Wednesday, 26 August 2015


 Good morning all - well actually a wet and gloomy one here.
It doesn't matter much as I am going to town and will dodge the showers.

My table is covered with left over bits and bobs from our crafty activities yesterday.
Maxine has been designing Ben's 1st birthday invites and I guess she will show you what she has been doing on her Tilly Tea dance blog.
On the left is some flesh coloured wool waiting for me to knit some little dollies. Flutterby Patch blog has some really lovely little dollies and she is going to sell her patterns on Etsy so I will make a few for my nieces little ones for their Christmas stockings. The little scrapbox doll on the right is also made following another of Flutterby Patch ideas too.

Below is the little discovery toy that I made for Ben.
He likes to shake it and see what shows through the little plastic window.

Well that's it folks. I need to get sorted ready for my trip to town.
I might be gone for some time as we are going to Watson and Thorntons fabric shop. A great place to lose an hour or two!!

Feel free to snoop around my WOYWW table and leave a little comment - I love to hear from you all.

Enjoy your week.
x Jo

Friday, 21 August 2015

Friday smile

Just two picures from the Dingle at Shrewsbury Flower Show last Saturday.

Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


 I am having fun with old school friends this week so my desk is very quiet.
Just my latest knittie to show you and a few fabric brooches that I found in a box - I made them ages ago and will probably pop them into a charity shop sometime.

Below are a few photos that I took at Shrewsbury Flower Show on Saturday.
I just thought that a splash of glorious colour, that is so uplifting, is what we need today.

I know so many of you are feeling especially sad at the loss of a dear friend. 
I didn't know Janet - other than through her cheery caring comments on my blog but I know from others that she was a treasure - a funny and feisty lady.
So Janet - this little splash of colour is for you.

Like many, I will be trying even harder to make the most of every day and treasuring friends and family more than ever.
So - have a great week everyone and thanks for calling by and leaving your lovely comments. You are a very special bunch and we are so lucky that we have had WOYWW to bring us all together.
x Jo

Friday, 14 August 2015

Friday smile - It is me isn't it!!

It is me isn't it!!

Do you remember the view of a badger (on a plinth, on the building site) that I posted here?
Well today this caught my eye and straight away I thought "penguin"!

Bonkers, I know, but that's the way my mind works.

Now every time I see this bit of black plastic membrane poking out of the footings that's all I can think of.
It would certainly be a happy penguin today. It is pouring down and the concrete floor looks like a pond. AND  no men in shorts today!

For more smiles - just pop over to Annie's "A stitch in time" blog and see what's making her smile today!
Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Just a bit late with my WOYWW post today.
I have sewing buddies coming for lunch and a bit of free motion machine embroidery.
My work table is all neat and tidy and ready to go and lunch is all sorted

It's a lovely sunny day and the building site is busy - lots of men in shorts - what more can these girls ask for!

So it's a short sweet post from me today.
Just thought I would post a picture of my latest little knittie now that its finished.

Did you see the meteor shower last night? - I saw a few "shooting stars" - but the sky is very light here in town - nothing like the big black skies at my old house where we didn't have any street lights.

I hope you all have a great week.
Don't get too wet in the rain predicted for tommorrow.
Thanks for calling by.
x Jo