Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Last week was a busy one.
We had fun at a stitchy workshop on Wednesday. I crafted with Max on Thursday and helped look after the delightful little twins on Friday. So, I was a bit slow and checking out the WOYWW desks that the lovely Julia linked us up to last week.
Hopefully I will do better this week!!

In spare moments I have been finishing my third Lillybo Quilt.
If you like cats, you might like this one. It has a little bag to carry it in and by the end of the week I hope to have made a little sockdoll cat to pop in the pocket.

My evenings have been spent knitting a chunky cardi for one of my great nieces.
It is in Sirday Chunky Crofter which has knitted up nicely and looks quite funky I think.
Now I need her to try it on and make sure its fits before I knit one for her younger sister.

Maxine brought this little Toyota 5000 sewing machine over for me to check out at the weekend.
It seemed in good condition and I suggested putting it on ebay for collection only. - maybe £35. If anyone is interested email me. It would probably make quite a good first machine - it's sturdy and has it's original handbook and toolbox with extra feet etc.

OK folks - short and sweet.
Thanks for popping by - have a great week.
x Jo


Annie said...

When you have 6 different machine already and you are downsizing to a bungalow you really don't need another one lol I will keep my ears open to see if anyone I know wants one though. Fab quilt and cardy this week Jo.
A x

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, between you and Annie that's 7 quilts! Wow, that must be a record - well done to both of you, I struggled with one....... the cats look amazing. Love the little cardi, it does look funky and also very cosy. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

okienurse said...

busy busy! Love the new cardigan and the Lillybo quilt. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

JoZart said...

Super cardy (I've knitted that pattern!) and super dooper quilt No3 too.TYTYTY You are a gem making more and all so lovely. They are being well received by the children and you will start to hear about the stories when Eddie, of CHICS. is back next week after caring for his wife (post op).
lots of love Jo x

Kate said...

Lovely quilt and cardi!

** Kate *8 #88

sandra de said...

As always gorgeous quilt and cardie is super.
Sandra @83

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous Quilt, so clever x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

jill said...

Another quilt being made & so many lovely ones everyone is making. Also like the cardigan your knitting. jill #33

Linda said...

Great quilt and the cardigan is just gorgeous and looks very snug.

Linda #106

Anne said...

Lovely cardigan and another quilt!! I am just putting my first together. I think one machine is probably enough for me am sure someone will snap it up though. Happy WOYWW Anne x #99

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous cardi & quilt! Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

famfa said...

Lovely quilt and that cardi is indeed funky
Famfa 127

Neet said...

What a lovely quilt you have made - love cats and am sure some child will too.
Great knit too.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Lori said...

LOVE the quilt and Cardigan. Great job!!

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #57

Ria Gall said...

a lovely quilt and bag and the wool you have used on the cardi is beautiful really lovely colours
I would love the sewing machine but I don't know where it is?
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Laura said...

Oh, your knitting... I so envy you. May I place an order?! :)
Happy WOYWW,
have a super week,
Laura 146

Caro said...

Gorgeous quilt and lovely cozy looking cardie. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love Sirdar Crofter wool! It's like fair isle without the grief!! Good looking quilt there, Jo, you're on a roll :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy WOYWW and loving your 2 creations. You always have some great activity going on. Great day here, cold but sunny. Hunkering down 2 days of snow forcast, but I've a lot to do. Enjoy the week

Elizabeth said...

Another gorgeous quilt, Jo - love the colour and adore cats so this is definitely a winner for me :) The little jacket is beautiful too - colourful and warm, just what children need. Have a great week and happy crafting. Elizabeth x #58

PS: love the Friday Smile ... just by changing one word it could apply to any crafter :))

Nan G said...

Love the cardi! And the quilt is fab! Being a cat person n all. :) Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

Krisha said...

Gorgeous cardi, and that quilt is a beauty for sure.
Krisha #21

Gill Edwards said...

I love the way you say you have been knitting in the evenings as well as making another gorgeous quilt presumably during the day. You are incredible how you make all these things. It takes me a year to knit a plain scarf.

I'd love the sewing machine but live far too far away to collect. Im sure it will get snapped up though.

Gill x

Di said...

Super quilt and cardi there Jo. Well done on the die cutting of those hearts too. Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Lovr the cats on this quilt. Well, I have the blocks made up now just need to put together. Don't know where you find the time to make one let alone 3 quilts in the busy busy time that you have. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh you girls are really sewing up a storm! Love that little sweater! Your niece will look so sweet in it!!! Sue #51

MaggieC said...

I already have two sewing machines, one of which I have never had out and worked out. I tend to stick to my elderly Singer. Your latest quilt is beautiful and someone is going to adore it. Have a good week. xx Maggie #42