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

Wednesday, 18 January 2017


 Good morning all - welcome to my offering for WOYWW today!

As you can see, the old knitting needles have been busy twiddlemuffing. I was given lots of lovely wool, so I decided to use it for a  few more of these little mitts - they will be going to the local hospital for use with patients who have dementia.

AND this is is going to be one of six little patches in the centre of a cot quilt. It is my first attempt at this sort of patchwork and I am really quite pleased with it. I am not usually very good at cutting and sewing accurately so it was quite a challenge for me. I hope I can manage five more without losing my patience!

Well that's it for today.
I am  having fun playing with Ben today.

Have a great week.

x Jo

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday smile

These pretty pink hyacinths certainly make me smile.
I love their waxy pink petals and their delicate fragrance.
I know Annie isn't keen because of the smell but, when there is snow on the ground and howling gales, they really do remind us that Spring is just around the corner!

Join in with Annie's Friday smile over at "A stitch in time".
Keep cosy and safe.

x Jo

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Just a quickie today as I am looking after Ben - he is playing with Grandad's model railway at the moment!

Firstly my pretty fabric that I will make into a little cot quilt. It will match the puffy play mat that I made before Christmas. I am not really a quilter but my friend Jacquie is brilliant at it, so I may well ask her for a suitable - simple design!

I found nice spotty buttons for the little cardi I showed you last week. This week's cardi is in soft pink 4 ply and I love the little picot edge.
Now I am busy with a few more twiddle muffs so I will show you those next week.

Have a great week everyone.

x Jo