Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WOYWW - the wonders of nature

Firstly ....
Isn't nature wonderful?
And doesn't she always have little surprises for us now and then.......


My tomatoes are very slow to ripen so we have picked a tress and brought it indoors hoping to speed up the process.
The variety is Gardener's Delight - I can't think why!!!!


OK now back to the serious stuff - here's my table this week for all you WOYWWers who like to pop in to see what I have been up to.
As you will see - it's my usual approach - cover all the cr..   er   rubbish, with things I have been making.

  • Two gorgeous little waistcoats for a friend of a friend's grandsons. I have made 7 altogether now so I think I have earned the "waistcoat makers" badge, don't you??
  • My little dragonfly picture that is now in our blog shop. Annie and I have had fun dumfing these.
  • Below is the little hoodie that I finished for Sam. I have also knitted a bolero for Lexi and a shrug for Lou. There is another shrug on the go and I have an order for another bolero so - never a dull moment here!

Well that's me for this week.
Thanks to all who popped over to see me last week - what a cheery, friendly bunch you are.
See you soon.
x Jo

33 comments:

Annie said...

Those waistcoats look fab Jo as do all the knitties. I passed them on with your love yesterday and a very tired little mummy, after a difficult day at school, thought they were really gorgeous. Thanks so much.
Hugs,
A x

Neil said...

Hiya, great looking creative space this week, Looks like you've been having a lot of fun. Hope the rest of your week is good too.
Neil #71

Helen said...

Gorgeous outfits!! Hope your tomatoes ripen... Helen 35

MiniOwner said...

Oh yours is a great workdesk to visit. Such lovely creations. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner #72)

Redanne said...

Oh I love Sam's little jumper, it is gorgeous and so are the waistcoats, you have definitely earned a badge for doing the waistcoats! Loving your dragonflies too..... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

jill said...

I bet you could'nt believe your eyes when you first saw that tomato. happy crafting jill #28

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your tomato! Your waistcoats are gorgeous! Happy WOYWW!

Sandy said...

Such cute little jumpers. I am just planting all my vegies tomatoes are not in the ground yet still a chance of frost here, but soon.. Sandy :) #103

Karen McAlpine said...

Gorgeous little vests (or waistcoats as you call them). Looks like something for a wedding. Always love to have a peek at your felted projects.
Karen 102

famfa said...

Lovely hoody. Fab tomatoes - one of them has a nose. How funny.
Famfa 13

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh are you so talented! love the vests and the sweater jacket - the colors are gorgeous!

Cardarian said...

You should put the tomatos on the window ledge - they need light to get red! Ah the waistcoats are just so cute!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have been very busy! The waistcoats and knit are adorable! Always love to see your felted pieces. Sorry did not list this week.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I miss tomatoes off the vine. Although that one tomato looks a bit too perky for me. The waistcoats are just precious! I can envision a couple of sweet little boys looking good in them. The hoodie is so sweet! If I could learn another craft, it would be knitting. It is good that I don't know it as I can barely afford one craft right now.

kay said...

having the same trouble with our tomatoes this year,your waistcoats are so cute :)
happy woyww
kay #56

Di said...

Waistcoats and a wonderful hoodie - you clever girl. But what made me laugh out loud and almost spit coffee over the screen was that tomato :) I didn't know what was going on ( Dumbo here) until I took another look :)) Ooooooer :)

Hugs and Happy WOYWW, Di xx

JoZart said...

I pop my un ripened tomatoes into egg cartons to ripen... And they do!
You have really become expert at those teeny waistcoats and your hoody is lovely... I love the random mix of the yarn and the minty colour is gorgeous.
Are you going to Julia,s WOYWW fest by any chance? I hope so. I,m going with Donna and Dolores is coming over from Slovenia... Can,t wait
Love Jo xxx

Sandy Leigh said...

*Squeal* I love that hoodie. What beautiful work! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOLOL - I nearly spat my tea over the computer screen! That wins the award for the Most Rampant Vegetable of the Week!!!
I am full of admiration for those waistcoats, they're so neat and I'm rubbish at buttonholes! What a confession to make....
Hugs, LLJ #59 xx

MaggieC said...

You have been so busy. I had a real look back at some of your earlier posts, and those collages are so beautiful. I am glad to see we are not the only ones with green tomatoes. At least they match the cucumbers which have gone totally nuts - we are picking several each week (makes great cucumber and onion like Mum used to make). Thanks for your visit today and kind comments. Have a lovely week, and I hope you are not in danger of flooding. xx Maggie #100

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...amazing work Jo, you are so talented, those waistcoats are superb, you well deserve your badge! and your knitting is just amazing as always, a superb creative posting for woyww...Melx :)

okienurse said...

Love the look of those tomatoes Jo! I got about that many for the whole season cause it got so hot and dry here so quick that we were put on watering ration early and everything died! Def qualify for the waistcoat makers badge and they are so cute! I am amazed at how much you two get done. It would take me a couple years to knit one sweater and the babe would have outgrown it by then! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #87

dix said...

The little hoodie is so cute...and hope you have great luck ripening those tomatoes. Here in Texas our growing season for tomatoes is pretty much over. Delicious when we harvest those home grown delicacies! Thanks for sharing. dix---

Gita said...

Good luck with getting the tomatoes ripe!! The vests and knitted hoodie look great. Busy, busy!!!! Brigita #116

Angie said...

Adorable hoodie! Wish I had the patient to be a knitter! Thanks for the visit!

sandra de said...

Everything you have made is always gorgeous from knitting to dumfing you do it so well. Now you can add horticulture to your list.
Sandra @23

Neet said...

Gosh, you and Annie are such busy people and you do so much handcrafting. Love the hod die and the waistcoats are fabulous.
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Hugs, Neet x #5

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo, I just love that hoodie really great colours and have already seen the dragon fly as hopped over after reading Annie's post and they are really lovely.. and yes you have earnt the badge for making waistcoats - they are lovely too!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

lisa said...

Despite all the miserable weather, my tomatoes are actually ripening nicely in the greenhouse, nothing like home grown is there.
Those waistcoats are gorgeous.
I didn't realise you lived in Yorkshire before, I have friends at Selby but we are nearer Leeds.
Have a great weekend.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #80

Morti said...

I do envy you your seamstress skills! Mind you, I suppose if I tried smaller projects it would get me more into it. If only there were more hours in a day.... hehehehe

Lovely knitting - share a picture of the bolero, do!

Thanks for stopping by.

Danielle said...

Nice to be busy, though. I love the little hoodie! Dani 123

Eliza said...

You have been a busy beaver, yes you deserve the waistcoat badge of honour. Beautiful work like always.

Sorry I am running late this week, Happy WOYWW

Eliza

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The waistcoats are fabulous Jo, so is the little hoodie ;-)
Anne x