Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Just a quick post today as I will be dashing to Maxine's to await a delivery van.
I am afraid my table is just a bit of a mess.
I have been decorating the kitchen this week so there hasn't been much time for crafty fun!...

I managed to finish Maxine's dress and then I found enough wool to knit another little cardi.

The tall cones of thread are my latest car boot bargain.
I bought them for Annie but she has more than enough so I will probably put them on ebay.
It is blind hemmer thread - 20,000 metres!

Now - a little request - please go over to Annie's blog "A stitch in time".
She needs your love and positive vibes to perk her up - why is house selling so problematic in this country?

Thanks lots
Have a good week.

x Jo


Annie said...

Thanks Jo for your love and support.
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yep, house selling and buying is a pain. Unfortunately Annie's experience isn't rare....
Love That dress, you're so favourite went out of the Sewing Bee...I wanted Linda to win :-(
Hugs, LLJ 8xx

Anne said...

Hello Jo. Hmmm decorating the kitchen. DH has been working on that for a while! We still not finished :-) Poor Annie- we too had similar problems when we moved here. It happens in the end but a nightmare I agree. Anne x # 28

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh that floral fabric is lovely - a breath of summer on this grey and wet morning! Poor Annie, I hope everything works out for her. We too had a nightmare buying / selling our house, so much so that we vowed never to move again!
Happy WOYWW!
Kate #62

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Went to your friends blog and left a comment. I love the little cardi, just so cute and a beautiful color. Diane #69

Winnie said...

Wow, that Cardi is just so precious. The little one will love it! That is some large amount of thread, I don't sew (not even a button, as I am all thumbs!). I am heading over now to visit Annie and spread the WOYWW around..Winnie#71

Chrysalis said...

Thanks for heading us in Annie's direction. Hope you have a great week, too. Chrysalis 53 xx

Neesie said...

Oh Jo I feel for you decorating your kitchen. I'm cheating as I have a painter in doing my artwork for me at the moment.
Gorgeous little cardi and that colour is so delicate ;D
I'll certainly nip over to Annie.
Enjoy WOYWW Neesie #86

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the little cardi! Hope you find some time for crafting soon! Chris96

glitterandglue said...

Hi Jo. Erm - am I missing something here? I don't see a mess 0- I only see some lovely handmade items, some thread, and some bits... Well done for being so industrious this week - wish I felt I had been - but there you go.
Thanks for popping over. Glad you like that amazing green fabric - it's not too difficult to sew - it's a really cheap satin to make a mock up of the wedding dress. Still not quite satisfied I've got it right, so "if at first...."
A vintage china washing up project??? Which bit was vintage - the china or the washing up? :-)
Sounds busy, whichever way round.
Have a great week - Yes, I've already popped over to Annie - it does seem we can't manage to sell and buy without chaos down here doesn't it?!
Margaret #22

Julia Dunnit said...

Late! 20,000 metres...oh my word, that's a factory amount of hemming! hope Maxine's delivery arrived safe and sound!

MarmaladeRose said...

Hi Jo, just a quicky to answer your question, yes I needle felt the fine detail in but 99% of it is wet felted. x

RosA said...

I rather like that black and floral fabric. I can't tell what it is but I do like it :)
And I must start some knitting as it's heading towards winter now!
Thanks for stopping by,
RosA # 38

peggy apl said...

You are so clever, with all the sewing and knitting projects you make! And I love bargains, car boot, charity shop, they all excite me!
Happy WOYWW, Jo!
peggy aplSEEDS@19

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh a kitchen redo ! Spring brings out the ideas..I think of Annie and this house situation a lot. It has to be stressful and I hope it works out soon for them.