gorgeous chunky cardi for and was asked if I could make socks to match.
Some chunky blingey beads etc that might get stitched onto a twiddle mitt or two.
A couple of mags/catalogues.
AND apart from all the usual stuff lying around, there is this.....
I found it when I was tidying a drawer.
I think it sums me up perfectly but how did they know?!!!!

Max and Ben are here today and I am making a new recipe for lunch so that will strain my brain!

Have a great week.

Best wishes to those who feel the need of a WOYWW hug.

x Jo

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW - 401

 Better late than never!
I seem to have been AWOL for a week or so.
Today I had to take a 100 mile round trip to see a consultant about my face!! So, yet again, I am a bit late getting round to my WOYWW posting. ( Nothing serious - just an op to remove a blip - I only have to wait 4 months for the op!)

Here's what I have been up to on my sewing desk this week.

As World Book Week approaches I decided I would make a Katie Morag style Aran jumper and a little tartan dressing up skirt. They seem popular for little ones and I usually donate my profit to a charity so it's a win/win situation. The Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick are used in school and she even had a tv programme created around her character. I have also made several little Katie sock dolls and I know she is loved by lots of children. See her here on my blog -

 Below, I have been knitting for a new baby in our family. One of our favourite cousins has just become a grandad so, this little cardi is for his beautiful little grand daughter.

That's it for this week - apart from wishing all our blogging buddies our very best wishes - if you need an extra hug from us all this week then here it is!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by and leaving your lovely comments.

x Jo