Wednesday, 9 September 2015


 Good morning all.
Just a few bits and bobs for you to look at today.
My own crafting activities have been shelved for a while.
I will soon get back into the swing of things once I have the chance.
On my desk is the gorgeous little Bobble and Squeak hat my friend made for Ben.
It fits a treat and is so snuggly and cosy.
Just above it , you can see some lovely purple and yellow wool rovings that I bought for Maxine to make her needle-felted pansy pics with.
Here is one she made earlier..
Here is my little finished cardi that I made for Ben. He loves the little sheep buttons!

Short and sweet today.
I hope you are all well.
I know many of you will be thinking of Shaz and we are sending her our positive WOYWW vibes and lots of love and good wishes for a speedy recovery.

Thanks for calling by.
x Jo


Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo and happy WOYWW. Just love little Bens cardi - excellent knitting....never idle I see. And Maxines pansies are beautiful. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a proper little boy's the colour and the cabling. Did you have to do anything weird with the balls of yarn this time?? Lol I guess there's no colour matching to be done....or was there ??
Maxine's little pansies are prefect, so pretty!
Hope you are well and happy,
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Gorgeous cardi, those buttons are adorable. I just came from commenting on those very pansies!

Fiona #11

Annie said...

Glad you managed to change the buttons....but I did rather also like the black sheep ;-)
Love Maxine's pansies too.
Annie x # 10

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Love Ben's cardi. He'll be proper dapper this winter. Amazing how you knew that one ball of the beige was just enough to complete the cardi ;-)
Tilly Tea Dance #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah, so agree with thoughts and prayers for steady recovery for dear Shaz...

And what magnificent cardi you have made there for Ben, Jo, and well that sweet little Viola, Heartsease or John Jump up we also call the... is just gorgeous, used to have this particular one in front yard it would reseed each year. I think it has to be up there with poppies as fav.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #25

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, I LOVE those pansies - how delightful. The little cardi is sweet too, especially with those gorgeous sheep buttons. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #23

Lisca Meijer said...

Little ben's cardie is sooo cute! I love those buttons!
Yes, we are thinking of Shaz and remembering her in our prayers.
Have a good week,

Peg Robinson said...

Oh that cardi is too sweet. I love the pansy too. Happy WOYWW Peg R 36

Robyn said...

those pansies are perfect!
so hard to find the right buttons. finishing a sweater takes as long a knitting it!
thanks for the visit!
Robyn 1

Beth Sinn said...

I love the little hat and the cardi! When I had my children my mother and mother in law gave me the ones that were made for my hubby and I as children! You have created a beautiful little hand me down treasure!
Thanks for sharing!
-Lizzie #37

Helen said...

Ben's cardi is gorgeous,I'd quite like one myself!! Maxine's pansies are beautiful... hope you get some time yourself soon. Helen 4

Anne said...

That is a fabulous cardy for Benjamin and the pansies are gorgeous. Anne x #7

BumbleVee said...

A beautiful cardi ..... and Maxine's pansies are great..... everyone is so talented over there ...

JoZart Quilts said...

Hi Jo, just spotted your latest Ben cardi and it's just what I'm looking for for our little German man. If you can send me a copy I'd be grateful and will send something in return for the postage and trouble, but if that's too cheeky I am willing to buy it if I have details. I have been looking for that style to suit DD's choice for ages.
M's dumfing is delightful!
We're only just back from Germany and will be off again this weekend for a college reunion. I'm dying to get back and settle into normal life at home but I shouldn't be ungrateful.
hope you are well,
Jo x

Neet said...

Gorgeous cardigan and fab flowers from Maxine. What a talented family. Must dash, too hot for me, need to get back indoors. Couldn't live here.
Hugs, Neet xxx