Wednesday, 27 February 2013


 Good morning all!
After four days with a foul head cold I can at last say my fuzzy head is better and I am no longer sneezing and snuffling constantly. Colds don't usually bother me much but this one was nasty! But then - as my much younger sister reminded me - I am not getting any younger and therefore don't get over things as quickly!! Thanks nurse Annie. lol

So not much to show and tell.
I have a nice new magazine to enjoy - seems to be lots of little sewing projects and a free crafty mag attached too.

The little patches are for my next little quilt but I need some more fabric to mix and match with it.

Below is the second little cardi knitted with Crofter chunky. This time a tad bigger for Phoebe.
She will love it as it has pink buttons!!
That's it folks.
Join us in our happy blog hop. the link to Julia's Stamping Ground.
x Jo


Di said...

Oh, poor you Jo! Hope you feel better soon. Love the little jacket you have there - and pink buttons, yay!!

Hugs, Di xx

Annie said...

It was so good to see you last night. Really glad you are feeling better too. Phoebe will really love her cardy so thank you so much for all your efforts. You're a gem.
A x

Lynn Holland said...

Good to see you are still crafting through being poorly. What troopers we crafters are. Keep warm.
Lynn x

Neet said...

Gorgeous cardigan - any little girl would love to war that.

Sorry to hear about the head cold, they are awful and so debilitating, glad you are on the better sir of it now.

Hugs, Neet xx 27

okienurse said...

Hope you are feeling better Jo! I know a head cold is bad no matter what the age. Love your busy desk today and the new cardi for Phoebe is adorable! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #41

Helen said...

Sorry you have been poorly - there are some really nasty cold germs around which I am trying to avoid!! Love the little cardi.. Have a great week, Helen 8

Sue said...

I love your little colourful and it will be so comfy to wear.

Ria Gall said...

glad to hear you are feeling better it sounds like it was a nasty one.
I hope you get back to your crafting and enjoying yourself.
A very pretty little knit great colours.
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

SueH said...

Aww Jo, I hope you’re feeling better soon hun. (((hug)))
Loving the cardi, the colours are so pretty together. I’ve definitely got the knitting bug after finishing the shawl and brought some more wool last week so I can make something else for my god daughters bump.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to find you haven't been at all well, Jo - but happy that you are on the mend. I prescribe several well-spent hours of R&R on the sofa with a hot drink and that magazine :)

The little jacket is a peach ... what is it about pink that little girls (and big girls too) are drawn to? Have you seen the latest ad for a main paint manufacturer that makes good use of this phenomenon?

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #79

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Jo,
Again back to WOYWW! Phew, one goes into withdrawals you know!

Some crafty desk fun happening here -and yes Phoebe will love it pink buttons and all soft hues/ shades :D
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #42

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cardigan ... glad to hear you are over the cold. I am sure colds hang around a lot longer these days. Nothing to do with getting older those bugs just get tougher.
Sandra @12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me too, kiddo, got an ear infection which iis blooming sore and making me feel pants.....
Love your little cardi, Sirdar Crofter is great Fairisle without the grief :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Laura said...

Ah, my brother wouldn't even have noticed I was ill!!
Lovely cardi
Have a good week

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear about your nasty cold - I am glad it is getting better! The cardi is sooo cute! Also I snooped around and saw the little quilt with the lovely bag and a very smiley cat! Wonderful!
Thank you for sharing and lots of hugs,

Buttons said...

Hope that cold disappears quickly. Love the cardy! SO needed in this weather. Hugs, Jenny #131

MaggieC said...

Lovely little cardi. Phoebe is obviously growing fast now. Hope you soon feel a lot better and never mind the age bit. These bugs are laying everyone low. Just take care and make sure you get lots of hot lemon and honey, and home made chicken soup. xx Maggie #15

Sandy Leigh said...

Jo, I'm so sorry you're sick! Hugs to you dearest, and I hope you feel better. I love your pin cushion and that fabric, BUT, I'm completely fascinated that there is a magazine called Homemaker. Where in the world is that magazine from? You see, I collect homemaker things--I have several, very old, Homec Class textbooks, and I love anything about homemaking! We get some UK magazines at Barnes & Noble, but I've never seen that one! Take care. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

Angelfish said...

What a sweet little cardigan :o) Glad you're better now xx
Fiona #137 (I think!)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely cardi! My grand-daughter is a pink girl too! Hope you are feeling better soon! Chris 83

JoZart said...

Tell your little sis that age is only a number! Young'uns get cold too!
lovely fabric squares there and the little cardigan is fab. I adore the shaded yarns and it's so good knitting for little ones too.
love from Jo, keeping a beady eye on you all from (sunny)Brighton xxx

Fandhmum said...

Hope you are feeling better,
Love the cardy
Rosie x

KatzElbows said...

Does that beautiful cardie come in extra humongous? If so, out me down for me!

Anne said...

Hello Jo sorry you have been so poorly. Love the fabric pieces and the cardigan. Happy WOYWW #87

Karen said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, head colds can be evil! Love the sock kitty, anything cat is OK with me. Karen 92 x

Nan G said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Cute little bits for a sewing project. Adorable sweater too. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

Ann B said...

Glad you are on the mend Jo and that your much younger sister is looking after you, sounds just like me and my much older sister. Love the fabric, and the knitting on show.

Ann B
Not only younger than my sister but more beautiful as well (I wish).

BumbleVee said...

aww...hope you are much better and's horrible to feel out of it...and / or... down and out...

LuLu said...

Cute sweater.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW!


Scrapcat 1 said...

love the quilt squares and the cardi, hope you are feeling better soon. Tracy #72

Gill Edwards said...

only just seen your wednesday post Jo, glad you are on the mend now, there are some horrid things being spread around. Ive just bought Homemaker magazine too.

have a good week

Gill x

Caro said...

Lovely looking patches and such a cute cardie. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #67